Appin Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A superb stand of pine in a private location. 3.26 acres freehold for £37,500 [#A1337]
Mature pine with a rich and varied understory, good access and outstanding amenity.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access: NZ 113 964
- Centre of wood: NZ 113 961
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.
Appin Wood occupies level ground near the middle of a private gated woodland set amidst gently rolling countryside 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.
Appin is dominated by a striking stand of Scots pine. This well-managed crop has been progressively thinned over the years to leave generously-spaced stems of considerable girth. Natural regeneration has taken advantage of the varying light levels beneath to produce a vigorous mixed understory of both broadleaf and conifer. Birch, beech, pine, larch and rowan are all evident above a rich herb layer of soft grasses, ferns and seasonal woodland flowers.
An excellent newly-constructed 2WD stone track leads to an in-wood parking spur on the north side of the wood, from where there is easy pedestrian access into the rest of the property.
This tranquil spot is a veritable haven for wildlife. During our visit we saw a variety of fauna including roe deer, hares, buzzards, pipistrelle bats and a green woodpecker.
The forester will find much to enjoy here, as will anybody with an appreciation of sylvan elegance and rural amenity.
If It Were Mine
I’d be tempted to take out one or two of the mature pine which could produce some fine mill-wood. This would also open small gaps in the canopy to encourage further regeneration of young stems beneath. Denser areas of regeneration could be re-spaced.
Strimming a small area in one of the glades would provide an idyllic woodland campsite.
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
- Longhorsley lies 6 miles northwest of Morpeth on the A 697.
- Leave Longhorsley heading west on West Road.
- After 1¼ miles turn right, where the road take 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 (A on the plan).
- Please park safely nearby and clear of all farm gateways.
- Cross the field gate and follow the stone track along the field edge for 350 metres to double field gates leading into woodland (B).
- Cross 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 (C).
- Continue east on this track for a further 200 metres (D on plan). Appin Wood is now on your right.
- Sorry but we do not give out keys for viewings.
- Please ensure all gates are closed.
- The east boundary (EF) is the west side of the track indicated by white-topped posts.
- The south boundary (FG) is the north side of the track and soft ride indicated by white-topped posts.
- The west boundary (DG) is a narrow ride at the edge of the pine indicated by blue-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is the southwest side of the track, indicated by white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access for all purposes at all times is granted over the route ABCDE on the plan with shared maintenance according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no fencing liabilities.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.