Bullhead Wood, a secluded larch and mixed species woodland in the heart of East Herefordshire countryside, equidistant from Leominster and Worcester, 2.89 acres for £34,000 (freehold) [#F1341]
Mature larch plantation with broadleaves on a gentle northern slope with wildflowers, not far from the historic market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 662 570
Nearest postcode: HR7 4PL
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.
Bullhead Wood is a tranquil and mature larch woodland with a mix of mature ash, beech, oak and sycamore. The larch, along with the other broadleaves, were planted back in the 1990s on a site believed to be Ancient Woodland. The conifer trees served to add a ‘commercial’ element to the woodland, but also provide an interesting visual element to the landscape. Growing underneath these mature trees is a mix of multi-stemmed hazel that are growing profusely from their stools, some ash and sycamore saplings, and the odd holly and a hawthorn tree.
Located on a gentle slope that looks out north across sheep filled grassy fields, the ground slopes down to a flat area to the northwest which would be an ideal location to camp with the family away from the main track. The woodland is a perfect example of gentle tranquillity and can be found at the end of the recently upgraded stone track allowing year-round access in a two-wheel drive vehicle.
Underneath the mature trees and saplings you will find a plethora of vegetation. At the time of our visit in early spring there was a light smattering of white flowered wood anemone which, when joined by the awakening bluebells, will create a colourful tableau. Maintaining a lush green hue to the woodland floor is a mix of lords-and-ladies, wood sorrel and a variety of mosses. Elsewhere, you will also find the scarlet elf cup fungi (and likely other fungi a keener eye than mine would spot!), some bramble and the occasional fern.
Among the visitors to the woodland that were seen or tracks noticed are roe and muntjac deer, badgers, rabbits and hares, and occasional roving foxes. Among the tree tops are a myriad of songbirds, the occasional scampering grey squirrel and a hunting buzzard.
All in all, this is an incredibly quiet and serene woodland that the next lucky owner could delight in for years to come.
If It Were Mine
I would begin by clearing up some of the tree shelters on the ash trees that are no longer needed. Some of the ash have failed, so I would replant with an alternative species, perhaps re-using some of the tree guards to protect them in the early years.
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
- Heading northeast out of Bromyard along the B4203, direction Stourport, drive up the hill for approximately 2 miles.
- Once you have driven through the hamlet of the road will level and then go downhill.
- Shortly thereafter you will drive alongside a high sandstone wall and where the wall ends, there is a sharp turning on your left, direction Edvin Loach.
- Turn left and drive along this un-named road for a further 0.5 miles, and when the road bends sharply to the right at the bottom of the hill, the entrance to the woodland is on the left set back from the road (point A on the plan below), indicated by a Woods4Sale sign.
- Please park in front of the gate, (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Walk along the track for approximately 500 metres, at this point the track will start going uphill.
- Continue to the top of the hill and follow the track around to the right until you see green painted posts, this is the boundary of the woodland (point B).
- The southern, northern and western boundaries are the woodland edge with farmland beyond.
- The eastern boundary is marked by green paint on trees and posts.
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party but we believe they have not been exercised for at least 22 years and probably unlikely to be in the future.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is no public right of way in the woodland.
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.