Outlookers Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.22 acres of broadleaved woodland for £46,000 (freehold) [#M1661]
A mixed oak and ash woodland in a discreet location. Positioned in a peaceful part of a larger Ancient Woodland with 2WD vehicular access.
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 678 600
Set in a stunning location in the Sherwood countryside, Outlookers Wood offers a delightful package. This parcel of broadleaved woodland is located at the heart of a large forest and has hard stone access tracks on three sides. The trees in the wood are a mature mix and comprises two distinct areas. One is oak and hazel and the other is ash and maple. There is a decent understory of pioneer species including hazel, birch and rowan. The ground is rich with dog’s mercury, celandine and anemone.
Outlookers 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 to the wood is through two locked gates from the public road and along a hard surfaced track built by the American army when drilling the area in search of oil in the mid 40s. The tracks are suitable for a 2WD car at all times of the year and provide access to the wood from two sides.
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 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 the SSSI.
If It Were Mine
I would try and extend the oak cover into the ash area by felling gaps in the canopy and planting those areas up. I would perhaps create a hide to quietly observe the wildlife and enjoy a flask of soup. I’d also set up a rope swing – great fun for young and old alike!
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 390 metres passing the barrier at point B to point C where there is a wooden gate on your right. This is the start of the wood.
- Climb the gate and the wood continues on your left of the track.
- The north boundary is the unmarked outside edge of the track.
- The east boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- The south boundary is indicated by red 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 is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCF.
- A right of way is reserved over CD and DE for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There is a public right of way along the track CD.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared 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:
- 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.