Crest Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 1.4 acres of mature mixed broadleaf woodland for £18,000 (leasehold) [#F1527]
A fabulous beech woodland in a secluded location with excellent vehicle access and commanding views over rolling countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 681 598
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.
Entrance to woodland: ///restores.cuddling.informal
Crest Wood is located at the end of a well-established and private stone track, easily accessible year round in two wheeled drive cars. There are two useful stoned areas within the woodland boundary. The 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.
The woodland consists of a nice mixture of beech, sycamore, ash, hazel, hawthorn, and the odd field maple. The trees are all a different age and size which makes for a diverse canopy. Whilst the trees are quite densely packed which naturally supresses ground vegetation, there is still a mix of bramble, bluebells, dog’s mercury, the occasional woodruff and a variety of wild grasses and mosses.
Within the wood there are overgrown earth management tracks which were used to extract trees over the last 20 years. With a little work they could easily be brought back to use and the flat and free draining ground means it may be possible to drive a car further into the wood.
The wider woodland of which Crest Wood is part of has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of the ground flora found growing on the lime rich soils present here. It has also been classified as an Ancient Replanted Woodland, which means it has been continually wooded since the 1600s, with the more recent planting being the beech trees.
Deer have been seen in the surrounding fields and woodland and there are signs that suggest they graze on the plant life between the trees. A variety of songbirds are sure to inhabit the trees and produce a lovely background sound. Badgers, foxes, rabbits, hares and squirrels are also known to wander through from time to time too.
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
The two stoned areas need a bit of clearance work to tidy them up, but once clear they could be used for a variety of things. Maybe site a little shed to store some tools, stack some firewood to dry out, or to park a campervan when visiting the woodland.
I would certainly clear some of the internal tracks with a strimmer and maybe a section along the northern boundary as the views out over the adjacent fields are not to be missed.
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) and continue 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 there will be a gate into a field on your left, a stoned area directly in front of you, and a few green paint spots on some trees and on a post. This is the western boundary.
- Walk for a further 100 metres, you will come to a grass covered stone track leading left into the adjacent woodland (point C). Crest Wood is accessed via this route.
- There will be a short line of orange painted posts on your left, when you see an orange post to the right of the stone track, this is the entrance to Crest Wood (point D).
- The north boundary is the nearside of the ditch with agricultural field beyond.
- The east boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The west boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is the edge of the track.
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 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.