Foxwhelp Cover, 1.87 acres of oak, ash and hazel surrounded by farmland, near Kinnersley in Herefordshire £23,000 (freehold) [#F1521]
A serene oak woodland on ancient replanted land with excellent access, situated amidst Herefordshire countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 148
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 335 501
- Centre of wood: SO339503
Nearest postcode: HR3 6LD
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.
Foxwhelp Cover is a semi-mature oak plantation with a small copse of hazel and willow and a smattering of ash, planted on an Ancient Woodland site. The woodland has benefitted from good management, and a previous thinning operation has opened up the canopy to allow some much needed light and space to the remaining trees.
The trees are growing on good, deep brown earth soils, they are both fertile and free draining (just look to the adjacent apple and pear orchards that are grown to make cider locally). Access is excellent with a 2WD vehicle year-round along the upgraded track.
The ground underneath the trees has been mulched to clear the debris created from the previous forestry operation, signs of which should still be present and will slowly “green up” in the coming years. Adjacent to the cleared areas, one can find a variety of wild grasses, bramble, ivy, various types of ferns and the occasional cowslip. Some self-seeded ash saplings are also found dotted around the woodland, and it is imagined that these will shoot up to fill the gaps in the canopy, if the hazel and other species don’t fill them first.
This ancient woodland commands views to the north, across the apple orchards and fields of cows towards the small village of Almeley. Situated in the middle of the countryside, away from any main roads Foxwhelp Cover has a very quiet and relaxing feel, ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, maybe do a bit of camping or carry out some woodworking.
If It Were Mine
This woodland is crying out for an area to be cleared for a campsite, just enough for a small tent and a campfire. With the beautiful views and the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, this would be an excellent place to spend the occasional summer’s night.
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
- Driving from Hereford, take the A438 heading north westerly towards Brecon.
- Drive for approximately 2.5 miles along the A438, turn immediately right after you pass the Wyevale Garden Centre onto the A480, in the direction of Stretton Sugwas, Credenhill and Weobley.
- Keep on the A480 for approximately 10 miles.
- When you reach Sarnesfield, turn left onto the A4112, heading for Brecon and Kinnersley.
- Continue for 2 miles, driving into Kinnersley, and turn right, heading for Almeley.
- Continue for approximately 0.7 miles, where you will see a steel gate on the right hand side, and directly opposite the gate should be a Woods4Sale sign (point X). This is the entrance to the woodland.
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road, not obstructing the gates or through traffic. Sorry we do not provide the code or keys for viewing (buyers will have full vehicular access into the wood upon completion).
- Climb the gate and continue east along the forest track for approximately 100 metres to a second gate (point A).
- Climb the gate and continue along the track for a further 40 metres until you come to a timber gate and a Woods4Sale sign (point B).
- Open the gate and continue down the track until you get to a wooden post marked with blue paint (point C). This is the western boundary.
- The northwest and southeast boundaries are the woodland edge, with farmland immediately adjacent.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over XABC.
- There is a right of way reserved to others over CD.
- There are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
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.