Lark Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.18 acres of broadleaved woodland for £40,000 (freehold) [#F2162]
Mature ash with mixed hardwoods found on the fringes of a larger woodland, with good access and not far from local amenities.
Lark Wood is a hard to miss opportunity to purchase a beautiful and ancient beech woodland situated in the middle of a wider mixed broadleaf woodland called Whip Ridding. At 3.18 acres, this woodland is the perfect size for a new owner for both amenity and small scale firewood harvesting. This will serve to benefit the woodland due to the high number of self seeded trees growing here and will help to encourage the a variety of wild flowers should more sunlight be able to reach the ground floor.
This woodland and the wider woodland come under the Whip Ridding and Redgate Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due, in part, to the occasional plant species that do not normally grow in this area, although none have actually been seen in Lark Wood.
Whilst the woodland is mostly beech, there are a variety of other species including oak, sycamore, ash, hazel, hawthorn and the occasional holly tree too. The ground flora is mostly suppressed by beech leaves which are slow to rot, but there are the occasional bursts of wild grass, bramble, dog’s mercury, bluebells and snowdrops. A few large clumps of laurel can be found in the eastern parts of the woodland on the top of the hill, these are presumed to have been planted back in the days when the land belonged to an estate and was used as game cover for pheasant shooting. They now serve to provide pockets of near complete privacy when visiting the woodland (and likely a place to sleep for the local cervid population).
Vehicular access is easy along a series of tracks leading to 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. The topography of the area is a flat hilltop with the beginnings of a light slope down to the east.
Muntjac deer have been seen in the woodland and there are signs of fallow deer too. Wild birds are always present and provide a lovely background noise, especially in the spring and summer months. Grey squirrels can nearly always be spotted in the treetops or on the ground foraging for food. In summary, this is a lovely quiet woodland that has been forgotten a little bit over the past few years but has a lot of potential for the next caretakers of the land, whatever their objectives may be.
If It Were Mine
I would look to ensure the laurel is controlled and doesn’t take over the woodland but I would not eradicate it completely as it could serve to be a great privacy screen where a little campsite could be made for the occasional private camping experience with the kids or grandkids.
The trees could do with having a light thin, perhaps focusing in a small area to create a small clearance where wildflowers could be encouraged.
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 around 200 metres, until you reach a junction with a metal bar gate across the main track, access to a Woodland Trust property to the left and a timber gate down to the right (point B).
- Turn down to the timber gate, climb or walk around it and continue walking for around 300 metres until you reach a fork in the road with a birch tree with a white painted square and a pink cross (point C).
- Turn right and continue down the track until you reach a set of posts painted pink and pink and white. The woodland begins on your left hand side (point D).
- The woodland can also be accessed by continuing along the main track from point C for a further 100 metres until you reach a post on the left hand side of the track with pink and white paint (point E).
- The western boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- The southern boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is in part indicated by pink paint on trees and posts and also the north side of the stone track which is indicated by white paint on trees and posts (which 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 ABCD and CE.
- A right of way is reserved over the route EF for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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
- 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.