Blackberry Patch Wood, 2.78 acres of beautiful oak woodland, near Kinnersley in Herefordshire £36,000 (freehold) [#F1555]
A tranquil oak woodland on ancient replanted land with excellent access, surrounded by apple orchards in the tranquil Herefordshire countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 148
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 335 501
- Centre of wood: SO 338 502
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.
Blackberry Patch Wood is a delightful semi-mature oak woodland with a variety of other tree species scattered throughout. Ash, hazel, the occasional hawthorn, willow and even a rowan are growing here and in the autumn months the colour range as the leaves change is stunning. On the boundary of the woodland there are a few mature oak trees, some old coppice hazel stools, a few hawthorn and the occasional ash that form a natural privacy screen whilst still having the odd gap in the branches allowing views across the rolling Herefordshire countryside.
Situated on a gentle slope that faces north west, the soils underneath are a fertile deep brown. Towards the top and the bottom of the woodland the ground levels out and forms some flatter areas, some of which would be a great place to pitch a tent or put a seating area in.
Good forest management operations have opened up the canopy to provide more growing space for the remaining oak trees. Initially planted as a pure oak crop back in the 1980s, these have grown well, resulting in some high quality stems. The other regenerating species are filling the spaces between the oak trees and are a mixture of ages and sizes. The felling operation that took place has opened up some channels that could be a good place to do a bit of underplanting and by choosing some suitable species you could increase the diversity of Blackberry Patch.
As the name suggests, Blackberry Patch Wood is home to a lot of bramble bushes, which were at the time of writing, heavily laden with fruit. Whilst in some areas these bushes need to be cleared to allow better access, they are certainly of benefit to a keen forager and likely a habitat and food source for a variety of animals and birds (potentially even the elusive and rarely seen dormouse).
The recently upgraded stone track leading into the woodland affords easy access with two wheeled drive cars year-round. The short journey from the main road takes you through some apple and pear orchards which are grown for a local cider making farm. The fields further beyond are a mixture of grazing land and wheat fields and make for a very quiet space with only the gentle sounds of the countryside for company.
If It Were Mine
Clearing a few paths between the trees would allow easy access to the top part of the woodland where pitching a tent is a must.
I would look to plant up some of the wide avenues in the woodland with some other species that would suit the area, cherry is my favourite and in years to come might make a nice crop of fruit too.
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 orange 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 blue paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by orange 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.