Greenmore Copse, Woodcote, Oxfordshire, 2.36 acres of exceptional mature beech woodland accessed by a good stone track. £29,000 (freehold) [#S1143]
An attractive stand of tall native broadleaf woodland with a vigorous understory in a rural location, 9 miles north of Reading.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 648 808
- Centre of wood: SU 650 808
Nearest postcode: RG8 0RT
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.
Located in south east Oxfordshire, Greenmore Copse is situated on the fringes of Woodcote village and is part of a wider forested area designated as an Ancient Woodland, signifying continuous tree cover since before 1600 AD.
Predominately on an even site with loam over clay soils, impressive stands of mature beech dominate the woodland, some of them over 100 years old. The lower emerging canopy consists mainly of vibrant and bushy holly clusters and some strong beech regeneration, a species trait known for its shade tolerance.
A handful of maturing birch occupies the northeast corner of the wood, a potential wood fuel stock. The forest floor hosts a diverse display of mosses, grasses and especially fungi. Notable during autumn, these include fly agaric, earthstar and magpie. Other ground flora include scatterings of bluebell and blackberry.
Populations of both roe and muntjac deer are typical in the area and regularly frequent the wood. Birdlife is extensive with the pleasant sound of songbird as well as buzzard and owl.
Greenmore Copse benefits from good vehicular access and is reached via a hard-surfaced track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
The flat topography offers a multitude of woodland orientated activities; I would certainly use the open areas to hone my bushcraft skills. The area of birch trees is ideal for hammocks to be set up with a canopy over the top for camping.
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
- From the edge of Reading take the A4074 north towards Wallingford and Oxford.
- Approximately 1 mile past Cane End turn left onto the B4526.
- Follow this road for another mile and then turn right for Woodcote. The entrance for the wood can be seen on the right-hand side of the road after 550 metres indicated by a Woods4sale sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable place not obstructing the gate. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Climb the gate and continue along the track for 50 metres, keeping right at the junction (point B).
- After approximately 130 metres turn left (point C).
- Continue for approximately 100 metres and you will arrive at a pull-in on the left (point D). This is the entrance to Greenmore Copse, indicated by a short wooden post on the left painted yellow.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by red paint on trees and short wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and short wooden posts.
- The south boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and short wooden posts on the outside edge of the track.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and short wooden posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCD on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved for the benefit of woodland beyond over DE.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
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.