Turk Wood, Douglas fir and ash woodland on an Ancient Woodland site nr. Bromyard in the Herefordshire countryside, 2.69 acres for £35,000 (freehold) [#F1351]
A delightful mature conifer and broadleaf woodland with a varied understory, excellent access and outstanding amenity value. North of the A44 between Leominster and Worcester.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 668 568
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.
Turk Wood is a fine example of an ancient replanted woodland, with elements of both native and non-native tree species living and growing in harmony. The towering Douglas firs planted approximately 50-60 years ago are growing exceptionally well and are a prominent part of this woodland. Ash, oak and wild cherry are growing well in and around the fir accounting for about 50 percent of the woodland along with a smattering of European larch. The overall effect is a well-structured, multi-faceted and diverse woodland that is a haven for wildlife.
The wood benefits from year-round two wheeled drive access along the recently installed stone track. There are also a few places where a vehicle could be parked. These areas could also be put to great use as a site to pitch a tent, install a mobile sawmill for the budding woodsman, or used merely as a place to put a camping chair to sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding woodland.
Parts of the land are on a slight slope, but towards the northern corner, the ground levels out and the soils underneath are deep brown, reasonably fertile and free draining of water. Other than the trees, there is also a myriad of ground flora, notably honeysuckle, wood sorrel (in flower at the time of our visit), bluebells, lords-and-ladies, dog’s mercury and a mix of moss species and fungi and the occasional fern and low growing bramble.
Woodland visitors include muntjac and roe deer, badger, grey squirrel, along with the occasional rabbit and hare. The wood is also home to an array of songbirds adding a natural melody to accompany your visit.
All in all, Turk Wood is a fantastic rural amenity woodland that will delight a forester or a family alike.
If It Were Mine
I would clear some of the hazel coppice to create an area for the family to camp in the summer months.
A bit more adventurously I might consider felling one or two of the large Douglas fir as this will make for very fine mill wood for any project you may have in mind.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the 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 Norton, the road will level off and then descend.
- 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 unnamed 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 to ascend.
- Continue up the hill until you reach a track leading off to the left (point B), turn left and continue until you reach a green painted post on the left-hand side of the track. This is the boundary of the woodland (point C) (at the fork in the track).
- The western boundary is marked with green paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is marked with orange paint on trees and posts.
- The eastern boundary is the marked by a single line of barb wire fence with a footpath immediately beyond.
- The southern boundary is marked with white paint on trees and posts.
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party but 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 ABC 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.