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Arch Wood, Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire. 2.71 acres of broadleaved woodland for £29,500 (freehold) [#M1262]


Maturing broadleaved woodland overlooking Rudyard Lake. Packed with trees and ideally located between Leek and Congleton.




2.71 acres




£29,500 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 118

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: SJ 952 598

- Centre of wood: SJ 949 592

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.


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Arch Wood occupies a premium position that overlooks the popular boating attraction Rudyard Lake. This west facing bank of broadleaved trees offers an attractive native woodland with the benefit of fantastic views and bordering a pond.

Located 3 miles from Leek and 7 miles from Congleton, this superb woodland is dense with trees notably, oak, rowan and birch at an age of around 30 years. This makes them ideal size to be managed and provide some useful firewood.

The woodland floor is thick with ferns, brambles, soft grasses, honeysuckle and holly. Outcrops of grit stone jut out of the hillside and provide super viewing platforms to take in the dramatic scenery. The west side of the wood drops down a pond shaded by mature trees and offers sanctuary to visiting waterfowl.

Late in winter when the vegetation dies back old paths emerge and tracks that cross the contours reveal how the historic landscape was once managed.

This rather special wood is accessible from the A523 via a hard-surfaced track that winds through the woodland to a turning and parking place. The combination of a decent supply of firewood and unrivalled location make this 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.

If It Were Mine

I would create a meandering path from the layby across the contours so I could more easily access the full extent of the wood. I would create a place to maximise the views with a bench or carved seat.  

Arch Wood has an existing Forestry Commission thinning licence but is within a Conservation Area, and as such it is a requirement to consult with the Planning Authorities before felling trees.

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

  • Leave Leek heading northwest along the A523 to Macclesfield.
  • After about a mile you will pass the junction for Rudyard Road on the left.
  • Keep on this road for a further mile and pass a junction on the right on a left hand bend staying on the A523.
  • 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 630 metres to point B, this is the start of the wood and continues to the right of the track to point C.


  • The south boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
  • The east boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The north boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
  • The west boundary is along the water's edge of the pond.

Sporting Rights

 The woodland comes with full sporting rights.

Mineral 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 AB on the plan). 
  • A right of way is reserved over BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • A shared maintenance clause all rights of way.

Fencing Liabilities

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.

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:

  • 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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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 Interest

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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