Gulley Wood, mature larch and ash on an Ancient Woodland site not far from Bromyard in Herefordshire, 2.93 acres for £38,000 (freehold) [#F1362]
A stunning mature conifer and broadleaf woodland with excellent access on the edge of the Herefordshire countryside, just north of the A44 from Leominster to Worcester.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 663 569
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.
Gulley Wood is situated on the eastern fringes of the county of Herefordshire, a few miles from the market town of Bromyard and within reach of the delightful Bromyard Downs. Getting here could not be easier, it is a short distance from the B4203, and there is an excellent stone access track from the public highway that affords year-round, two wheeled drive vehicle access.
Within the woodland, the chief tree species, by size if not by number, is European larch, but there is a profusion of other species such as Douglas fir, ash, wild cherry, hazel, hawthorn, holly, silver birch and the occasional oak tree. The larch on the higher ground are believed to have been planted in the 1990s, and the ash and cherry in the north are believed to be less than 10 years old but the fir is much older, likely having been planted in the 1970s or 80s. Most of the other species are found on the fringes and are a variety of ages and sizes, some of the hazel trees are growing from quite large coppice stools and these are suspected to be quite old too!
As your gaze drops from the impressively tall canopy to the myriad of shrubs and plants growing on the woodland floor, you will notice that the ground is dotted with plants that indicate this is indeed an Ancient Woodland. Bluebells, snowdrops, wood anemones, hart’s tongue, lords-and-ladies, as well as the more common bramble, ferns, a variety of mosses and the odd fungi can all be found here.
The wood has a northerly aspect and is sheltered from the prevailing wind. The soils are nice and deep, freely draining, slightly acidic loamy.
All in all, this is a wonderful woodland with a mix species of different age classes and is a great place to get away from the busy world, sleep out under the stars, and enjoy the tranquillity of a truly ancient woodland.
If It Were Mine
If I was feeling adventurous, I would look to fell one or two of the larch to use for various DIY projects at home, or to create a timber bench to sit and enjoy the tranquillity.
I would look to clear some of the redundant tree guards from the ash and cherry towards the northern boundary of the woodland.
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 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 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 to ascend
- Continue up the hill until you come to a post on the left marked with blue and white paint, this is the start of the woodland (point B).
- The northwest boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is indicated with blue paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track and is indicated by white paint on wooden posts that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The boundaries to the south west and south are in part the stock fence with agricultural field beyond and a post and rail fence with a grassy area beyond.
- The north boundary is the stock fence with an agricultural field beyond.
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.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.