Blusher Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 4.02 acres of broadleaved woodland for £53,000 (freehold) [#F1711]
Ancient deciduous woodland with great access surrounded by woodland in a secluded location.
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 677 599
Blusher Wood has all of the trademarks of being an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW) apart from the official designation, indicating native tree cover in the area since the 1600s. Whilst there are no trees in the woodland from that period, there are quite a few in excess of 150 years old. The woodland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to a few rare species of plants that can be found growing throughout the wider woodland such as dogstail, eagle fern and black knapweed.
Mature oak and beech dominate the woodland, the trees are lovely and straight, meaning that wonderful timber can be produced should this feature in a new owner’s plans. Some mature ash trees, the occasional spruce, hawthorn and hazel can also be found growing in Blusher Wood.
Situated between the villages of Kirklington and Eakring in central Nottinghamshire the woodland 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.
The woodland is on a gentle slope leading down to the south. Access is along a stone track that runs down the eastern edge of the woodland and was built by the American army when drilling the area in search of oil in the mid 1940s. There is a secondary access for forestry purposes only along the western edge of the woodland.
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
The stacking area on the eastern edge is an ideal place to park, stack firewood, or even as a staging point for larger operations in the woodland, such as felling any of the large oaks. Clearance work is needed to make it usable so I would make this a priority.
I might look at felling some of the poorer quality ash and beech trees which would create great firewood, whilst opening up the canopy. In turn this would allow more light to reach the woodland floor, encouraging the wildflowers to flourish, making the woodland a delightful place to spend time.
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 walking round a metal bar gate across the main track (there is an 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 E).
- Continue walking until you reach another timber gate (point B) on the right-hand side.
- Climb over the gate and walk along the stone track for approximately 420 metres. You will pass 2 flat stoned areas (the first is immediately after the timber gate at point B) on the western side of the track.
- At this point you will see a green painted post on the left-hand side and one on the right (which is set back from the track by a few metres), this is the start of the woodland (point C). (If you arrive at a 3rd flat stoned area, you have gone too far).
- The north boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The east boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by green paint on trees and posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The south boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- 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 AEBC.
- 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 EF.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
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 have funds in place 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
- 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. 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.