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Crane Wood, Eakring, near Mansfield and Newark in the county of Nottinghamshire. 3.24 acres of broadleaved woodland for £45,000 (freehold) [#F2168]


Mature ash with mixed hardwoods found on the fringes of a larger woodland, with good access and not far from local amenities.




3.24 acres




£45,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

NG22 8NZ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Entrance: ///assure.fortified.wealth

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 120

  • Roadside gate: SK 675 602
  • Centre of wood: SK 675 600


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Crane Wood consists of mixed hardwoods including mature ash, oak and the occasional beech tree. Found on the western edges of a wider woodland called Whip Ridding, this entire area is classed as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland and was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in the mid to late 1980s due in part we believe, to a number of unusual plants found growing elsewhere in the wider woodland.

Under the canopy of the mature trees a fair amount of self-seeded ash saplings and clumps of hazel stools can be found. The occasional holly and hawthorn trees scattered throughout add to the diversity of species. Ancient Woodland indicators such as honeysuckle, bramble, bluebells and dog’s mercury offer a beautiful array of colour to the woodland floor come spring!

The woodland is found mostly on a westerly facing slope that leads gently down to a largely redundant drainage ditch. Directly opposite is an agricultural field, that does not seem to be used much, meaning that Crane Wood enjoys a higher degree of privacy.

A stoned track that leads to the woodland edge should offer year-round access. A few open areas nearer the top of the woodland are fairly flat and could be a good place to set up a campsite, or a place to store and dry firewood harvested from 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.

Muntjac deer have been seen in Crane Wood, 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 largely unmanaged in recent 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 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 wooden post on the left with green and white paint. This is the start of the woodland to your right.


  • The western boundary is a drainage ditch adjacent to a field.
  • The eastern boundary is eastern edge of the track indicated by white paint on trees and posts (these may be set back from the track by a short distance).
  • The southern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
  • The northern boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.

Sporting Rights

  • 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.

Mineral Rights

  • 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 ABC.
  • A right of way is reserved over the routes CE and DF 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 public rights of way within this woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no fencing obligations.

Conservation Designations

The woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation click on the following links.

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Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Jubilee Chapel
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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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