Holme Wood, Ancient Semi Natural Woodland with mature larch not far from Bromyard in Herefordshire, 1.23 acres for £19,000 (freehold) [#F1639]
Lovely larch and mixed broadleaf woodland in a quiet and rural location with excellent access.
HR7 4PL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///funded.shuffle.seabirds
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
Roadside gate: SO 668 570
Centre of wood: SO 666 570
Holme Wood is situated along the northern edge of a wider woodland known as Buckenhill Wood. Reaching the woodland could not be easier along an excellent stone track, perfectly suited to year-round access. A cleared area exists adjacent to the track that could be a good place to stack some timber or park the car when visiting.
Whilst the dominant species here is larch, there is also a smattering of silver birch, hazel, hawthorn and ash. Some of the hazel, whilst not tall have very wide stools which suggest they have been coppiced for perhaps in excess of 100 years. Towards the western end of the woodland there is a small area of young, planted ash and birch, these are getting to the size and age where a light thin might be in order (using the Forestry Commission thinning licence currently in place). On the opposite side of the woodland there is an open area where bracken normally dominates in the spring and summer months but would be a great place to plant and establish a couple of other tree species to improve diversity.
Immediately north of Holme Wood is an agricultural field which is not often used by anyone other than the odd sheep meaning the woodland benefits from lovely views. Some areas in this part of the wood are an ideal place to pitch a tent and enjoy the summer evenings.
There is a variety of wildlife in the woodland, of particular note are the muntjac deer that live and roam throughout. Commonly known as the barking deer because of its characteristic call, it can be heard throughout the day if left undisturbed. Hoof prints suggest roe deer are also in the vicinity but have not yet been seen. Badgers, foxes and squirrels are also present as well as a variety of birds including a pair of buzzards which are known to nest elsewhere in the wider woodland.
Classed as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW), which means this area has had tree cover since the 1600s, there are a lot of different plant species growing characteristic of ASNW. These include bluebells, forget-me-nots, snowdrops, wood anemones, hart’s tongue and lords-and-ladies.
Whilst Holme Wood might not be considered large, it is big enough to establish a private family camping area along the northern boundary and there is plenty to get on with in managing this woodland that would provide a nice amount of firewood. All in all, a lovely little woodland in a quiet part of the world.
If It Were Mine
The western end of the woodland could do with a bit of a thin that would create a small amount of firewood.
Camping is my hobby and there are a few areas along the northern boundary that are a bit hidden from the rest of the world and I would clear some of these and pitch a tent and set a campfire for a bit of wild camping.
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 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 un-named 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 ensuring you are not blocking access (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and walk along the track for approximately 50 metres, you will reach a set of wooden posts marked with yellow paint on the right hand side of the track and this is the start of the woodland (B).
- The eastern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- The southern boundary is the southern edge of the track indicated by blue paint on wooden posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The western boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is the stock fence with agricultural field beyond.
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party. but we believe they have not been exercised for at least 23 years and probably unlikely to be in the future.
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 benefit of the woodland 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
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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.