Quarry Wood, Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire 1.66 acres of broadleaved woodland and quarry for £31,000 (freehold) [#M1506]
A delightful parcel of broadleaves and pine set around an old quarry in the rolling Staffordshire countryside. Abundant oak and birch ideally located just outside Leek and a few miles from Congleton.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 18
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 952 598
- Centre of wood: SJ 952 597
Nearest postcode: ST13 8PP
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.
We are delighted to offer to the market this fabulous parcel of compact woodland with the superb feature of an old sandstone quarry, once a source of stone for local buildings and walls. The centre of the quarry is a level and secluded area suitable for camping and other recreational activities. There is a small seasonal pond in one corner providing a haven for wildlife and around the edges are mature pine trees towering above. Exposed cliffs provide a scrambling opportunity where once at the top the woodland is a mosaic of mid aged oak, birch, ferns and saplings below. The gentle slope down to the west and east is lightly peppered with outcrops of sandstone rock.
Light soils and diverse tree species support a wonderful and unique variety of flora including fine grasses, bilberry and ferns with sporadic clumps of bluebells blooming when in season. It is positioned on the edge of a larger native English woodland which is home to numerous fauna and birds. There are badgers in the area - Mr Fox has been seen ‘a-wandering’ and the rattle of the woodpecker heard in the distance.
Beyond the boundaries you overlook grazed pasture and the beautiful rolling countryside - what better place to spend a weekend giving mother nature a helping hand? The trees are a manageable size which can be easily converted into firewood, products for bodging, fencing or supports.
The wood has good access via the A523 though remains quiet and tranquil. Entry is from the main road through a locked gate where the hard track leads to the quarry and a spur to the left accesses the woodland beyond. The track is hard surfaced suitable for a 2WD car at all times of the year. The wood is located 3 miles from Leek and 7 miles from Congleton.
Quarry Wood has an existing Forestry Commission thinning licence (until May 2021) but is within a Conservation Area, as such it is a requirement to consult with the local planning authorities before felling trees.
If It Were Mine
This densely populated wood offers first-hand experiences for the aspiring forester. The trees would welcome a light thin to favour the best form and will provide plenty of scope for the new owner to produce small quantities of quality firewood for the family home and offer an excellent project. The quarry is great for practicing rock climbing with plenty of lashing points on the trees above, and provides a secluded spot for camping.
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
- Exiting Leek north west along the A523 to Macclesfield, after about a mile you will pass the junction for Rudyard Road on the left.
- Continue for a further mile passing a junction on the right on a left hand bend.
- Entrance to the wood is around a further 220 metres on the left.
- The metal gate has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the plan).
- Park safely without blocking access and climb the gate (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing).
- Quarry Wood is through the gate and both sides of the track.
- The north boundary is the old fence and tree line set back from the road
- The east boundary is the agricultural fence and old stone wall.
- The south boundary is indicated with blue paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.
- The west boundary is the agricultural fence and old stone wall.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included in the sale except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the land beyond.
- There are no public rights of way in this wood.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known existing 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.