Maple Rise, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.1 acres of mature broadleaved woodland for £23,000 (freehold) [#M1457]
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 vehicular access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 678 595
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.
Maple Rise is a fantastic wood in picturesque Nottinghamshire countryside, just east of Lincolnshire. It is close to the village of Eakring and fifteen minutes by car from Newark on Trent. The securely gated wood benefits from a hard track leading from the council road and is suitable for a 2WD vehicle.
The wood lies between 70 and 90 metres above sea level, with topography constituting an area of gently sloping ground and a small valley that faces the south west.
The northern section of this wood is designated Ancient Woodland and the entire wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to plants and features that are of note.
A good level of deadwood and fungi indicate the wood’s thriving ecology, as do butterflies and other insects, along with a diversity of woodland songbirds and flora.
Maple Rise hosts a wonderful selection of trees old and young, notably beech, ash, oak, abundant sycamore and of course maple. Smaller trees include birch, rowan and hazel.
The character of the wood is indicated by mature trees, patchy lower shrub and unbroken canopy providing a naturalised feel to one’s surroundings.
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.
The entire forested area has 7 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 look at removing some sycamore and ash and encourage some beech, oak or perhaps some hornbeam. I would retain 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 Maple Rise is on your right.
- The northeast boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by red paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated with blue paint on trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated with green paint on trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The northwest boundary is indicated with white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- 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 route ABCDEG.
- A right of way is reserved over the route EF 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
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.