Higs Wood, 1.81 acres of mixed woodland, located between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, Herefordshire. £23,500 (freehold) [#M1252]
An attractive stand of mature Douglas fir with a small area of pole stage broadleaves in a rural location just off the M50 with excellent access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 639 289
- Centre of wood: SO 643 289
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.
Higs Wood is located a short distance from Ross-on-Wye, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is found at the heart of a larger forested woodland known as Coldborough Park, which is classified as an Ancient Woodland, (indicating the land has been under continuous tree cover since at least 1600 AD). The former tree cover was replaced with a stand of Douglas fir 45 years ago. A small area was replanted with broadleaves at the lower end of the wood around 10 years ago.
The Douglas fir trees that occupy the majority of this wood are a splendid example of what this species are capable of and are prized by timber merchants for the superior quality of the timber they produce. These trees are stocked highly in numbers and are tall and straight. They are approaching maturity, providing the opportunity for some careful thinning. Opening the canopy could promote development of regenerating broadleaf trees and gradually convert it back to a native woodland, should this be seen as desirable by a new owner.
The broadleaved trees consist of mature oak, ash, birch, sycamore, hazel and cherry. The guards remain on some of the younger trees and are about ready to be removed.
The floor is generally free of encumberments and it is easy to walk through the wood. The fauna is rich, with dry and wet ecological areas supporting a wide variety of insects and birds alike. There is a presence of roe deer that can be heard in the distance and seen at dusk and dawn.
Access is excellent being located immediately off the A449 via a well-made hard stone track which flanks the north and east boundary. The area has a private feel and you are unlikely to meet anyone, except other woodland owners.
If It Were Mine
I would consider felling a small group of trees on the leading edge and restocking, or taking a very light approach, thinning some of the trees making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence that is in place. I would encourage any regenerating trees with a little TLC by adding a shelter and a stake.
Please remember some felling 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 metal access gate with a ‘Private Keep out sign’ on it is just after a left hand bend on the right (point X on the plan below). Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings.
- Park in the layby and continue on foot down the track for 305 metres where you will see wooden stake with white and blue paint, (point A).
- This is the start of the wood.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by red paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The north boundary is indicated with blue paint on trees and wooden posts 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 XABC on the plan).
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the 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
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- 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.