Aves Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 2.48 acres of broadleaved woodland for £33,000 (freehold) [#F1800]
Beautiful mature broadleaf woodland with easy access in a secluded location in the East Midlands.
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 677 600
Aves Wood is a mature oak, sycamore and ash woodland with a thick understorey of regenerating sycamore and ash trees. Classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to some rare plant species growing in places and found sandwiched between Ancient Semi Natural Woodlands known as Whip Ridding and Redgate. Whilst not technically ASNW, Aves shares many of the characteristics of this type of land.
Vehicular access is along a stone track which also serves as a public bridleway, through padlocked gates leading to the woodland boundary. There is a secondary access for forestry purposes only along the western edge of the woodland. 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.
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 basically flat, with only a slight fall towards the western edge. Where the self-seeded trees are less dominant, you can find a profusion of plants such as bluebell, lords-and-ladies, dog’s mercury and a mixture of wild grasses. Muntjac deer are present and have been seen (or spooked!) in the woodland and signs of fallow deer too. Wild birds are always present and provide a lovely background noise, especially in the spring and summer months. Squirrels, of the grey variety, can nearly always be spotted in the treetops or on the ground foraging for food.
Aves Wood represents a great woodland with good access, perfect for someone looking to harvest a good quantity of firewood, wildlife spotting or just relaxing quietly and absorbing the peaceful surroundings.
If It Were Mine
The regenerating sycamore and ash make an ideal privacy barrier if desired - I would look to cut a path through to the centre and perhaps clear a small area as I think camping here would be quite special. I would remove a few of the poorer quality trees in conjunction with the clearing as this would allow sunlight to reach the woodland floor and encourage the wildflowers to flourish.
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 Woods4Sale 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.
- Climb over the gate and walk along the stone track for approximately 200 metres, passing a stoned stacking area immediately after the gate.
- The woodland starts on your right when you reach a set of posts painted pink (on the right) and pink and green (on the left), (point C).
- The northern boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The eastern boundary is the eastern edge of the track indicated by green paint on trees and posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- The western 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 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.