Common Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 1.37 acres of broadleaved woodland for £25,000 (freehold) [#M1595]
A mixed age beech, ash and hazel woodland and a large open space. Positioned in a peaceful part of a larger Ancient Woodland, with 2WD vehicular access.
NG22 8PA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
- Roadside gate: SK 675 602
- Centre of wood: SK 680 597
Common Wood sits amid beautiful Sherwood countryside, surrounded with woodland but for a wonderful sunny aspect to the south east offering fabulous views. The wood is far enough from the main road to make it a very peaceful setting.
The wood is designated as an Ancient Woodland thus determined by virtue of it being under continuous tree cover since the 1600s. It is a mixture of native broadleaf trees typical of local woodland. There is a strong presence of beech supported by ash and sycamore. The understory has a large population of small trees including hazel, birch and rowan.
The forest floor is rich with wildflowers and shrubs, including patches of bluebells in springtime, along with violet, campion and anemone. There is also the lovely scent of seasonal honeysuckle in the morning, abundant in number because of the strong understory.
There is a large open space of rough grass that could be utilised for grazing or personal activities. It also presents an opportunity to plant the area with trees to the design of the owner. The ground is generally flat with a slight gradient to the south and west.
Common Wood is situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire. It benefits from 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.
Access with a 2WD car is along a hard-surfaced track, which runs the length of the forest all the way to the far edge of the wood. In addition, a soft ride runs into the wood from the west.
Historically the 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 wood is designated as Ancient Woodland and it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to plants and features that are common in old woodlands.
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 manage the access from the west as it offers greater privacy. To the south of the open space I would plant a significant area leaving a central grassy section for weekend camping.
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 100 metres to point D. This is the start of the wood on your right.
- The north boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is indicated with yellow paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The south boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated with red paint on wooden posts and boundary trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- The east boundary is the outside edge of the track and is unmarked.
- 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 ABCD and EF.
- A right of way is reserved over the route DE for the benefit of the land beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no 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.