Weaver Wood, a broadleaf woodland with a stream in the Cheshire countryside, near Delamere Forest. 2.19 acres for £37,000 (freehold) [#F1544]
A mature oak and sycamore stand with a few specimen beech trees, offering a great amenity woodland with excellent access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 117
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 583 722
- Centre of wood: SJ 583 719
Nearest postcode: CW8 2TN
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.
Roadside gate: ///infants.poses.exactly
Weaver Wood occupies part of the south facing slope of the historic Hunt Hill Woodland. Situated in the midst of the Cheshire countryside, it is only 5 miles from Northwich and a short drive from Chester. The wood is easily reached along a recently upgraded stoned track which provides excellent year-round access. This track is found off a lane just a few minutes from the A533 between Northwich and Chester. Traffic noise is minimal, making the woodland a very tranquil place to spend the long summer days.
Hunt Hill Woodland is believed to have been part of the Wilbraham family estate that owned a lot of the surrounding land in the late 18th century. The head of the family, George Wilbraham, was a keen huntsman and this woodland is understood to have been kept and managed as their hunting grounds.
Weaver Wood is on a gentle slope and is made up of mature sycamore, oak and beech trees - there are some fantastic looking examples of each species that are over 150 years old. Growing up underneath is a mixture of young birch, chestnut and hazel with the occasional holly tree.
The wood is bisected by a year round stream, screened by flourishing rhododendron, which were heavy with purple flowers on our visit. With a bit of clearing, perhaps cutting a few paths down to the stream and clearing out either side, this could be a beautiful environment for a variety of plants and animals, as well as a very secluded location to pitch a tent.
During the day, the woodland is visited by squirrels, rabbits and hares, countless songbirds and occasional buzzards surfing some overhead air currents. At night, there is a local family of badgers that forage in the wider woodland.
If It Were Mine
I would firstly cut up and split the timber already on site, stack them nearby and leave to dry and season for the following winter’s wood store at home.
Clearing some paths through the rhododendron would create some very private camping spots and continuing to open up spaces down to the stream would allow other plant species to grow and make for a lovely setting.
There is a naturally occurring spring in a cleared section of rhododendron that with a little work and imagination could be turned into a delightful pond feature.
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
- From Northwich, head south on the A533 until you reach the A566, turn right heading west towards Chester.
- After approximately 4 miles you will reach a crossroads with traffic lights and a petrol station on the right hand side. Turn right onto the A49 (Forest Road) heading north towards Weaverham.
- Drive for less than a mile until you reach a crossroads (the White Barn pub is on the right).
- Turn left, signposted Norley and Delamere road.
- After a 1 mile turn right into Wood’s Lane (there is a small triangular patch of grass adjacent to the turning).
- Drive for a further 200 metres and the you will find the entrance to the woodland on the left-hand side (point A on the plan below), with a Woods4Sale sign.
- Please park taking care to keep clear of the gate – there is a small area opposite the main entrance that may be an ideal spot to park the car when visiting the woodland, climb the gate and continue into the woodland on foot (sorry we do not provide keys for viewing purposes).
- Walk down the stone track for approximately 330 metres until you reach a post on the left with blue and pink paint, and a post on the right with blue paint (point B). This is the start of the wood.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The east and south boundaries are the edge of the woodland (Wood’s Lane to the east and Norley Road to the south).
- The northwest boundary is in part indicated by blue paint on wooden posts along the outside edge of the track and then continues to the field edge fence indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The short west boundary is the edge of the woodland with a fenced agricultural field beyond.
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 granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- 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.
Third Party Rights
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 30% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to a previous owner.
- A deed of covenant must be signed at the time of purchase related to the overage provision.
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.