Stone Dyke Wood, Chapeltown, South Yorkshire. 2.73 acres of maturing hardwoods for £19,500 (freehold) [#A557]
Quiet private glades of middle-aged oak with stream frontage at the end of a private track, conveniently located midway between Sheffield and the Peak District National Park.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 110.
National Grid Ref:
- Viewer parking: SK 329 966.
- Centre of wood: SK 323 964.
Nearest postcode: S35 1WN.
Stone Dyke Wood is a secluded haven of stream-side broadleaves at the end of a forest track, screened from the outside world by rolling farmland and other woods. The Peak District National Park is eight miles to the west and Sheffield is a similar distance to the south. Junction 36 of the M1 is just three miles away making this a very accessible hideaway.
The wood lies on largely level ground with a gentle northern aspect. It is well served by a number of small private paths which meander through the oak stems giving good access throughout and linking with the stream-side.
Aside from an occasional beech, larch, rowan and birch the canopy is almost exclusively composed of mid-rotation oak dating from the middle of the last century. The stems are moderately spaced, admitting a fair degree of light to the woodland floor which in consequence is pleasantly greened with glades of soft grasses. The form of the oak is generally good, and a light crown thin would yield some firewood as well as benefiting the retained crop.
The under-storey is populated with a few young beech saplings along with some holly and hazel. Beneath this the soft grasses and very modest blackberry presence enables easy foot access across the entire wood which also hosts some ancient woodland associates such as wood sorrel and anemone.
The woodland is a refuge for wildlife with a wide variety of woodland songbirds. When we visited we also noted woodpeckers and buzzards as well as the tell-tale signs of badgers and foxes.
The wood will have wide appeal to those with an eye for habitat conservation and quiet enjoyment. With 4x4 access the opportunities for recreation here are obvious with the prospect of many an evening camp fire fed by fallen deadwood amidst peaceful surroundings with the backdrop of the stream. Early viewing is recommended.
If It Were Mine
A central glade maintained by occasional strimming of the soft grasses would create a lovely locus for quiet recreation, whilst other more open areas might benefit from a little light under-planting. More densely populated stands could take a modest thin which in conjunction with fallen deadwood should provide a healthy stack of logs. And I’m always keen to attract songsters with extra bird boxes.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From J36 of the M1 head southwest on the A61, also called Westwood New Road.
- After a mile cross straight over the first roundabout and continue on the A61 for a further 1½ miles passing the junction (by a garage) for A629 on your right.
- Keep south on the A61 for a further 300 metres and you will see a Woods4sale sign in a tree on your right.
- Turn first right after the sign into a private drive (about 200 metres after the sign).
- Immediately after entering the drive there is an area of hard-standing on your left.
- Please park on the hard-standing (point A on the plan) and walk from this point.
- The entrance to the wood is via the locked gate opposite (with a small For Sale sign).
- Walk north up the forest track for 200 metres (B) and then turn left, following the track for a further 300 metres to the end of the stoned track (C).
- Continue down the soft track ahead of you for a further 200 metres until you see orange-topped posts on either side of the track (D).
- Stone Dyke Wood is on your right after this point.
- The north boundary DG runs from the stone wall at G along the line of a derelict fence to link with orange topped posts at D.
- The east boundary (DE) is the east side of the soft track.
- The south boundary (EF) is the tumbled down stone wall.
- The west boundary (FG) is the line of a remnant stone wall.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- Maintenance of shared tracks and hard-standing is according to use.
- A public footpath runs along the east side of the property (DE).
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.