Baybrook Wood, 1.77 acres of replanted broadleaved woodland, located between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, Herefordshire for £17,000 (freehold) [#M1201]
A well-established, native woodland in a prime rural location served by a good hard surfaced track, 3 miles from Ross-on-Wye.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 639 289
- Centre of wood: SO 644 289
Nearest postcode: HR9 7RG
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.
Baybrook Wood lies in a delightful wooded valley a short distance from the market town of Ross-on-Wye and a few miles from the end of the M50.
The wood was clear felled and replanted around 8 years ago and is now flush with trees. It is populated by a mixture of densely planted broadleaves namely oak, ash birch, hazel and cherry. These trees have established very well and are in good form, the area is now taking on woodland character. There are ferns, bluebells and wild garlic to be found in discrete areas now that canopy closure has been achieved.
It sits on a level aspect and is surrounded by woodland on all sides but one. Access from the council road is down a track to the bottom of the valley then along a recently resurfaced track which follows the westerly boundary of the wood.
On most nights fallow deer pass through the wood, quiet watching will be amply rewarded. When there we noted a wide variety of woodland birds including nuthatch, woodcock and woodpecker whilst those of a sporting mind may also appreciate the healthy pheasant population.
Baybrook Wood is an attractive wood in its youth and has enough on offer to keep the most energetic busy, whether it be wildlife watching, silviculture, recreation, conservation management or just plain enjoyment. It is also in a fantastic location, ideal for a family nature camping trip, with lots of recreational activities available in the region.
If It Were Mine
I would re-space some of the young trees to favour the oak and birch, this would bring them on nicely. Cutting a path through the wood and to a camping spot would be my first objective.
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 Ross-on-Wye, exit roundabout on to A449.
- Follow the road for 3.2 miles.
- The access gate is just after a left hand bend on the right. Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Park in the layby and continue on foot down the track through points XA (marked on the plan below) for 400 metres, the wood starts here.
- Turn right along the track, the wood is on the left and continues for a further 130 metres to the end of the stone track (point B on the plan).
- The northeast boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden stakes and boundary trees.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by white paint boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden stakes and boundary trees.
- The north boundary is just set back from the inside edge of the track.
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 are no public rights of way in this wood.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary (marked XA on the plan below).
- A right of way is reserved over AB for the benefit of the wood beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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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.