Stanley Burn Wood, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Mature streamside broadleaves at the end of a private track just half an hour from Newcastle city centre. 21.26 acres for £87,500 (freehold) [#A1363]
Elegant stems, woodland glades, extensive stream frontage, and significant hardwood reserves with good access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 88
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): NZ 082 611
- Centre of wood: NZ 094 609
Nearest postcode: NE42 5PD
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.
Stanley Burn Wood sits at the end of a long private track at the northeast corner of a substantial woodland known as Hyons Wood, just over a mile southwest of Prudhoe. Hexham is about 10 miles to the northwest and Newcastle a similar distance to the east. Both are easily reached in half an hour via the A69.
This private and self-contained property occupies ground to either side of the Stanley Burn, a minor tributary of the Tyne. The terrain is both varied and interesting with level waterside terraces abutting moderate banks and folds of ground, above which are further areas of more level ground. Most of the wood is easily accessed on foot thanks to a scattering of paths and a largely open woodland floor beneath the maturing stems.
Stanley Burn Wood is a robust wood with a healthy variety of hardwood species – a useful insurance against the risk of tree pests and diseases. Many of the trees have straight, clean (and valuable) stems, especially the ash and sycamore which has grown well on the deep fertile soils near the stream. Elsewhere the wood has substantial areas of open-grown oak interspersed with birch and minor elements of species like rowan, beech and willow. There is a scattering of shrubs such as hazel and hawthorn along with a number of patches of holly which provide a welcome splash of winter colour.
The ground is largely free of entangling vegetation. Extensive banks of bluebells populate the glades next to the stream, along with drifts of woodland associates like dog’s mercury. We also noted a variety of other woodland flowers and shrubs during our visit including wild garlic, wood anemone, honeysuckle and patches of bilberry.
Woodland birds are plentiful (and vocal in season). Songsters, woodpeckers and buzzards all frequent the wood, and on the ground there is plenty of evidence of larger occupants including fox, badger and roe deer.
The wood is served by a well-found and recently upgraded stone track (suitable for 2WD access) which runs into a generous parking area on the south side of the property.
We’re confident that this wood will not disappoint, and thanks to its larger size it comes at a very competitive price per acre.
If It Were Mine
The silviculturalist will enjoy managing the stands to optimise the quality stems while the conservationist will have ample scope to explore and develop the various woodland habitats. And with over 20 acres there’s huge scope for amenity and family fun including a most attractive spot to park an overnight caravan at the end of the track.
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
- Head west out of Prudhoe on the A695 for ½ mile to the village of Mickley Square.
- Turn left in the middle of the village onto Eastgate Bank.
- Continue south up the hill for 0.9 mile, passing through the hamlet of High Mickley.
- Turn left at the T junction just after the village.
- Drive east for 200 metres then turn first right into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan).
- Walk south down the track beyond the steel barrier for 800 metres to the woodland gate (B).
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate (B) and continue on the main central track (swinging left/east) for 925 metres until you see a track to your left (C).
- Take this track down the hill for 170 metres to enter the wood at D.
- Stanley Burn Wood is over a mile from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing.
- Safety Note: Due to historic mining activity in the wider woodland there may be unknown entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take extra care when viewing.
- The south boundary (EF) is the centre line of the stream, and (EDJ) the north side of the byway indicated periodically by blue-topped posts.
- All other boundaries (FGHJ) are field edge fences.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. Please click on the button below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- A right of access is granted for all purposes over the track ABCD.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- A public byway EG crosses the southwest corner of the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
- A right is reserved to Harworth Estates to enter with plant and machinery to carry out environmental tests and geological surveys.
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to Harworth Estates.
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
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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.