Atlas Wood, near Bromyard in Herefordshire, 1.43 acres deciduous woodland with a pond, for £19,000 (freehold) [#F1643]
Delightfully diverse woodland in a secluded location, 30 minutes from Worcester.
HR7 4PL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 149
- Roadside gate: SO 668 570
- Centre of wood: SO 668 568
Set in a wonderfully secluded and well protected location in the Herefordshire countryside, Atlas Wood offers great diversity (and it even has a dew pond too!). Located just north of the historic market town of Bromyard, this woodland is very close to the Bromyard Downs but there is not much to disturb the peace apart from the occasional tractor as it passes.
The woodland could be considered as three distinct woodland types. Mature larch and Western red cedar in the northern third, mature Douglas fir to the south and young oak, cherry and ash sandwiched between them. The dew pond is well formed (if a bit crowded in by trees at the moment) and can be found in the south west area of the woodland, on the edge of the young wooded area. There is perhaps the suggestion of a second to the eastern edge too but is not as well formed.
Access is taken directly off the public footpath to the east of the wood, currently suitable for 4WD vehicles, but with a bit of clearance could become easier to access in 2WD. There is a small area of stone on the ground just within the boundary in the north east corner that might be suitable to park a car or stack some timber.
There are small sections of the woodland where bluebells grow in the spring time, snowdrops in the late winter and elsewhere there are plenty of other plant species that make for a nice level of diversity.
All in all, Atlas Wood is wonderfully diverse with lots of character and plenty of opportunities for someone looking to take a firm hand in looking after a woodland.
If It Were Mine
Initially I would focus my attention on improving the light levels around the dew pond as this could be a wonderful place to spend time or to attract some more wildlife. The younger trees could do with a light thin to encourage them to keep growing well.
Before doing all of this I would maybe cut a few branches from the clump of mature western red cedar to the north and make a little campsite by stringing up a couple of tarps to make a shelter and then I could spend a few days there whilst doing some of the other work.
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
- 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 starts to bend sharply to the right at the bottom of the hill, there will be a Woods4Sale sign directly in front of you and a metal gate on the left, set back from the road, with a stile adjacent and a footpath sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in front of the gate and public footpath entrance, making sure you do not block access (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and walk along the footpath for approximately 40 metres, and you will pass a sign for Buckler Wood on the right and then Atlas immediately after (there is a wooden Atlas Wood sign, point B), this is the start of the woodland.
- The north boundary is indicated with green paint on trees and posts.
- The west boundary is indicated with white paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is indicated with orange paint on trees and posts.
- The east boundary is a low earth bank on the edge of the public footpath (with a dilapidated barb wire fence).
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party but 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 ABC on the plan below.
- 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.