Middle Wood, Maeshafn, Denbighshire. A variety of maturing conifers and broadleaves with vehicular access in the Clwydian Hills. 10.79 acres freehold for £95,000 [#A1899]
An attractive and diverse wood in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
CH7 5TG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland gate (point Y): ///fallen.flamingo.piston
Centre of wood: ///launch.readers.defected
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 116 and 117
- Woodland gate (point Y): SJ 199 608
- Centre of wood: SJ 198 597
Middle Wood lies on the southern edge of the area known as Big Covert. This substantial woodland lies midway between Mold and Ruthin in the heart of the Clwydian Range ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Manchester is about eighty minutes to the east by car.
This is very much a property of two parts. The larger northern part of the wood is composed of gentle south-facing undulations. To the south the ground progressively falls away more steeply affording some lovely views across the valley to Bryn Alyn.
The upper wood supports a mix of production phase Scots pine and a variety of broadleaves including beech, and sycamore plus a smattering of oak, ash and birch. You will also find a few larch stems towards the top of the steeper ground along with some mature beech stems with impressive spreading canopies. The steeper slopes support a light covering of Scots pine and sycamore giving way to a small stand of lofty Douglas fir where it levels out at the base. Occasional patches of holly offer some winter colour and there is a light covering of shrubs and regenerating saplings.
The wood is reached by a well-found hard track that runs along its northern boundary. There is also a track running down the west side which gives good management access.
PLEASE NOTE: The surrounding area has been mined for over 200 years. There is no definitive plan of mining activity but there may be unmarked and/or unfenced mine entrances in the wood and viewers should take appropriate care.
If It Were Mine
There’s plenty of interest here for the silvicultural enthusiast. The upper woodland could produce a healthy volume of timber from thinning, with the possibility of progressively moving the stands towards broadleaf or conifer cover depending on an owner’s preference.
The varied terrain invites woodland recreation whether quiet sylvan enjoyment or wild family adventures! The vendor has enjoyed many a night under canvas at the ‘campsite’ in the northeast corner of the wood.
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
From the west:
- From Ruthin follow the A 494 for about 5 miles to Llanferres.
- Pass through the village then turn first right by a stone bus shelter onto a single-track road signed as unsuitable for HGVs.
- Continue for 0.8 mile up to the village of Maeshafn.
- About 30 metres after the Maeshafn village sign, turn sharp right onto a private drive for Pentre Cerrig (X on the plan).
- After ¼ mile park in a layby opposite a locked gate leading into woodland (Y).
- Enter the woodland at this gate and walk along the track for about 700 metres, then fork up the hill to your left (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- After a further 200 metres the track levels off by a junction to the right (A) and a Woods4Sale sign.
- Middle Wood is on your right after this point.
From the east:
- From the Mold bypass follow the A 494 signed for Ruthin.
- After 1 mile turn left onto the minor road signed for Maeshafn.
- After 1.2 miles turn right into Maeshafn.
- At the far end of the village fork left onto the private drive for Pentre Cerrig (X).
- Thereafter follow as from the west.
- The northeast boundary (AB) is the southwest side of the track.
- The east boundary (BC) is indicated periodically by red paint on tree stems.
- The south boundary (CD) is a stone wall.
- The west boundary (DE) is indicated periodically by yellow paint on tree stems.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the route XYAB.
- There is a right of way reserved to others over the route AE.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- The hard track outside the south boundary (CD) is a Byway Open to All Traffic.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
There are some historic Restrictive Covenants. In summary these include that an owner shall not:
- create a nuisance to the neighbours
- use the property for motor racing
- use the property as a commercial campsite
- damage or obstruct any shared tracks
- dispose of part or parts only of the property
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.