Dreamers Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.13 acres of broadleaved woodland for £35,000 (freehold) [#F1678]
Ancient oak woodland in a well sheltered and quiet location with great 2WD 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 677 597
Sheltered on two sides, Dreamers Wood is a great place to do a bit of family camping, protected from the elements by the surrounding woodland. The wood is designated as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and is also 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.
The woodland is mostly made up of mature beech, oak and ash, with the beech and ash being the dominant species. Under the tall canopy of broadleaves is a smattering of ash, hazel and the occasional hawthorn. The ground vegetation is mostly made up of wild grasses, bramble, dog’s mercury, wood anemone and a variety of moss species and wildflowers. With the arrival of spring, bluebells with their characteristic shape and colour add a new element to the woodland.
An old drainage ditch runs down near the eastern boundary but over the years has become quite cluttered with vegetation and fallen branches, arriving at an overgrown and (mostly) dried-up pond. There is an old flat stoned area nearby which could be a useful staging point in any future forest management operations such as clearing the pond and encouraging some more water into this area.
Access to Dreamers Wood is along a stone track that was built by the American army when drilling the area in search of oil in the mid 40s which leads to the eastern woodland edge. There is a secondary access along the western edge of the woodland, but this is only for forestry purposes.
Dreamers 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.
If It Were Mine
The mature trees need very little management due to their age and have been well managed over the years, but the drainage ditch and pond for would benefit from a bit of clearance. I would look to block up the outlet for a short period to allow water to collect in the pond as this would be a great place to sit and watch the wildlife.
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 until you reach a barrier across the main track, the entrance to a Woodland Trust woodland on the left and a timber gate on the right that is set back from the main track (point B).
- Turn right and step over the timber gate.
- Walk along this stone track for approximately 420 metres.
- You will pass 4 flat (1 is immediately after the timber gate at point B), stoned areas adjacent to the track, and immediately after the third, you will see a post on the left hand side, painted pink, blue and green, and a line of pink posts leading off to the right (point C).
- This is the start of the woodland.
- The north boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The east boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- The south boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by white 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 ABC.
- A right of way is reserved over CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There is a right of way for forestry purposes only over the route EFG.
- 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)
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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.