Buckler Wood, a stunning stand of Douglas fir and larch with excellent access near to the market town of Bromyard, Herefordshire, 1.72 acres for £27,000 (freehold) [#F1658]
Ancient woodland with a mixture of species in a secluded and sheltered location.
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 668 569
Buckler Wood lies towards the northeast corner of a larger woodland called Buckenhill, which is found a few miles north of the market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire. Worcester is approximately 30 minutes to the east and Leominster is 20 minutes to the west. The main access is through a metal gate which leads into the wider woodland with a secondary access along a bridleway to the east.
Surrounded by woodland and the beginnings of the Bromyard Downs to the southeast, Buckler Wood benefits from being well sheltered and protected. Larch and Douglas fir are the main tree species growing here. These 40-50 year old specimens have been well thinned in recent years and have grown to a substantial size. The timber produced from the larch would make ideal cladding for a shed and the Douglas fir would make great outdoor furniture due to its natural resistance to rot. The understorey is quite thick with hazel, ash and sycamore trees and saplings as well as hawthorn which could be coppiced to make some great firewood or cut for walking sticks.
In springtime, the woodland comes alive with not only the sound of birds, but is also abundant with bluebells and the exceptional colours are not to be missed. Wild grasses and a mixture of ferns dot the ground throughout, as well as mosses and the occasional Hart’s tongue.
There is a variety of wildlife in the woodland, most notably the muntjac deer that roam through the trees. Commonly known as the barking deer because of its characteristic call, they 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 birds including a pair of buzzards which are known to nest elsewhere in the wider woodland.
If It Were Mine
I would scrape the mud off the track to the east to allow access in a 2WD vehicle and clear some of the younger tree species from the understorey to create an area for a bit of camping. Some of the Douglas fir or larch could be felled and milled on site to make woodland furniture, and perhaps create a lean-to shelter with some of the larch.
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 and then go downhill.
- 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).
- This is the entrance to the woodland, please climb over or walk around the gate to view Buckler Wood.
- The east boundary is in part the edge of the woodland adjacent to the public highway and in part the edge of the public footpath (which is indicated by an old earth bank) which also has an old line of barb wire fence.
- The south boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The west boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- The north boundary is the agricultural fence to the north of the track.
The shooting rights have been reserved to a third party but we believe they have not been exercised for at least 22 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 reserved over the route AB for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route CD.
- 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.