Hode Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.85 acres of mature beech woodland for £26,000 (leasehold) [#F1407]
A stunning beech and mixed broadleaf woodland with excellent access in peaceful, rolling countryside, under 20 miles from Nottingham.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 683 597
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.
Hode Wood is a great mixed broadleaf woodland, mainly consisting of 60+ year old beech trees but with a healthy mix of oak, ash, sycamore, birch, hazel, rowan, hawthorn and the occasional slow growing yew tree. The wider wood of which Hode is part, has been designated as a Plantation on Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (or PAWS site) which means that there has been tree cover since the 1600s. In more recent years the area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of the lime-rich soils that have created a wonderful understorey.
Growing up under the tree canopy is a rich tapestry of wildflowers and shrubs. Bluebells are rife in springtime alongside violets, campion, anemone, wild garlic and dog’s mercury together with a variety of wild grasses and bramble. In the autumn months these are laden with blackberries so you’ll come away with red-stained fingertips if you brave the thorns.
Visitors include roe deer, badgers, foxes and rabbits. Songbirds are frequently perched amongst the treetops and provide a pleasant melodic sound whilst you wander the woods.
Hode Wood is found amid Nottinghamshire countryside, to the north and south there are great views over large wheat fields. Nearby is the historic Sherwood Forest, home to the infamous Robin Hood.
Reaching this wood couldn’t be easier, situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire. The main access is along a stoned track from the public highway up to the edge of the woodland. Not far from the wood are the market towns of Newark, Southwell and Mansfield and the county city of Nottingham. As part of the previous management operations, a few soft tracks were created and make easy access into and around Hode Wood.
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 clear some of the grass from the rides to improve access. Over time I would also look to periodically fell some of the beech trees to continue the good management from past years. This could be used to make some nice furniture or other woodwork or just keep the home fire going over the winter.
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 for 1200 metres passing another gate (point B), through C and on to point D, this is the start of Hode Wood.
- The north boundary is the nearside of the ditch with agricultural field beyond.
- The west boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is the outside edge of the earth bank indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The east boundary is indicated by green 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.
The woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation click on the following links.
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
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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.