Tuck Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 1.42 acres of mature mixed broadleaf woodland for £17,000 (leasehold) [#F1455]
A delightful deciduous woodland with large hard standing area, located at the end of a quiet track in the middle of the Nottinghamshire countryside.
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.
Tuck Wood is a charming woodland with exceptional access and a large stoned area suitable for stacking timber or perhaps creating an area for a picnic table and a small campfire. You can easily imagine yourself enjoying the solitude of this woodland. Access is along a hard-surfaced track, suitable for two wheeled drive vehicles all year round
A variety of tree species make quite a visually stunning structure as one wanders along the tracks created by tractors used in extracting the felled timber over the years. From the towering beech trees on the northern boundary to the old coppice hazel trees in the south, the mature ash and the occasional sycamore dotted throughout, this woodland, although small, is extremely diverse.
The woodland shows promise, the hazel stools are crying out to have a coppice regime reinstated that will improve the quality of the trees, whilst providing temporary open spaces that will enhance biodiversity.
Tuck Wood is part of a wider woodland that has been classified as Ancient Replanted Woodland due to the ground flora growing on the lime rich soils. This means that trees have grown in this area since before the 1600s. The woodland floor is rich with wildflowers such as bluebells, violets, campions and anemones.
A pair of hinds in the neighbouring field were spooked during our last visit. Badgers, foxes, rabbits and squirrels are all likely visitors to the area.
Tuck Wood is situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire. There are 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 928 years remaining. The wood is subject to a peppercorn annual rent of £1.25, payable every 5 years.
If It Were Mine
I would begin by re-establishing a coppice cycle with the hazel in the south west corner which would glean some nice size firewood that, after a bit of time spent drying by the side of the stoned area would burn well on the home fire.
The tracks within could be periodically strimmed or mown which would allow for some new plant growth (keep the long grasses at bay and let the bluebells and wild garlic flourish come the spring!).
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 approximately 225 metres and you will come to a junction with three tracks, (point B) take the middle track (with the National Trust property to the left) with a metal gate. Walk around the gate and continue down the track.
- Continue down this track for a further 500 metres, the track will bend to the left (and there will be wooden gate on the right).
- Keep walking for a further 250 metres and you will get to a stoned track leading off to the left, this is the start of the woodland (point C).
- The north and west boundaries are indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is the outside edge of the earth bank indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange 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 ABCD.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CE for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.