Redding Wood, 2.2 acres of Douglas fir, located between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, Herefordshire. £29,000 (freehold) [#M1254]
An attractive stand of mature Douglas fir 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 642 289
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.
Redding Wood lies at the heart of a larger forest known as Coldborough Park, a classified Ancient Woodland indicating the land has been under continuous tree cover since at least 1600 AD.
Located in south west Herefordshire, a few miles from Ross on Wye it is also a short ride from the end of the M50, providing easy access for weekend woodland retreats or local timber mills.
The wood is reached from the main A449 road by a hard track which drops down into the centre of the wood and passes along the northern boundary. A spur from this track also runs along the south west boundary, providing good timber extraction possibilities and access from multiple locations.
The wood occupies mildly sloping land to the south east and enjoys the warmth of the sun at all times of the day.
Redding Wood is dominated by a stand of late rotation Douglas fir that are tall, straight and carry significant timber value. There is a sprinkling of self-seeded broadleaved trees throughout, namely sycamore and ash. There is also a flank of more mature broadleaves forming a green belt along the north boundary. The ground beneath the firs is vibrant, with patches of bluebells, fern, bracken and bramble.
Douglas fir thrive on valley sides, and the trees here are well on their way to producing a useful timber crop. The stand appears to be wind-firm, so a final round of thinning may be feasible in advance of felling to maximise the tax-free timber returns.
Redding Wood is an attractive property with particular appeal to those with an interest in silviculture and woodland management. If you appreciate working a wood in tranquil and beautiful countryside, then this is definitely worth a visit.
If It Were Mine
My principle interest would be in the Douglas fir as it approaches maturity. The stand appears to be wind-firm giving the possibility of a thinning or felling from the leading edge. 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 until you reach a metal access gate with a “private” sign on it. 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 160 metres where the track forks to the right (point A).
- This is the start of the woodland, continuing straight down the main track the wood is on the right as far as point B.
- The southwest is indicated by green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by white paint on boundary trees and wooden posts.
- The north boundary is indicated with blue paint on boundary 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 XAB and AC 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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- 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.