Gospatrick Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. A maturing mixed woodland with a beautiful fringe of mature oak. 4.23 acres for £37,500 (freehold) [#A1412]
Mid-rotation spruce and birch, oak glades and good access just east of Northumberland National Park.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NZ 113 964
- Centre of wood: NZ 111 959
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.
Gospatrick Wood lies on level ground at the western edge of a larger 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.
The previous conifer crop that occupied most of the site was felled about 15 years ago. Restocking was achieved by a mixture of planted spruce and natural regeneration resulting in an attractive mosaic of spruce, birch and larch along with occasional rowan and willow.
A lovely feature of this wood is the mature full-canopied oaks that fringe the western side - wonderful arboreal architecture above grassy glades making for a true woodland idyll, with views over fields to the west.
The area is full of wildlife. Deer, foxes and badgers are all resident in the wider woodland. Nuthatch, tree-creepers and a range of songsters frequent the canopy, while red kites and buzzards patrol above.
An excellent newly-constructed stone track gives car access all the way to a parking spur at the northwest corner of the wood, while broad rides to north and south will facilitate future management.
Gospatrick offers a delightful blend of woodland opportunities from active stand management to quiet contemplation of sylvan beauty.
If It Were Mine
I camped in the oak glade when surveying this wood. Bliss!
For the more active, the maturing crop of birch and spruce could be progressively thinned to favour either species (or both), especially since birch for firewood is now almost as prized as spruce for milling.
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 (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). Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb the gates and continue on the stone track straight ahead for 700 metres until just before its end (E). Gospatrick Wood is on your left.
- The west boundary (BE) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The north boundary (BC) is marked by white-topped posts on the north side of the ride.
- The southeast boundary (DC) is marked by blue-topped posts on the northwest side of the ride.
- The south boundary (DE) is marked by red-topped posts on the south side of the soft track.
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 for all purposes over the route XAB.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BED.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
The western field-edge fence is 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 (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.