Longwick Wood, 5.24 acres of lofty beech, hornbeam and holly, just outside the historic village of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire for £125,000 (freehold) [#S1907]
A wonderful Ancient Woodland within The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty with lots of recreational prospects, 35 miles from London.
HP16 9PF (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 181
- Roadside gate: SP 881 016
- Centre of wood: SP 878 016
Forming part of a wider tranquil wooded area, Longwick Wood is situated in rural Buckinghamshire and is a stone’s throw from Great Missenden, once the home of the celebrated children’s author Roald Dahl. It is accessed through a locked gate along a track.
Located among gentle north and north-westerly sloping chalk and flint soils, the canopy is largely dominated with beech, a familiar species in the Chilterns and historically grown to service the furniture industry in the area. Further varieties incorporate hornbeam, oak, sycamore and ash. Within the shrub layer is lush holly, hazel, rowan and younger specimens of beech and hornbeam. Numerous spots throughout offer wonderful privacy for camping between the groves of holly. Come the spring and summer months, a patchwork of bluebell, primrose, foxglove, herb robert, bracken and dog’s mercury provide a splash of colour to the woodland floor and provide a welcome habitat for insects and our essential pollinators.
A woodland ride towards the west of the wood accommodates a low-capacity power line, affording the local deer population (roe and fallow) space to graze and bask on a warm clear day. Some undulations in the ground are understood to be former chalk pits from bygone days. Far reaching farmland views are enjoyed from the southern and southeastern boundaries.
In addition to deer, other woodland mammals such as badger, wood mouse fox and hare have been spotted. A range of feathered visitors include buzzard, skylark, tree pipit, green woodpecker and many harmonised songsters.
If It Were Mine
I would create a discreet camping sport towards the southeast corner of the woodland and possibly a hammock somewhere close to the boundary to relax while looking out at the views beyond. Perhaps a straight stem of beech would be chosen to fell and mill on site; beech wood chip for smoking and fuel amongst other things could be yielded from this.
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
- From the A413, take the A4128 towards Great Missenden.
- Turn right onto High Street at the mini roundabout then straight over the one soon after.
- Continue north forking left after 240 metres onto Rignall Road, sign posted towards Butlers Cross and Princes Risborough.
- Continue along Rignall Road passing over the railway and Great Missenden Garage shortly after.
- After 0.6 miles turn left onto Broombarn Lane with the white house set back on the corner and the blue ‘Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles’ sign.
- Continue up the lane for 340 metres and you will arrive at a steel gate on the right with our Woods4Sale sign attached (point A on the plan below) and an orange X locator on a tree.
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access points nor the road.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track
- After 200 metres you will arrive at Longwick Wood (point B) to the left of the track, indicated by green and yellow paint on a wooden post.
- The northern boundary BC is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that maybe offset by a short distance.
- The northwestern boundary CD is indicated by blue paint on occasional trees and wooden posts with a public footpath and further woodland beyond.
- The southern and southeastern boundary DE is the edge of the woodland that follows a low earth bund with a partly delipidated fence and fields beyond, the short section EB is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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.