Coed Camau, Maeshafn, Denbighshire. An elegant mixed wood within a larger gated property near the edge of the village. 6.26 acres for £37,000 (freehold) [#A1365]
Elevated terraces of mature mixed woodland in the Clwydian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 116 & 117
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): SJ 202 609
- Centre of wood: SJ 200 606
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.
Coed Camau occupies an elevated west-facing location within a larger woodland in the Clwydian Range ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, just outside 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.
The wood occupies a series of gently-sloping terraces fringed by steeper limestone outcrops. It has a bright westerly aspect with winter views over to Moel Famau and the Clwydian Hills.
There is a mix of site-suited species dominated by beech but with significant elements of Scots pine, a few oak, and some ash. There are also minor elements of birch, the occasional elm and a scattering of shrubs including hawthorn and holly.
The vast majority of the woodland floor is free of entangling vegetation, mostly being a carpet of leaves with scattered ferns and occasional pockets of bluebells.
The main access into the southeast of the wood is navigable with 2WD in dry conditions. This is supplemented by a secondary access coming into the northwest corner which should aid extraction of forest produce from the lower western side of the wood.
Coed Camau should have broad appeal given the considerable variety of species, the interesting terrain and the beautiful surroundings.
NOTE: The wider woodland has been mined for over 200 years. There is no definitive map of the mineral workings. Please be aware that there may be unfenced mine entrances and fissures. Coed Camau also contains some steep bluffs. Please take appropriate care when viewing and keep back from any unfenced hazards.
If It Were Mine
The wood could take a modest thinning which I’d tie in with releasing some of the oak trees. Fallen dead-wood would keep my log store well stocked as well as fuelling many a BBQ.
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.
- Park in the centre of the village near the red phone box and walk south down the entrance drive to the Miners Arms.
- After the pub and just after some garden sheds (opposite a white cottage) turn right to enter the wider woodland at A. This is a public right of way.
- Follow the main path (keeping right at fork B) for about 500 metres until you see white-topped posts off to your right (C) near the top of the rise. Coed Camau is on your right after this point.
- 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 (CD) is the east side of the main track indicated periodically by orange-topped posts.
- The south boundary (DE) is marked by blue-topped posts.
- The west boundary (EF) is the west side of the path indicated periodically by red spots on adjacent trees.
- The north boundary (CF) is marked by white-topped posts.
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 below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public footpaths within the wood.
- There is a pedestrian right of access with the public footpath AB and the linked track BC.
- There is a right of access for all purposes over the routes DGHJ and FJ.
- A right of access is reserved to others over CD.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.