Acre Wood, 1.23 acres of mixed woodland, with mature oak and Douglas fir, located between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury £18,000 (freehold) [#M1283]
An attractive parcel of mixed woodland with amenity and timber production potential 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 641 288
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.
Charming and compact, Acre Wood is situated on the side of a larger forested area that is classified as Ancient Woodland indicating the land has been under continuous tree cover since at least 1600 AD.
With a combination of mature and semi mature trees, there is potential for a variety of silvicultural exploits. To the north the smaller trees, notably ash, sycamore and cherry are dense in number and would welcome a light thin promoting those with best purchase on the land. The larger mature oaks in the south of this parcel are dramatic and carry substantial aesthetic value especially in spring when bluebells grace their presence. Within the centre of the wood is a small group of mature Douglas fir providing green dappled light in winter and offering a potential for production of the best quality construction timber.
In a nice quiet location, Acre Wood is accessed from the A449 via a hard surfaced track. A few miles from Ross and Ledbury, the wood is also within easy reach of the M50.
The northern edge of the wood has views across gentle rolling hills of pasture land.
The understorey is light, populated by a variety of native shrubs (mostly hazel plus some hawthorn and blackthorn). The woodland floor is flush with vegetation in summer with a profusion of woodland flowers, herbs and grasses. Along the hedge banks there are swathes of wild garlic and wood anemone giving a succession of colour and heady seasonal fragrance.
The fertile soils yield good growth and a firm hold for the trees, offering the prospect of long-term retention. Tree harvesting and recreational access are all aided by the excellent forest tracks and level terrain of this easily-worked wood.
If It Were Mine
I would consider felling the larger Douglas and open an area to plant new trees in shelters and create a young woodland habitat along the track. I would also clear a path into the wood from the parking area and perhaps somewhere to camp.
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 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 through points XA (marked on the plan below) for 160 metres.
- This is the start of the wood and following the track on the right the wood continues on the right.
- The northeast boundary is indicated with green paint on boundary trees and wooden posts set back from the outside edge of the track which may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is indicated in part by blue paint on boundary trees and wooden posts and by a boundary fence and hedge.
- The southwest is indicated by a boundary fence and hedge.
- The short north boundary is indicated by blue paint on boundary trees and wooden posts set back from the inside edge of the track which may be offset by a short distance.
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.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XA.
- A right of way is reserved over AB for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.