Abbots Wood, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. 4.05 acres of magnificent mature woodland in a peaceful location with recreational opportunities, 9 miles from junction 4 of the M40. £77,000 (freehold) [#S2134]
An interesting mixture of beech, western red cedar and ash with plenty of scope for a weekend forester, 35 miles northwest of London.
Situated a short distance north of High Wycombe, Abbots Wood forms part of a larger forested area known as Monkton Wood. Direct access is off the road and through a pair of locked wooden gates.
Located over chalky flinty soils on gentle northeast facing slopes, the lofty mature canopy comprises primarily of beech, along with oak, ash, birch and occasional cherry. Conifer also add to the species composition here, namely Scots pine, larch and western red cedar- cedar is at times used for roofing shingles as well as garden sheds and can produce a distinct scent reminiscent of wooden pencils. Within the shrub layer below you will find groves of holly towards the south, with lush hazel coppice, hawthorn and regenerating beech to the north.
There are a number of wonderful, secluded level openings in this area of Abbots Wood that with a little care and a few hours clearing would make great camping and bushcraft spots. Patches of grass and soft common haircap moss are often found in these locations. Designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), there are subsequently colourful ground dwelling indicators come warmer months including bluebell, wood anemone, foxglove and primrose. Among the stems is a rudimentary shack that could be handy for stowing tools and drying logs for the hearth.
Woodland mammals known to the area are deer (muntjac/fallow/row), brown hare, hedgehog, weasel and fox to name a few. Fleeting feathered visitors include mealy redpoll, swift, waxwing, little owl and the usual woodland songsters.
If It Were Mine
My first job here would be to clear a couple of the more secluded areas towards the north, overnight stays are a tantalising prospect! I would consider felling a stem or two of mature beech, with the intention of using them for a variety of uses; logs, woodchip (for meat smoking) and craft projects come to mind.
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 High Wycombe; leave the town on the A4128 heading north.
- After 1.5 miles, go over the roundabout (not the mini-roundabouts inside the town), following signs for Hampden and Speen.
- Continue through the village of Hughenden Valley towards Hampden and Speen.
- Continue through the village of North Dean.
- In the centre of Speen and opposite Speen Stores, turn right onto Hampden Road, signed for Great Hampden.
- After 0.7 miles you will pass a set of steel double gates into woodland on the left and you will then descend the hill, passing one of our Woods4Sale signs shortly after.
- Just after the Woods4Sale sign, you will arrive at a crossroad at the bottom of the hill, turn left on to Bryants Bottom Road sign posted towards Redland End.
- Continue along this road passing 3 sets of wooden double gates on the left.
- After 740 metres you will arrive at a 4th set of wooden gates and a public footpath with a stile on the left (point A on the plan below), indicated by a yellow triangle on a hanging post and our Woods4Sale sign.
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing the gates or traffic.
- Climb the stile (sorry we do not provide padlock codes for viewings) and you have arrived in Abbots Wood.
- The northeastern boundary FA is for the most part indicated by a barbed wire fence with the ditch and council highway beyond, AC is for the most part indicated by a plain wire fence.
- The northwestern boundary CD is indicated by the partly dilapidated plain wire fence with green paint on occasional fence posts.
- The southwestern boundary DE is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeastern boundary EF is indicated by white 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 reserved over the route AB for the neighbouring Tillers Wood.
- There is a public footpath approximately between points AC.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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)
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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.