Barrowhill Wood, Newby Bridge, Cumbria. A charming mixed wood in rolling south lakes countryside. 4.39 acres for £47,000 (freehold) [#M1388]
Maturing mixed conifer woodland with provisions for camping in a private wood with rugged vehicular access near the south end of Lake Windermere.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 97
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SD 374 851
- Centre of wood: SD 367 848
Nearest postcode: LA12 8NY
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.
Stroll up to the highest point in this wood and take in the incredible views of the south west fells and the southern end of lake Windermere. Barrowhill Wood lies at the end of a larger gated woodland off a quiet lane about two miles south of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Junction 36 of the M6 is 20 minutes away giving ready access from north and south, while Bowness on Windermere is a 20 minute drive up the lakeside.
Barrowhill is populated with a mixture of conifer and broadleaves now reaching 20 years old following the felling of the previous conifer crop. You will find spruce, larch, birch and rowan in abundance. The current owner has also planted other broadleaves behind deer fences and even a small orchard at the south of the wood.
There is a rich ground flora that point to the site’s moorland origins with plenty of soft grasses, heather and blueberry where light allows.
Access to the wood is provided through a locked gate and along a hard surfaced track which becomes a soft track as the land gets drier further up the hill. It is suitable for a 2WD car with good clearance. There is an entrance barrier beyond which lies a grassed camping spot hidden from view and also a deck and rigging for longer camping spells. Near to this is a compost toilet and the apple orchard enclosed behind a deer fence.
The wood has been well maintained to provide easy remote access and all the amenities for an impulsive night under the stars.
Barrowhill Wood and the wider woodland is dedicated under the Countryside Rights of Way Act but the current owner believes that it is not widely used, and only by the local populace that use the bridleway that falls outside of the woodland boundary.
If It Were Mine
I’d leave Barrowhill Wood exactly as it is and maintain just as the current owners have. Sometime in the future the trees will benefit from a light thin throughout and one may also consider a little stone on the latter part of the track, to ensure continued access during the rainy season.
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
- Newby Bridge is near the south end of Lake Windermere.
- Leave Newby Bridge heading southeast on the A 590.
- Turn right to head south on the single track road signed for Canny Hill, just before the roundabout on the edge of the village.
- Continue for 0.8 mile, until you see a metal gate on your right leading into woodland (with a woodland management sign adjacent).
- Park clear of the entrance and enter the woodland via this gate (A on the plan). (Sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Follow the meandering stone track and soft track for 650 metres to point B. This is the start of the wood indicated by a deer fence enclosing newly planted trees.
- The entrance into the wood is a further 100 metres along the track (point C) where there is a pole barrier with the name Barrowhill Wood and our ‘Woodland for Sale’ sign.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by white paint on posts and boundary trees on the inside edge of the ride.
- The southeast boundary is indicated with purple paint on posts on the inside edge the ride.
- The southwest boundary is the wall.
- The north boundary is the wall.
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 where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access is granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- The right of way is subject to a maintenance clause with liability according to use.
There are no known 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.