Bing Copse, Esh, Co Durham. 3.1 acres of mixed maturing woodland for £28,500 (freehold) [#A1018]
Strong growing pine and mixed hardwoods on level ground with car access in a private gated woodland in the Deerness Valley.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 88.
National Grid Ref:
- Access (point A): NZ 206 427
- Woodland gate (point C): NZ 202 434.
- Centre of wood: NZ 200 434.
Nearest postcode: DH7 9QD.
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.
Bing Copse lies on the north edge of a larger gated woodland in the Deerness Valley, some 4 miles west of the historic city of Durham. The A1 is about 15 minutes away giving easy access from north and south.
The wood is dominated by strong-growing pine which has already produced some quality lumber in previous thinnings and which promises a fine mature stand in the future thanks to careful past management. Tree cover is diversified by a variety of hardwood species, particularly towards the northwest corner, including oak and sycamore plus a dusting of birch and rowan.
Beneath the trees are some scattered shrubs like elder, hazel and holly atop a variety of ground flora such as bramble, grasses, ferns and patches of bluebell. This attractive mix is home to a range of wildlife including roe deer, badgers and a variety of woodland birds from tawny owls to treecreepers.
The wood lies on very gently sloping ground with a southerly aspect. In the northeast corner there is a bing which bears testimony to historic mining in the area. There are no known mine adits or entrances inside the wood.
Bing Copse is served by a newly-upgraded car-accessible track which leads to a private parking spur in the southwest corner of the wood.
If It Were Mine
The pine would benefit from a gentle but sustained light thinning programme, favouring emerging hardwoods where possible. A few bird-boxes would benefit the avian residents. A BMX enthusiast has suggested the bing could form an attractive part of a cycle track for private recreation.
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
- Head west from Durham on the A690.
- After about a mile turn right at the roundabout onto the B6302 signed for Ushaw Moor.
- Continue on this road (passing through Ushaw Moor on the way) for exactly 3 miles until you come to a minor crossroads (signed for Broadgate Farm to the left).
- Continue on the B6302 for just under half a mile more, to a bus stop on your right, adjacent to a farm track (A on the plan). The farm track is also marked as a public footpath.
- Please park here safely, without causing any obstruction to the farm track entrance.
- Please note that viewing access is on foot only from the public road. There is strictly no vehicular access or parking on the farm track or at the farm buildings, both of which are separately owned.
- Walk 550 metres up to the farm (B) and continue on the public footpath through two steel barriers and then a further 200 metres to the woodland entrance (C) on your left (a third steel barrier).
- Walk down the main woodland track for about 200 metres and then take the first track to your right.
- Continue about 70 metres to the end of the hard track and a line of blue-topped posts on your right. Bing Copse is on your right after this point.
Please note we do not give out keys for viewing. Purchasers will be given keys for vehicular access on completion of purchase.
- The north boundary (FG) is the field-edge fence.
- The east boundary (GH) is marked by a line of red-topped posts.
- The south boundary (EH) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The west boundary (EF) is the west side of the ride marked by white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
- The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
- The wider vicinity was mined for coal until the 1960s. There is surface evidence of historic mining activity near the north end of Bing Copse. Please click on the button below to view the Coal Authority Mining Report.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes to the property over the track ABCDE.
- A right of access is reserved over the short length of track at E to the adjacent property.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.