Cribb Wood, a secluded Douglas fir and ash woodland, not far from Bromyard, Herefordshire, 2.88 acres for £31,500 (freehold) [#F1568]
A gently sloping woodland with a variety of tree species and excellent access in the midst of the Herefordshire countryside.
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.
Cribb Wood is found on the eastern fringes of the county of Herefordshire just north of the town of Bromyard and the beautiful Bromyard downs. It is full of conifer and broadleaf species, the wildflowers and animal life are abundant, it is lovely and secluded, incredibly quiet and a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle.
Getting to the woodland is easily done along a convenient stoned track that provides year-round access for two wheeled drive vehicles. There are no footpaths within the woodland but there are a few animal tracks (deer and badger presumably), and walking between the trees is not a problem, just avoid the odd bramble patch - but look out in late summer as these are full of fruit!
Primarily made up of hybrid larch and Douglas fir trees on the lower slopes and mature ash, sycamore and the occasional mature horse chestnut and oak on the upper slopes, Cribb Wood offers a great variety of species. Quite a few of these trees are of exceptional size and age, presenting conservation value and in the Douglas fir and larch, timber quality too. Underneath the canopy, you’ll also find plenty of self-seeded young sycamore and even the occasional hazel tree.
In spring the ground is covered with a sea of bluebells, and in autumn/winter, snow drops add little spots of white to the woodland colour palette. Throughout the year 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!
Cribb Wood is home to an active population of muntjac deer, the occasional roe deer, badgers, foxes, and some grey squirrels. In the early hours of the morning (or late at night) you may be lucky to hear the unique barking sound of the muntjac as it calls out to its friends. Songbirds and a pair of buzzards are seen often in and around the woodland, perched in the treetops as they look for food or seek shelter.
If It Were Mine
The self-seeded sycamore trees towards the top of the woodland could do with thinning out a little. This will give extra space to the remaining trees, and also create temporary open spaces that will allow plant species to grow (the bluebells should pop up if the area is cleared just before spring starts). This would also provide a small amount of firewood as well which could be used at home or on the campfire as you listen out for the barking muntjac deer!
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, this is the start of the woodland.
- The west boundary is marked with pink 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 blue 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 have not been exercised for at least 23 years.
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 on the plan below.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route BC 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
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.