Archway Wood, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. 3.11 acres of riverside broadleaves offering high amenity in the heart of Sherwood Forest, for £31,000 (freehold) [#M1113]
A delightful riverside property offering excellent recreational and environmental opportunities, surrounded by farmland in the heart of Sherwood Forest.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 604 662
- Centre of wood: SK 611 658
Nearest postcode: NG21 9RY
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Archway Wood sits in a delightful location on the banks of the River Maun in a rural mosaic of wood, hedgerow and field. This broadleaved woodland is dominated by oak and silver birch with minor elements of beech, rowan, poplar, willow, holly and hazel. Many of the trees are open-grown resulting in stems with full crowns and gnarly branches. The well-spaced trees result in small open areas that allow plenty of dappled sunlight to the floor giving a generally light and airy feeling to the wood.
The wood is largely level and on well-drained soil affording good access throughout. The river bank drops away creating a commanding view as it rushes through the wood. There is a small flat grassy area overlooking the river near to the east of the wood which makes an obvious focus for a spot of lunch and to camp.
The south side of the wood fronts the River Maun which belongs to the wood so a keen angler may wish to take advantage of this supper prospect. This clean peaceful river has an abundance of fish and birdlife including kingfisher.
Archway Wood has had minimal intervention in recent years so the features to be found are most natural, as such there is opportunity to add your own touch and enhance this lovely environment further.
If It Were Mine
I would plant up some of the open areas with oak and birch using mats to suppress competition growth. I would also assess the trees for health with a view to removing any poor trees and perhaps make a carving out of one.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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
- Leave Mansfield heading northeast on the B6030.
- Cross straight over the lights at the intersection with the A6117.
- Continue for a further 4 miles and then turn left onto Archway Road just before the Dog and Duck Public House.
- Continue down this road for 550 metres to a T junction and turn left under the arched railway bridge.
- Continue down the hill for a further 240 metres to the bridge at the bottom.
- Park on the left side of the road immediately north of the bridge marked A on the plan. Please ensure that your car is parked well clear of the road which is privately owned.
- Follow the bridleway to your right (heading east, on the north bank of the river) for 240 metres to the west end of the wood (point B).
- The wood can also be accessed on foot from Edwinstowe. Near the 30 mph sign at the west edge of the village (on the A6075 Mansfield Road) enter the farm track and public bridleway at point X, heading 700 metres south to point A and then left as along the path, following the river to the wood to point B.
- Woods4Sale signs are located on the east and west approaches close to the woodland boundaries.
- The north boundary is defined by the field edge.
- The east boundary is approximately 100 metres in from the east end of the wood and about 5 metres upstream of where a small tributary enters the south side of the river. It is indicated by a wooden stake marked with green paint. The west boundary is indicated by a post bearing a Right of Way marker.
- The south boundary is the south bank of the river.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There is a vehicular right of access from the A6075 to the west end of the wood along points XB on the plan, with maintenance according to use. The route is overgrown and appears not to have been used recently, but could be re-established if a new owner elected to do so.
- A bridleway runs along the north edge of the wood. The current owner accesses the wood on foot via this path from both east and west.
According to a conveyance from 1973 there is an obligation on the owner to fence and maintain the north boundary. There are currently no perimeter fences and the adjacent field to the north is arable. The current owner has never been asked to fence this boundary.
Tree Preservation Order
There is a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) within the woodland. This does not prevent normal woodland management operations, it simply means that the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained prior to felling.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.