Todburn Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A maturing broadleaf wood with conifer elements, open glades and extensive stream frontage. 3.87 acres freehold for £39,000 [#A1244]
A delightful streamside woodland at the end of a private track, in a most secluded location just east of Northumberland National Park.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 114 959
Nearest postcode: NE65 8RH
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.
Todburn Wood occupies flat ground on two levels with moderate banking between. It lies on the west side of an attractive stream at the end of a private track in a gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. The A1 is 5 miles away giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
Todburn was felled of its previous conifer crop about 15 years ago. It was then restocked with spruce but the majority is now dominated by naturally regenerated birch with minor elements of ash, larch and rowan. The wood benefits from extensive open streamside terraces (covered with bluebells in spring), fringed with riparian hardwoods including oak, alder and ash.
An excellent newly-constructed stone track gives car access all the way to the north corner of the wood where there is parking and a turning area. From here there is easy pedestrian access into most of the property, while a ride along the northwest edge should prove useful for timber extraction.
Lying at the end of the track, Todburn occupies a most private location being variously surrounded by farmland, running water and other woodland. Unsurprisingly this quiet spot is a haven for wildlife. During our visit we saw a variety of fauna including roe deer, buzzards, pipistrelle bats and a green woodpecker.
This wood is definitely one to enjoy. There is also plenty to occupy the enthusiast with the opportunity of steering the direction of its development as it heads towards productive age.
If It Were Mine
An early job would be to control the bracken near the stream…I’d then spend considerable amounts of time there! Respacing the main broadleaf area would encourage stem development and the consequent increased light levels would enhance the woodland flora.
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
- Longhorsley lies 6 miles northwest of Morpeth on the A697.
- Leave Longhorsley heading west on West Road.
- After 1¼ miles turn right, where the road takes a sharp left hand bend (by the entrance to Forget-Me-Not Country Park).
- Continue north on this road for a further 1¼ miles until you cross a ford (usually dry).
- The access to the wood is via the second gateway on your left after the ford - a distance of about ¼ mile (X on the plan).
- Please park safely nearby and clear of all farm gateways.
- Climb the field gate (X) and follow the stone track along the field edge for 350 metres to double field gates leading into woodland (A).
- Climb the gates and continue on the stone track straight ahead for 350 metres, over a small stream and then take the track to your left (B).
- Continue on this track for a further 450 metres to its end (C), to enter Todburn Wood.
- Sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The east boundary (CF) is the far bank of the stream, and (EF) a fence on the nearside of the stream.
- The southwest boundary (DE) is the field edge fence.
- The northwest boundary (CD) is the northwest side of the ride indicated by red-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are in hand except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access for all purposes at all times is granted over the route XABC on the plan with shared maintenance according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
Field-edge fences are the responsibility of the woodland owner.
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.