Cocklaw Wood, Chollerford, Northumberland. Mixed species and ages with excellent access and superb panoramic views over the North Tyne Valley. 3.92 acres freehold for £33,000 [#A1184]
A varied property of mixed hardwoods, conifers and broadleaved regeneration in an exciting location within a private gated woodland.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 87
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate (A on plan): NY 929 708
- Centre of wood: NY 935 704
Nearest postcode: NE46 4HJ
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.
Cocklaw Wood lies on gentle slopes with steeper areas towards the upper south boundary. The wood overlooks the River North Tyne, and benefits from commanding views to the northwest over unspoilt countryside. The A69 is just 10 minutes to the south giving easy access east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, both of which are about 40 minutes by car.
The wood lies within a mile of Hadrian’s Wall, a short section of which is visible at nearby Brunton Turret. A number of attractive villages offer local facilities and the regional centre of Hexham is about 15 minutes away.
The entrance from the north is via a narrow stand of production-phase Sitka spruce. Beyond this the property expands to a more open area where the conifer crop was felled a few years ago (note the aerial photograph predates the conifer felling). The lower parts are ready to be restocked with broadleaves on prepared mounds. Further up the hill restocking has been achieved through natural regeneration.
Broadleaves were retained during the felling operation resulting in a number of pockets of established hardwoods including sycamore and birch with scattered elements of elder and rowan. There is also a stand of fifteen-year-old birch and oak towards the southwest corner. Wood sorrel, bluebell, foxglove and primrose are scattered across the slope.
This diverse habitat is appreciated by the local wildlife. There are plenty of songsters to herald the dawn, buzzards mewing overhead and roe deer picking their way through the surrounding cover.
An excellent newly-constructed stone track gives car access with ‘in-wood’ parking.
This modestly-sized wood is one of many parts - from open areas ready to plant, through to production phase conifers…and pretty much everything in between. Plenty of silvicultural fun to be had here!
If It Were Mine
Firstly I’d burn up the remaining brash and then restock the prepared planting mounds with young trees. There are still a few tubes to be removed from the planted birch and oak in the southwest corner.
Several piles of cut logs offer plenty of wood-fuel for campfire or use at home. The views are superb, so I’d also be tempted to site a small deck up the hill to make the most of them.
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 A69, ¾ mile west of Hexham turn north onto the A6079 signed for Acomb and Chollerford.
- Continue on this road for 3¼ miles to a crossroads.
- Go straight over the crossroads and drive for a further 0.6 mile.
- The entrance to the wood is a timber gate on your right (A on the plan) immediately before a stone parapet bridge.
- Please park near the entrance keeping access clear into the wood.
- Walk up the hard track past the old limekiln and on up the hill for a total of about 600 metres until you see white-topped posts to left and right. Cocklaw Wood is now ahead of you.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is marked by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (DE) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The west boundary (EF) is marked by red-topped posts.
- The west boundary (FG) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The short north boundary (BG) is marked by white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to another party.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access for all purposes at all times is granted over the route AB on the plan with maintenance according to use.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring properties over the route BCF.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
It is understood Cocklaw Wood has sole responsibility for the south boundary fence (DE).
Contracts & Grants
The Felling Licence contains an obligation to restock the felled areas (which will pass to the purchaser). Much of this has already been achieved through natural regeneration. Elsewhere mounds have been prepared for re-planting.
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
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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.