Rickle Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.1 acres of broadleaved woodland for £39,000 (freehold) [#F2164]
Mature ash with mixed hardwoods found on the fringes of a larger woodland, with good access and not far from local amenities.
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 675 597
The large beech tree near the entrance has to be one the finest elements of Rickle Wood. Its sweeping branches spread far despite competition from the surrounding trees, and underneath, a sea of beech masts (nuts) cover the floor and crunch with a satisfying sound. These, coupled with the fallen leaves that take a long time to decay, serve to suppress ground vegetation such as bramble, resulting in open spaces to enjoy the woodland. Rickle Wood and the wider area are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due, in part, to some plant species that do not normally grow in this area.
Whilst the beech tree is certainly a highlight, there are a number of other tree species to be found in Rickle Wood such as ash, oak, sycamore in the upper canopy and hawthorn, hazel and holly below. A few laurel bushes, including a notably large one near the western boundary, provide excellent privacy screening within the woodland and with a bit of careful management could be utilised to create areas for wild camping or other activities.
Vehicular access is easy along a series of tracks leading to the woodland. 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. The topography of the area is a flat hilltop and a western facing slope, and with a little careful felling, views out over the nearby agricultural land and evening sunsets could be enjoyed from here.
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
A steady amount of firewood could be removed without impacting the overall structure and this should certainly provide enough for a home log burner. With careful planning, some of the more mature trees could be felled in small quantities in discreet areas which will improve the light levels that reach the woodland floor, in turn encouraging some more diverse woodland flora.
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 down along the soft track and walk for approximately 100 metres until you reach a pink painted post on the right and a band of pink paint on a tree to the left (point D).
- Ahead and to the right is the start of the woodland on the right hand side.
- The western boundary is the edge of the woodland with a public road beyond and the boundary of the garden surrounding the private house.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The southern boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- 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 within this woodland.
There are no known 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.