Lakeside Wood, Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire. 3.53 acres of broadleaved woodland for £31,000 (freehold) [#M1003]
In an outstanding setting overlooking Rudyard Lake, this broadleaved woodland is packed with trees and ideally located between Leek and Congleton.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 118.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 952 598.
- Centre of wood: SJ 949 593.
Nearest postcode: ST13 8PP.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Lakeside Wood sits in a stunning location overlooking Rudyard Lake. It is a mature broadleaved woodland dominated with oak and birch. There is a small group of Scots pine to the north east of the wood and sycamore along the water’s edge. It is stocked well with full canopy closure and a small open area in the centre of the wood. Whilst the wood has a mature feel, there are plenty of manageable sized trees throughout to make light work of.
The woodland floor is generally open - mostly soft grasses, a variety of wild flowers, ferns and pockets of bluebells throughout. In late summer spring blooms give way to ferns and bramble that are abundant in places.
The majority of the wood is in an elevated position above the lake and drops down to the water’s edge. There are delightful ponds along the west boundary that provide a quiet seclusion for ducks and water fowl alike. In the centre of the wood is a wet area fed by a spring behind a disused underground water tank. Just before the north boundary the wood descends into a charming valley where a stream marks the end of the wood.
Lakeside Wood is located a few miles from the delightful market town of Leek and access from the A523 through a locked gate leads to the wood, along a hard surfaced track that eventually descends to a parking and turning area. The latter section of the track is steep and may be better suited to a four wheel drive car.
The combination of a decent supply of firewood and unrivalled location makes Lakeside Wood an ideal purchase for those looking to work a small woodland and enjoy a quiet rural location that will undoubtedly provide years of pleasure and enjoyment.
The old pump house is not included within the sale.
If It Were Mine
I would scratch out a path to allow access to all parts of the wood and making use of any old tracks, very lightly remove some of the competing pioneer species and in doing so favour the best oak. I might also create a place to camp overlooking the reservoir.
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
- Exiting Leek north west along the A523 to Macclesfield, after about a mile you will pass the junction for Rudyard Road on the left.
- Continue for a further mile passing a junction on the right on a left hand bend.
- The entrance to the wood is around a further 100 metres on the left. The metal gate has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the Plan).
- Park safely without blocking access and climb the gate (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing).
- Follow the track for 720 metres (turning to the right at point B), to point C inside the wood.
- Lakeside Wood is ahead.
- The north boundary is indicated with white paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The east boundary is the agricultural fence.
- The south boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is indicated by a dilapidated agricultural fence.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked ABC on the plan).
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
There are no known existing fencing liabilities but an historical conveyance between the vendor and purchaser dated 1948 refers to the maintenance liability being with the woodland owner.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.