Ryben Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.36 acres of mature broadleaved woodland for £47,000 (freehold) [#M1637]
A mid aged oak and ash woodland with a variety of other tree species. Positioned in a peaceful part of a larger Ancient Woodland, excellent vehicular access and a significant open space.
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 679 599
Ryben Wood sits in the middle of a forest set in the beautiful Sherwood countryside. The property is on the edge of a hard surfaced track providing excellent accessibility throughout the year.
This ash and oak wood is designated as an Ancient Woodland thus determined by virtue of it being under continuous tree cover since the 1600s. It has had light management over the years resulting in a productive woodland with trees of good form and spacing.
The trees are a mixture of semi mature native broadleaf trees typical of a native wood in this region. There is a strong presence of ash supported by oak, beech and sycamore. The understory has a large population of small trees including hazel birch and rowan. There is also yew and box, fabulous evergreens symbolic of Ancient Woodlands.
The forest floor is rich with wildflowers and shrubs, including patches of bluebells in springtime, violet, campion and anemone. There is also the lovely scent of seasonal honeysuckle in the morning amongst the thriving understory.
Behind a locked gate the wood is accessible with a 2WD car along a hard-surfaced track, which runs into the wood to a clearing. Mowed until recently, this small area presents an opportunity from which to base woodland activities or to do some planting and create a new coupe of trees.
Ryben 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.
Historically the area formed part of the UK’s first on-shore oilfield and was in operation during the mid-1940s; the sporadic 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 woodland by thinning some of the poor trees, releasing any suppressed ones that will eventually take dominance in the canopy. I would plant up the open area with oak and beech to re-establish woodland here.
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 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 550 metres passing another gate (point B), on to point C where there is a wooden gate to your right.
- Go through the gate and Ryben Wood is on your left.
- The northeast boundary is the unmarked outside edge of the track.
- The east boundary is indicated by red paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The short southeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated with green paint on wooden posts and trees that may be set back a short distance from the edge of the track.
- 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 is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC and CE.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route CD.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- ABCD is a public bridleway.
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.