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Thumper Wood, 5.23 acres of mature broadleaf woodland near Retford, Laneham in Nottinghamshire, £63,000 (freehold) [#F1328]


A beautiful stand of mixed broadleaves, mainly mature ash scattered throughout with wild cherry and field maple, a few miles from the A57 and surrounded by fields.




5.23 acres




£63,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside access: SK 790 763

- Centre of wood: SK791764

Nearest postcode: DN22 0FE

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.


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Thumper Wood is a beautiful stand of mature ash trees, situated on the western edge of Nottinghamshire, in the middle of rolling agricultural fields and not too far from the River Trent and the town of Retford. The main road to Lincoln, the A57 is just over 2 miles away, providing easy access to the woodland.

The tall ash trees dominate the woodland but are interspersed with the occasional field maple and cherry tree. To the south and east, hawthorn shrubs have been planted and are growing up well underneath the ash canopy.

This peaceful woodland lies on flat, fertile floodplain soils and is relatively free draining. To the west of the woodland there is a sea of snowberry plants and to the east, a relatively open area, perhaps a perfect place to make a little campsite. A path has been cut from the main entrance to the west and continues through the woodland.

A diverse range of animals are drawn to the sanctuary the woodland offers, such as muntjac deer, hares and rabbits, buzzards and a variety of songbirds. Signs and sounds of these animals are heard throughout the woodland and create a beautiful background sound.

Thumper Wood is a lovely woodland, ideal for someone who has a hungry log burner at home or for an aspiring woodsman who can turn some of the long ash trees into wonderful handcrafted pieces.

If It Were Mine

From a good woodland management perspective, I would thin out some of the ash trees, and underplant alternative species such as cherry or beech in appropriate places that would help increase the diversity of the woodland. I would also look to fence the newly planted trees off from the wandering deer to ensure they are not eaten.

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

  • Driving south out of Retford, along the A638, towards Eaton, drive approximately 0.3 miles, heading straight over one mini roundabout.
  • When you get to another mini roundabout, take the first turning, left, heading towards Grove, Headon and Rampton, along Grove Road.
  • Drive for approximately 6.7 miles along this road.
  • When you reach Stokeham, turn right onto Laneham Road, and after approximately 0.5 miles the entrance to the woodland is on your left indicated with a Woods4Sale sign on the roadside.
  • Turn left, onto a public bridleway opposite a layby (point X on the plan below).
  • Drive for approximately 150 metres along this track, passing a second Woods4Sale sign on the right-hand side (point Y).
  • Please park in the parking area off the bridleway (point A).
  • This is the entrance Thumper Wood.


  • The northern boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden posts and trees.
  • The southern boundary is the edge of the woodland with an agricultural field immediately adjacent.
  • Both the western and eastern boundaries are the inside edge of a stone track

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.  

Mineral Rights

  • A conveyance has been placed on the woodland, dated 1941, which reserves the right to extract coal from the woodland but provides compensation for any damage done.
  • We believe this is now historic and is very unlikely to be exercised nor planning permission given.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way over the route XA.
  • There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):

  • 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

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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.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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