Roughneck Wood, 4.01 acres of flat Ancient Woodland with open areas, near to Mansfield and Newark in Nottinghamshire for £48,000 (freehold) [#F2125]
Mixed broadleaf woodland in a sheltered and quiet 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 680 600
Roughneck Wood is located in the northeast corner of Duke’s Wood, a place with plenty of history. This is part of the much larger Whip Ridding, an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW). Once owned by British Petroleum, it was the site of the UK’s first onshore oilfield, although oil was never actually extracted from the woodland – the only activity was a few boreholes drilled in places (long since filled in and no signs remaining). To the northeast is a wide expanse of agricultural land as far as the eye can see, providing a lovely view from the wooded edge.
The wood is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to plants and features that are common in old woodlands, along with a few flowering plants that are rare to the area. The entire forested area has 4 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.
Roughneck Wood 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.
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 and crab apple trees. The ground vegetation is mostly made up of wild grasses, bramble, dog’s mercury, guelder rose, wild privet, wild orchids, wood anemone and a variety of moss species and wildflowers. With the arrival of spring, bluebells, with their characteristic shape and colour bring a new element to the woodland.
There is a small dew pond in the northeast corner of the woodland which requires a bit of clearance work. Once done this will be of great appeal to a wide range of woodland mammals and insects.
Roughneck is a lovely woodland, perfect for those aspiring foresters looking for a project, for conservation management, through to small scale firewood collection or as a place to spend some leisure time in the wilderness, or better still, all of the above!
If It Were Mine
The pond is crying out for a bit of management - some light clearance of the surrounding trees might allow riparian plants to grow adjacent to the pond, but taking care not to remove too many, as this will affect the water levels.
The woodland would benefit from a thinning to create space for the remaining trees - this would produce a small quantity of firewood.
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 until you reach a metal 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).
- Stay on the main track, walking around the metal barrier and walk for a further 300 metres until you see a Woods4Sale sign on a tree on the left (point C).
- Turn left along the soft track and continue until you reach a set of yellow painted wooden posts on the left and right, this is the start of the woodland (point D).
- The north and west boundaries are stock fencing.
- The east boundary is edge of the woodland with an agricultural field beyond.
- The south boundary is indicated by yellow paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- 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 ABCD.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in the woodland.
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
- 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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.