Travers Wood, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Mixed broadleaves half an hour from Newcastle city centre. 5.27 acres for £30,000 (freehold) [#A1503]
Native species, open glades and good access within a large gated woodland.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 88
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (A): NZ 082 611
- Centre of wood: NZ 095 606
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.
Travers Wood occupies gently sloping and near-level ground within a larger broadleaf woodland known as Hyons Wood, some 2 miles south-west 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.
What was a scene of Victorian mining is now a place of tranquillity. Set amidst over 200 acres of surrounding woodland, Travers supports an array of native tree species. Stands of elegant birch stems are peppered with open-grown oak and a few mature beech of considerable size. There are gaps and glades throughout giving a bright and airy feel. Beneath the trees are small groups of holly (some of good size), along with scattered hazel and hawthorn. In patches of damper ground you will also see the occasional willow and alder.
This varied habitat is attractive to the local residents. Animal trails criss-cross the wood and roe deer can often be glimpsed in the glades and thickets. At dusk they are joined by badgers and foxes. The trees were alive with birdsong when we visited while buzzards and red kites circled overhead. We also saw a few game birds including pheasant and woodcock.
Travers Wood is served by a well-found hard track (suitable for 2WD access) which links to a private parking spur on its southern side for ‘in-wood’ parking. The smooth terrain and largely clean woodland floor makes for easy pedestrian access across most of the wood – ideal for both recreation and management.
Travers demands little in the way of management but offers plenty of scope for the recreational forester.
If It Were Mine
I’d like to see a wider variety of native species so would plant some fruiting shrubs and trees in a few open spaces. Cherry, rowan, wych elm, blackthorn and elder are all candidates.
A mown area within one of the glades would make a lovely secret retreat for woodland recreation and the odd night under the stars.
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 yards 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 east) for about 900 metres until you see a stone track on your left (C).
- Travers Wood is on your left after this point.
- Travers Wood is over a mile from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing access.
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 east boundary (EF) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (CF) is the south side of the main access track
- The west boundary (CD) is the east side of the stone track.
- The north boundary (DE) is marked by a line of orange-topped posts.
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
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route CF.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
- The southern track (CF) is a public bridleway.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
The woodland lies within the former Tynedale Greenbelt.
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
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.