Kings Wood, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, a beautiful and historic sweet chestnut woodland, 17.2 acres for £135,000 (freehold) [#F2058]
Mature sweet chestnut with mixed broadleaves and roadside access.
NG21 9HG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120
- Roadside gate: SK 589 663
- Centre of wood: SK 587 661
Kings Wood is a beautiful and mature mixed broadleaf woodland and is part of the ancient Sherwood Forest in Nottingham. Locally, the woodland is found to the south and east of Warsop, a lovely semi-rural town with great amenities (a 15 minute walk takes you to the edge of the town).
Kings Wood is steeped in history - the woodland was part of the Birklands and Welbeck Estate and believed to have been used in the management of King John’s Palace deer park at Clipstone. There are signs of a medieval ‘deer leap’, which is shown as a large ditch and earthwork construction near the northern boundary.
The woodland is mostly populated by sweet chestnut trees and pedunculate oaks, and throughout are a number of other species such as sycamore, birch, holly, hazel and hawthorn. Some of the chestnut are truly spectacular in size, shape and age. It is difficult to date these trees due to their size, however it is believed that some are in excess of 400 years old.
The woodland has been sensitively managed over the tenure of the current owners, whose broad aim has been to reinstate the coppice regime whilst maintain an upper canopy of mature trees (this was the reason chestnuts were planted when the woodland was owned and managed by the Birklands and the Welbeck Estate). The majority of the timber produced from the occasional felling of trees in the woodland has gone to a nearby furniture maker known for sourcing local timber, and the trees used were either windblown or those that were being outcompeted.
Underneath the canopy is a mixture of self-seeded saplings and wildflowers such as bluebells, snowdrops, lesser periwinkle, wood sorrel, wild daffodils, lords-and-ladies and yellow archangel.
Access is taken directly off the public highway, with the main entrance being in the northeast corner and secondary access points along both the north and south boundary. An informal permissive right of access for local walkers has been allowed along the main track on the eastern part of the woodland but is only lightly used.
This is a stunning and historic woodland, with some incredibly beautiful and ancient trees. This woodland offers multiple opportunities, from long term management and investment for small scale commercial timber production to habitat protection and conservation.
If It Were Mine
I would look at improving the main access by replacing the existing gate and perhaps laying some stone to allow year-round access. With the right permissions stone could be laid further along the track to allow vehicle access into the middle of the woodland.
Kings Wood may be ideal for a forest school due to its size and location.
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 Mansfield, driving north on the A60, and after approximately 1.5 miles you will reach a major junction with traffic lights.
- Stay in the right hand lane and turn right, signposted for ‘Edwinstowe/Ollerton’ on the A6075.
- Drive along this road for approximately 2.7 miles until you reach 2 consecutive small roundabouts.
- At the first roundabout take the second exit, continuing on the A6075, and at the second roundabout, take the first exit to stay on the A6075.
- The woodland begins on the right hand side.
- To reach the main access, please drive for a further 500 metres until you reach a timber bar gate and a red ‘Red Rock Forestry Ltd’ management sign on a tree to the right of the gate (point A).
- Please park safely just in front of the gate or on the opposite side of the road.
- The north and south boundaries are the edges of the woodland adjacent to the public highway.
- The eastern boundary is the fence adjacent to the agricultural field.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are excluded from the sale.
Rights Of Way
Whilst there are no public rights of way within the woodland, there is an unofficial permissive right of way along the track AB.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.