The Tramway, Oughtibridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 6.24 acres of Ancient oak woodland with great access for £55,000 (freehold) [#E1069]
A stunning ancient mixed broadleaf woodland in a quiet location just on the outskirts of Sheffield. Benefiting from great vehicular access and a rustic pizza oven!
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 110.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SK 314 934.
- Centre of wood: SK 317 929.
Nearest postcode: S35 0HN.
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.
The Tramway stands just six miles north of the vibrant city centre of Sheffield, which is one of the greenest cities in Europe with comparably more trees per person. This peaceful, interesting wood has a good hard-surfaced track, suitable for a car along its southwest edge.
There is a slight incline away from the track, with a number of paths weaving beneath the tall stems of this oak dominated woodland. Roughly midway along the main track are remnants of historic earthworks, the wider woodland once a renowned site for sandstone mining. At the southern point of the wood is a wooden gate, with an unsurfaced forestry track running beneath an overhead powerline.
This forest track culminates at the centre of the wood, where there is an expansive flat area with a wooden structure housing a rustic outdoor oven. Here, widely spaced trees of sycamore, oak and birch coupled with a grassy woodland floor, makes for a great space - ideal for recreational activities like camping and wild crafts.
In the shrub layer one can find numerous elder, holly, hazel and good natural regeneration of sycamore and ash indicating the fertile soils. The herb layer, strewn with grit-stone boulders, also has patches of bilberry mixed with ferns, bracken, bluebells and mosses.
Bird species include woodpeckers, owls, tree sparrows and numerous warblers such as the long-tailed tit. At dusk one will frequently see pipistrelle bats flitting through the canopy. To the east of the wood is an agricultural field with a stone wall and open views of the surrounding countryside. A small pedestrian gate opens onto a public footpath that follows the wider woodland eventually linking to Sheffield Country Walk, a popular long-distance path. The Tramway has a lovely wild atmosphere and offers abundant prospects.
If It Were Mine
The lower parts of the woodland have quite a high density and could be thinned if a new owner so desired, favouring the trees with the best form. I would install bat and bird boxes to encourage the wildlife.
The current owner has an approved Forestry Commission thinning licence that can be transferred to a new owner if required.
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 Sheffield take the A61 north passing through Owlerton, pass Hillsborough Park take the left turn up Parkside Road signposted Stocksbridge A6102.
- Follow this road for 2 ½ miles, as you come to the village of Oughtibridge you will come to a junction just after a pelican crossing.
- Take the right turn down Bridge Hill passing The Cock Inn on the left.
- You will cross the River Don continue up the hill for ½ mile.
- Opposite a white brick building you will see a track with a public footpath sign (point A).
- Follow this track for 120 metres until you see a wooden gate (B), park in the layby being careful not to obstruct the track.
- Pass around the gate and along the track into the woodland (sorry, we do not supply keys for viewings), walk for 480 metres until you see our ‘For Sale’ sign on the left – The Tramway is ahead and to the left.
- The northeast boundary is the stonewall between the woodland and the field.
- All other boundaries are marked by wooden posts and trees with purple paint.
We believe the sporting rights are included and not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- A right of way is granted along the route marked BC on the plan.
- There is a shared maintenance clause covering this right of way, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this wood.
We are not aware of any 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
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
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.