Tapper Wood, a mature mixed species woodland in a secluded yet easily accessible location, not far from Bromyard, Herefordshire, 3.02 acres for £33,000 (freehold) [#F1468]
A conifer and mixed broadleaf woodland with excellent access tracks and abundant flora and fauna in eastern Herefordshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 666 568
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.
Tapper Wood is named after the characteristic sound of the resident woodpeckers - one of the many feathered visitors here. Early risers, especially those with a bit of patience will likely spot (or hear) muntjac deer, also called the barking deer, as they move through the woodland searching for food. Roe deer, badgers, grey squirrels and foxes have all been seen which creates a hub of activity for those willing to sit awhile and watch the woodland come to life.
Tapper Wood is primarily made up of fine-looking Douglas fir and larch, and towards the southern end there is a mix of broadleaf trees. The oak and sweet chestnut growing here would be classed as veteran trees, which is those that are of significant age, size or condition and in this instance they would tick all the boxes. Nearby there are also some fine-looking ash and sycamore trees. Growing profusely underneath are a number of self-seeded sycamores, filling any available gap in the canopy.
Accessing your new woodland could not be easier, a stoned track, suitable for most cars leads from the entrance in the north all the way to the woodland edge. There is even a handy area for you to pull off the main track and park a car or stack some firewood.
Other than the impressive trees found in Tapper Wood, the ground vegetation is what also makes this place special. In springtime, the ground is covered in a sea of bluebells; in late winter/early spring snowdrops add spots of white to the greens and browns of the wood, and at other times you can almost always find a variety of other wildflowers and plants such as wood anemones, bracken, fruit laden bramble, wood sorrel, lords-and-ladies, yellow archangel, bugleweed as well as different types of mosses and ferns.
If It Were Mine
I would create a path from the main track up through the trees towards the southern boundary and clear a little area to make a workspace. I would start coppicing the sycamore and hazel to create a regular supply of firewood, and look to fell one or two of the larch or Douglas fir to make some cladding for a drying shed in the woodland (subject to Permitted Development of course) or to make some live edge shelving or furniture for the home.
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).
- Climb the gate and walk along the track for approximately 500 metres, at this point the track will start to ascend.
- Continue up the hill until you reach point B, turn left and continue along the track until you reach a tree on the right marked with blue paint and a post on the left marked with green paint (point C), this is the boundary of the woodland.
- The west boundary is marked with blue paint on trees and posts.
- The north boundary is the northern edge of the track, as marked by trees and posts with white paint which may be offset by a short distance.
- The east boundary is marked with pink paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is a dilapidated stock fence on a low earth bank with an agricultural field with a second fence 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 ABC on the plan below.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route CD for the woodlands 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
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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.