Hope Wood, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. 2.62 acres of mature oak and ash woodland, 24 miles from Cambridge. £30,000 (freehold) [#S1290]
A beautiful Ancient Woodland in a rural location, a short distance from the market town of Huntingdon with good access, 2.8 miles from the A1(M) and A14.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 142
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TL 182 801
- Centre of wood: TL 183 803
Nearest postcode: PE28 5XP
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.
Hope Wood is part of a wider Ancient Woodland known as The Odd Quarter. It is recognised as a significant lowland woodland, and is located on level lime-rich loamy clay soils with a proven fertility. The canopy consists of ash, oak, majestic beech and occasional Scots pine. Below, the shrub layer comprises hawthorn, field maple, ash regeneration, hazel and blackthorn (particularly on top of an earth mound that fringes the western boundary). During spring, the woodland floor is transformed with Ancient Woodland indicators such as wood anemone, early-purple orchid and primrose.
Leading from the entrance at the northeast corner, a discreet track leads to a clearing in the centre of the woodland, providing a great location for bushcraft and recreation.
The woodland populations of wildlife are abundant; fauna and birdlife include deer (roe, sika and fallow), harvest mouse, badger, nightingale, woodcock, buzzard, little owl, treecreeper and a multitude of harmonious songsters. Truly a conservationists dream!
This delightful wood offers huge scope for a weekend woodsman and benefits from good access, navigable with a two-wheel drive car during drier months.
If It Were Mine
With Hope Wood being a wildlife haven, I would enjoy quiet observation from a discreet hide. An occasional overnight stay during the summer with the family would certainly feature in my plans.
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 junction 23 of the A14, continue north towards Peterborough and The NORTH.
- After 2.4 miles take the exit towards R.A.F. Alconbury and B1043.
- At the Harvest garage, turn right at the roundabout sign posted towards The Stuckeleys.
- Take the first left at the roundabout shortly after onto the B1043 towards Alconbury Hill and Monks Wood.
- After 2.5 miles you will see an entrance to a farm track and security bar gate set back on the right (point A on the plan below), indicated by a short wooden post with red paint (there is a petrol station 250 metres beyond).
- Please park safely off the road not obstructing the entrance or traffic.
- Climb under the security bar and continue along the track for 315 metres and you will arrive at a locked wooden five-bar gate on the left that leads into the woodland (point B).
- Climb over the gate and continue along the track for 190 metres and turn left (point C)
- Continue along the track and after 100 metres you will arrive at a short wooden post with orange paint and our Woods4Sale sign just beyond (point D).
- The north boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts.
- The south boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts.
- The west boundary EF is the low earth bund with occasional orange paint on trees and fields beyond, FG is the low earth bund with occasional orange paint on trees and motel car park beyond.
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 where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCD indicated on the plan below.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is within a conservation area and therefore governed by the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) protections. This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
This woodland is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and described as ‘one of Britain’s most important lowland woodlands’. More information can be found on the Natural England website:
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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.