Yeoman Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 4.53 acres of mature beech woodland for £38,000 (leasehold) [#F1405]
A beautiful and secluded replanted ancient beech woodland amid rolling countryside with excellent access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 684 596
Nearest postcode: NG22 8PA
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.
Yeoman Wood is located in the well known and loved storybook countryside of Sherwood in Nottinghamshire. This predominantly beech wood has woodland on two sides with stunning views to the north and south over rolling countryside.
Although mostly made up of beech, Yeoman Wood is also graced with some wonderful oak, sycamore, birch and the occasional yew tree. Underneath the canopy of mature trees, ash, hazel, rowan and hawthorn create a wonderfully diverse woodland. In recent years, the woodland has benefited from some good management and the beech trees are lovely and tall with good form.
Access is at the far end of a hard-surfaced track and is consequently extremely secluded and peaceful. The wood is designated as Ancient Replanted Woodland (sometimes known as a Plantation on Ancient Semi-natural Woodland or PAWS site) which means it has been under continuous tree cover since the 1600s with a little help from mankind. A handy earth track runs up and forms the eastern boundary, a little overgrown at the moment with tall grasses. Acting as sentinels to the woodland, the entrance to Yeoman Wood is flanked by two gnarly ancient yew trees.
The woodland has also been designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to the lime-rich soils that were used to seal the wellheads many years ago that formed part of the UK’s first onshore oilfield that was in operation during the mid-1940s.
The forest floor is rich with wildflowers and shrubs, including patches of bluebells in springtime, violet, campion and anemone. There is also the lovely scent of seasonal honeysuckle in the morning, abundant in number because of the strong understorey.
A few open areas, ripe with tall grasses and fruit-laden bramble are present in the northern parts of the woodland and could be an ideal place to either plant some more trees, or clear an area for a bit of camping.
A pair of hinds in the neighbouring field were spooked during our last visit and are no doubt frequent visitors to the area. Badgers, foxes, rabbits and squirrels are all likely visitors to the area.
Yeoman Wood is situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire. It benefits from good links to both the A617 and A614 for travelling to the market towns of Newark, Southwell and Mansfield as well as the city of Nottingham.
This is a leasehold property with 929 years remaining. The wood is subject to a peppercorn annual rent of £1.25, payable every 5 years.
If It Were Mine
I would strim the grasses along the ride, cutting opposite sides every other year, this will ensure that they do not get overgrown whilst providing habitat for the butterflies.
Clearing some of the trees and branches that have grown into the tracks would also be a priority.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- Head east from Mansfield on the A617.
- Stay on the A617 (Kirklington Road) dual carriage way bypassing Rainworth.
- Go straight over the roundabout that meets the A614.
- After 4 miles turn left on to Eakring Lane.
- Follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles until you arrive at a carpark at the entrance to the forest, with a Red Rock Forestry sign on the gate (point A on the plan below).
- Park here and continue on foot (walk round the gate, sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Continue walking for 1300 metres passing another gate (point B), on to point D, this is the start of Yeoman Wood.
- The north boundary is the nearside of the ditch with agricultural field beyond.
- The west boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is the inside edge of the earth bank indicated with white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees
- The east boundary is the eastern edge of the grassy track indicated by red paint on trees and posts.
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 are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCDE.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations, however there is a liability to maintain boundary hedges and drains.
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
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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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.