Backe Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 1.04 acres of mature broadleaved woodland for £14,000 (freehold) [#M1430]
A compact mixed ash woodland positioned on the outskirts of a forest and adjacent to arable land with superb vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 679 595
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.
Capturing the essence of the surrounding ash and oak forest, Backe Wood is a quiet parcel of woodland that looks out over the surrounding landscape. Set at the farthest end of a hard stoned track car access is unrestricted throughout the year. A surfaced layby leads you into the wood which has a slight north gradient. The north and south boundaries are tracks, beyond which are arable fields to the south and woodland to the north.
This one acre wood has an abundance of mature and young trees. The species dominating the canopy include ash, oak sycamore and rowan. At eye level there is thorn and sycamore with clumps of laurel providing seclusion and diversity. The floor is abundant with seasonal flowers, ferns and mosses.
Historically the wider area formed part of the UK’s first onshore oilfield and was in operation during the mid-1940s; the well heads were sealed many years ago. The hard surfaced area was created when a well was drilled all those years ago.
Backe Wood is located near to the village of Kirklington and Eakring which are a short distance away, providing basic amenities. Mansfield is a 10 minute drive, with Nottingham 20 minutes.
The woodland has been designated as an Ancient Woodland indicating that since records began in the 1600s it has remained under woodland cover.
A woodland such as this offers a range of opportunities for activities such as camping and crafts. Backe Wood would be a great investment for anyone with a passion for the outdoors.
The entire forested area has 8 years remaining on a 10 year management plan outlining, without obligation, the potential future management of the woodland in its entirety.
If It Were Mine
I would strim a path running the length of the wood, put up some nesting boxes, remove any out competed trees and create some openings in the canopy. A rope swing would be fun if a sturdy branch could be found! And perhaps a small drying shelter for firewood seasoning for the cooler months.
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
- Head east from Mansfield on the A617.
- Stay on the A617 (Kirklington Road) dual carriageway 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 (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Continue walking for 730 metres passing another gate (point B), then bearing right at point C.
- Continue through the gate for 330 metres to point D. This is the start of the wood.
- The northwest boundary is indicated with red paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The southeast boundary is the hedge.
- The northwest and north boundaries are the inside edge of the track indicated with blue paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
- There is a historic exception to this where a person named in the title document could enter the property to take fox, however we believe this is unlikely to be exercised.
- The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
- The rights to extract oil are reserved to a previous owner and we believe these are unlikely to ever be exercised.
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 ABCDT.
- A right of way is reserved over the route DE for the benefit of the land beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.