The Darner, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.53 acres of mature broadleaved woodland for £28,000 (freehold) [#M1450]
A mixed beech, ash and oak woodland with a variety of other tree species. Positioned in a peaceful part of a larger Ancient Woodland, with year-round vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 677 596
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.
The Darner is set within an ancient wooded landscape, with a delightful mixture of broadleaf trees, namely mature beech, ash, oak, and sycamore, all having great stature – the lower canopy is abundant with hazel, birch and whips of the former parent trees. There are also box and holly, indicators of ancient woodland to which parts of this woodland are designated.
This small parcel of woodland occupies a central position within a wider forested landscape, slightly sloping with a south westerly aspect and is accessible via a hard-surfaced track that runs from the public highway, to and along The Darner boundary. An overgrown soft track, token to the woodland's distant past, rises to a cut out level area that would provide an excellent area for camping and woodland activities.
The character of the wood is indicated by mature trees presenting a high canopy, patchy areas of smaller trees in the middle canopy and abundant regrowth and shrubs below. There is plenty of birdsong to delight the auditory senses from the wonderful “laughing” notes of the green woodpecker, the whirring song of the nightjar and haunting call of the tawny owl. You may also hear woodpecker, warbler, crossbill and tree pipit making this an idyllic location for a keen ‘twitcher’.
Quiet adventurers at dusk and dawn will likely hear the rustle of fox, badger and fallow deer, the sharp eyed may even glimpse a weasel.
Historically the wider area formed part of the UK’s first on-shore oilfield and was in operation during the mid-1940s; the well heads were sealed many years ago. It is thought that the level area may have once been a proposed well that never established. The woodland has 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.
The nearby villages of Kirklington and Eakring are a short distance away providing basic amenities. Mansfield is a 10 minute drive, with Nottingham 20 minutes.
A woodland such as this offers a range of opportunities for activities such as camping and crafts. The Darner 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 that is in tune with the aspirations of SSSI.
If It Were Mine
I would strim the soft track and the level area. I would then look at identifying any trees that could be removed and would help the forest develop further. I would create some deadwood habitats and put up some nesting boxes.
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 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. Turn right then turn left (point E) following the track down the hill for 200 metres to point F. This is the start of the wood.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by red paint on trees and posts.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated with green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated with blue paint on boundary trees and 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 named person 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 routes ABCDEF and GH.
- A right of way is reserved over the route FG 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.
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.