Waysend Wood, Widdrington, Northumberland. Mature broadleaf woodland at the end of a private track about 20 minutes north of Morpeth. 3.32 acres freehold for £32,500 [#A1399]
A variety of species and ages in a most private location but with excellent access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance off public road (X): NZ 227 946
- Centre of wood: NZ 216 933
Nearest postcode: NE61 5DW
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.
Waysend lies at the end of a long track on the east side of an island of mature woodland surrounded by wide open agricultural fields. Rothbury is about 20 minutes to the northwest and Morpeth a similar distance to the south. Newcastle is about a 45 minute drive.
The wood lies on level and slightly sloping ground with a gentle westerly aspect overlooking grazing land to north, east and south. Tranquillity is pretty much assured in this private location, and the wider woodland has become something of a refuge for wildlife. Roe deer, badgers and bats are all resident and the wood is invariably alive with birdsong. We also saw pheasant and woodcock and heard lapwing and curlew in adjacent fields.
Though not formally designated, Waysend has many of the hallmarks of ancient woodland with a lush ground flora of grasses, herbs, flowers and ferns including bluebell, dog's mercury, wood sorrel and wild garlic. Above this there is a rich shrub layer with abundant hazel, plus hawthorn, holly and elder, all vying for light with the emerging saplings from parent trees. The canopy above is a mix dominated by native species – oak, birch, ash and willow along with occasional elm and rowan.
The woods are served by a substantial and well-proven track which links with a newly constructed track within the woodland suitable for 2WD. There is a useful double-spur parking and turning area within Waysend.
There is no urgent management required, but the woodland enthusiast will certainly find plenty to occupy themselves in this attractive wood.
If It Were Mine
I might cut a circular path to better see the mammals and birds that take refuge here and perhaps fell the odd stem for the log store. Creating a small clearing for camping would also be on the cards.
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 north out of Morpeth on the B1337.
- One mile after Ulgham (and just before entering the village of Widdrington Station), turn left onto the unclassified road signed for Stobswood and Felton.
- Drive for exactly one mile and then turn left through the metal field gate onto a hard track (X on the plan). The gate is opposite a parking area and adjacent to a lone ash tree. PLEASE ENSURE THE GATE IS LEFT CLOSED.
- Drive south between open fields on the track for 500 metres, then turn first right (Y) shortly after some wooden railings over a culvert.
- Continue west for 1,000 metres and then take the first left turn (Z).
- Continue south for a further 500 metres then turn right (A), then left after 120 metres onto the new stone track at B.
- Continue for a further 530 metres (entering mature woodland) to the end of the track (C).
- Waysend Wood is now ahead of you.
- The west and northwest boundaries (CD and CG) are marked by blue-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is a ditch adjacent to the stock fence.
- The southeast and southwest boundaries (EF and FG) are the field edge stock fences.
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
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XYZABC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in the woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Third Party Rights
An overage (clawback) agreement, ending in 2044 exists whereby 20% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing planning permission for use or development (other than for agriculture or forestry) is payable to a previous 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 (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.