Bluffs Wood, Maeshafn, Denbighshire. Mixed broadleaves occupying a commanding site at the edge of the village. 5.61 acres for £36,000 (freehold) [#A1336]
Maturing beech and a variety of other species in the Clwydian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 116 & 117
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance: SJ 201 610
- Centre of wood: SJ 201 609
Nearest postcode: CH7 5LY
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.
Bluffs Wood sits at the north end of a larger gated woodland in the Clwydian Range ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, overlooking the small village of Maeshafn. Mold is about 15 minutes to the east and Ruthin a similar distance to the west. The A55 dual carriageway is 8 miles to the northeast enabling ready access to and from Manchester and the West Midlands.
With protective limestone bluffs to the north and west, the wood occupies a bright and commanding position. Above the bluffs the wood is of moderate slopes giving way to more level ground on the upper east side. Limestone outcrops punctuate the top ridge from where there are winter views of the Clwydian hills to the west.
The stands are dominated by maturing beech of good form in production phase. They, along with elements of ash, are clearly at home in the alkaline soils. A number of large characterful mature beech are dotted across the wood and towards the summit there are also a few oak stems set amidst woody shrubs dominated by hazel. Elements of birch and holly complete the scene.
Beneath the beech stems the woodland floor is characteristically clean and easily walked. Access is direct from the public road via an unsurfaced track that wraps round the west side of the wood. A secondary pedestrian access runs along the north side of the wood, and access rights over a third route to the south enables the extraction of woodland produce.
This characterful property has charm aplenty along with hardwood stems sufficient to support a modest woodland enterprise.
If It Were Mine
The mid-rotation hardwoods could be thinned to produce reasonable volumes of firewood and denser areas of regeneration near the top could be re-spaced. I would also be tempted to remove a few stems to open up framed views to the west.
A productive day on the chainsaw can then be rewarded by a visit to the village pub which is a two minute walk away!
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
- Llanferres lies on the A494 midway between Mold and Ruthin.
- Near a stone bus stop on the north side of Llanferres, head east onto a single track road marked as ‘Unsuitable for heavy good vehicles’.
- Continue for 0.8 mile, rising up a hill through woodland to enter the village of Maeshafn.
- The entrance to the wood is a metal field gate on your right just after the village sign.
- Safety Note. The wider woodland has been mined for over 200 years and there may be unknown historic entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take care when viewing.
- The east boundary (BC) is the west side of an unsurfaced track indicated by orange-topped posts.
- The south boundary (CD) is the south side of a path indicated by blue-topped posts.
- The west boundary (AD) is the west side of an unsurfaced track indicated periodically by trees with red paint spots.
- The northeast boundary (AB) is a stock fence at the village edge.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. There is no definitive plan of historic mining activity. Please click on the button for more details
Rights Of Way
- Access is taken from the public road at A.
- A right of access for the extraction of forest produce is granted over the track BCEFGA, with maintenance according to use.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring properties over the routes ABC and AD.
- Public footpaths run along the west and south sides of the property.
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:
- 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.