Achew Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.18 acres of broadleaved woodland for £41,000 (freehold) [#M1640]
A maple, ash and oak woodland with a healthy understory of hazel, a good hard stoned track and bags of potential, 13 miles from Newark on Trent.
NG22 8NZ (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 678 598
Achew Wood is a splendid mature broadleaved woodland with a high canopy dominated by magnificent ash and maple trees. Set at the heart of an ancient forest this parcel of amenity woodland has great offerings. Access is along a hard stoned track that leads down and through the forest to the boundary where there is a large stone area suitable to park, turn, camp and even set up a timber milling rig! A secondary access provides options for extracting timber – it’s a little steep for a car! The wood is angular in places as it forms part of a gulley set in the landscape. The wood is fertile and dry with significant natural drainage. Backing the valley, an elevated position offers lovely views into the wood.
Achew Wood is very private in a rural location with superb access to Macclesfield and Nottingham. It offers an ideal retreat for those seeking outdoor activity whether it be a stroll round the wood, conservation work, crafts or useful woodland management producing a sustainable source of firewood.
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 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 6 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 the SSSI.
If It Were Mine
I would clear a circular path through the wood taking in the features of the undulating ground. I would also hang a rope swing on one of the old trees. And I would thin out some of the poorer trees and replant with a view to them one day replacing some of the mature trees.
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 380 metres passing another gate (point B), then at point C there is a wooden gate on the right.
- Climb over the gate and continue down the track 250 metres until you reach a post on the left with green and white paint indicating the start of the wood (point J).
- The woodland starts here and continues until the bottom of the track (point G).
- The north/northeast boundaries are indicated by white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- 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 ABCDEFG and CJH.
- A right of way is reserved over GH for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared 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.