Berres Wood, Maeshafn, Denbighshire. Extensive broadleaf woodland within a larger gated property near the edge of the village. 11.79 acres for £64,000 (freehold) [#A1369]
Beech and mixed hardwoods 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 202 605
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.
Berres Wood occupies a series of gently sloping terraces fringed by steeper limestone outcrops on the east side of a larger woodland in the Clwydian Range ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The small village of Maeshafn is close by. 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 major crop component is maturing beech punctuated by the occasional large multi-stemmed specimen. Within this is a scattering of ash and the occasional oak. The woodland is more diverse in the northeast corner where the beech gives way to a complex of sycamore, oak, birch, elm and hazel. There is also an attractive stand of maturing oak at the southwest corner (easy to identify thanks to the rich ground vegetation associated with this species).
As is common with beech woods, Berres is delightfully free of entangling vegetation with small patches of wild garlic, bluebells and wood anemones set amidst the wider leafy woodland floor. This makes for easy walking as well as 4WD access where inclines allow. The main access into the southwest of the wood is navigable by 2WD in drier conditions.
Berres is a most attractive wood in a popular location.
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. Berres Wood also contains some steep bluffs. Please take appropriate care when viewing and keep back from any unfenced hazards.
If It Were Mine
I’d take advantage of the current healthy timber market by thinning the wood and also consider improving internal access with an unsurfaced track down to the lower east side.
The opportunities for camping and woodland recreation are self-evident.
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 blue-topped posts off to your left (C) near the top of the rise. Berres Wood is on your left 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 (EF) is the line of an old stone wall.
- The south boundary (FG) is a stock fence and (GH) marked by red-topped posts.
- The west boundary (CH) is the east side of the track indicated periodically by orange-topped posts.
- The north boundary (CDE) is marked by blue-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included. 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
- A public footpath bisects the wood DG.
- There is a pedestrian right of access via the public footpath ABD and the linked track BC.
- There is a right of access all times and for all purposes over the route LKJHC.
- 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.