The Glade, Rhewl, near Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales. 6.06 acres of mature mixed hardwoods for £59,000 (freehold) [#A1257]
Quality hardwoods on level ground with excellent access and first class amenity in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 116.
National Grid Ref:
- Visitor parking: SJ 105 601.
- Wood centre: SJ 105 600.
Nearest postcode: LL15 2UB.
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.
Every now and then we get to offer a wood that really stands out from the crowd. The Glade is one such, with a range of quality broadleaves thriving on a level fertile site with freely-draining soils, excellent hard track access and inherent beauty amidst rolling countryside.
The Glade forms a core part of a medal-winning forest noted for its silviculture. This is seen in the excellent quality of the mature and maturing stems which are the product of many years careful management. The result is a wood containing trees that are both valuable and elegant.
In these days of climate uncertainty woods with a robust mix of species are prized. The heart of the wood is a mixed stand of beech and oak with some quality stems of both. The trees here are more widely spaced as they approach maturity giving an airy feeling to the wood. The rich ground flora also benefits from the resultant enhanced light levels. Fringing this is a range of other broadleaf species (both coppice and maidens) including oak, cherry, sweet chestnut, ash and sycamore - all flourishing in the lime-rich soils.
The mature stems appear wind-firm but if the decision is taken to harvest, the fertile soils suggest a vigorous successional crop of mixed species could be readily established. For those with a particular interest in silviculture we believe The Glade also offers an opportunity for steering the stand towards a Continuous Cover model.
In spring The Glade is awash with wall-to-wall bluebells along with a range of other woodland associates including dog’s mercury, wood rush, wood anemone, wild garlic and a variety of ferns. The Glade and adjacent woods also support a broad fauna of badgers, foxes, bats, buzzards plus a wide range of woodland songbirds, encouraged by a previous owner’s investment in many bird boxes. The landscape is equally rich with internal vistas complemented by beautiful framed views across the Vale of Clwyd.
Internal access is excellent with two well-found hard tracks that fan into the wood. External links are also good thanks to the proximity of the A525, whilst the A55 trunk road is just 25 minutes to the north. There is a hard parking spur within the wood, off the western track.
Well-managed commercial hardwood stands also tend to possess a high amenity value. Whichever your preference, they don’t come much better than this.
If It Were Mine
I would be inclined to convert to a continuous cover model of management, using selective felling and natural regeneration to steer the wood towards a less regular mix of both species and ages. As well as increasing diversity, this could also provide a more robust response to the risks of disease and climate change.
The opportunity for quiet recreation and enjoyment is assured whatever silvicultural model is followed.
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
- Leave the A55 at St Asaph and head south on the A525.
- After Denbigh continue on this road for a further 4½ miles to the small village of Rhewl.
- Just before the village take the first right after the 40mph sign (immediately before a stone cottage and before crossing the bridge), via a concrete apron (A on the plan below) onto a stone track that runs up the hill between avenue trees.
- Continue uphill between fields for 350 metres and then into the wood at the top.
- Park in the first pull-in on the east side of the track (on your left) at point B.
- Enter the left hand gate – you are in The Glade.
- I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The north boundary (BC) is the field-edge fence.
- The east boundary (CD) is the west side of the soft track, periodically marked by pink-topped posts.
- The south boundary (DE) is the north side of the soft track, periodically marked by pink-topped posts.
- The west boundary (BE) is the west side of the hard track, periodically marked by white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes to the property via the track AB.
- A right of access is reserved to adjacent properties over the routes BC and BE.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
The field edge fence (BC) is the responsibility of the woodland owner.
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.