Temple Wood, 4.4 acres of mixed broadleaf woodland 5 miles from Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire countryside, for £43,000 (freehold) [#F1340]
A hazel and willow plantation on a level Ancient Woodland site surrounded by farmland with excellent access a little over 12 miles from Lincoln.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 121
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TF081842
- Centre of wood: TF077843
Nearest postcode: LN3 5AQ
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.
Temple Wood, once a conifer plantation on what is believed to be an Ancient Woodland site, is now a young and thriving mixed broadleaf woodland. It is not far from the Bardney Limewoods Natural Nature Reserve and the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Natural Beauty.
The woodland is populated by flourishing hazel and willow trees, with the occasional taller and older semi mature oak, and a smattering of birch, ash and hawthorn growing close to the boundaries. The current owner has demonstrated good management of the wood by coppicing the hazel to encourage temporary open spaces and by periodically clearing the ground vegetation. An easy access path has been sensitively created and well maintained (by using spare bits of timber as paving) and weaves in and out of the trees allowing access to nearly all corners of the woodland.
In the open areas where the dominating bramble has been removed, ground flora indicative of Ancient Woodland can be found such as cowslip, dog’s mercury and bluebells. Other prevalent flora include a mixture of long grasses and miscanthus. The soils underneath are base rich loamy soils and the land is effectively flat but has a few small, seasonally wet, watercourses that criss-cross throughout the woodland.
Locally, dormice were reintroduced nearby in 2002, and although signs of their presence were not found on our visit (to be expected during the colder months), the habitat is ideal for them and as the weather warms up they should hopefully come out of hibernation. Deer, badgers, squirrels, rabbits and hares on the other hand have all been noted during visits and the woodland is alive with the sounds of songbirds, notable visitors include the green woodpecker, red-backed shrike, the barn owl and linnet and the occasional soaring buzzard overhead.
Access from the main road into Temple Wood is excellent along a recently installed hard stoned track suitable for 2WD vehicles all year round. Near to the woodland entrance, the current owner has installed a handy but discreet timber clad composting toilet.
The woodland is dedicated under the Countryside Rights of Way Act of 2000 but due to its relative isolation surrounded by farmland and because it is set back from the main road, we do not believe it to be widely accessed by the public.
If It Were Mine
I would continue the coppice regime and potentially enlarge the clearing in the south west of the woodland and plant some other species such as wild cherry or small-leaved lime.
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 direction of Lincoln, drive north east along Welton Road, the A46, for approximately 8 miles.
- Where the road turns sharply left just before the village of Faldingworth, turn right onto an unnamed B road, directions Friesthorpe and Wickenby.
- 0.5 miles down the road, take the first turning on the left onto Shortwood Lane.
- After 0.7 miles, turn left again, staying on Shortwood Lane.
- After another 0.7 miles, the road with turn sharply to the left, in 100 metres there is a wooden access gate on the left, with a ‘Private Woodland’ sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park on the grass verge, do not park in front of the gate (sorry gate keys are not provided for viewings however they will be provided on completion).
- Walk around the gate and along the track until you reach the woodland edge (point B).
- Continue along the track for 20 metres, where the track turns sharply to the right (point C).
- Continue straight along the track for a further 100 metres until you come to a wooden stake painted orange and blue, this is the start of the woodland (point D).
- After a further 50 metres you will come to a wooden bar gate with a Woods4Sale sign (point E) this is the main entrance to the woodland.
- The southeast boundary is marked by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is marked by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is the field edge indicated by a fence.
- The northeast boundary is the ditch that runs alongside the access track.
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
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCDE on the plan below.
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 (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
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.