Crossway Copse, Chollerford, Northumberland. Mixed broadleaves and maturing spruce with excellent access and a lovely rural outlook. 2.12 acres freehold for £26,500 [#A1517]
Maturing mixed crops, a small stream and a camping area offering privacy and amenity within a private gated woodland near Hadrian’s Wall.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 87
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: NY 929 708
- Centre of wood: NY 932 708
Nearest postcode: NE46 4HJ
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.
As its name implies Crossway Copse occupies the junction of former wagon-ways which supplied the historic limekiln below. It lies on north-facing ground with broad views over the North Tyne Valley. The A69 is 10 minutes to the south giving easy access east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, both of which are about 40 minutes by car.
Hadrian’s Wall lies a short distance uphill to the south, and a number of attractive villages offer local facilities nearby. The regional centre of Hexham is about 15 minutes away.
The topography of this wood is punctuated by the routes of the old wagon-ways which carried ore to the limekiln. The bustle of industry is now replaced by green tranquillity. The wood is primarily stocked with mid-rotation ash and Norway spruce, supplemented by the occasional cherry and elm. There is a light scattering of hazel, elder and hawthorn in the shrub layer. Open fields surround the wood and there are broad views to the wider Northumbrian countryside beyond.
A well-found stone track leads to a private parking spur within the wood, above which is a levelled camping area where the current owner has also sited a small pond and tool shed. Above the ‘crossway’ there is a second pond fed by a small stream. The small triangle of woodland to the east of the sale area is untitled – consideration could be given to applying for possessory title.
Crossway Copse offers a wealth of interest with silviculture opportunities, quiet amenity and an intriguing industrial past.
If It Were Mine
The ash and spruce would both benefit from thinning. The pond above the crossway shrinks in dry weather so I would consider lining it to maintain the water level and then clear peripheral trees to enhance light levels and amenity. The occasional night under canvas at the levelled camping area certainly appeals.
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
- From the A69, ¾ mile west of Hexham turn north onto the A6079 signed for Acomb and Chollerford.
- Continue on this road for 3¼ miles to a crossroads.
- Go straight over the crossroads and drive for a further 0.6 mile.
- The entrance to the wood is a timber gate on your right (A on the plan) immediately before a stone parapet bridge.
- Please park near the entrance gate, keeping access to the wood clear.
- Walk up the hard track past the old limekiln and then bend right up the hill for a further 100 metres to enter Crossways Copse at J (marked by red-topped posts to left and right).
- The north boundary (BC) is the field edge fence.
- The northeast boundary adjacent to the untitled area (CD) is unmarked.
- The east boundary (DE) is the field edge fence.
- The short southeast boundary (E) is marked by white-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (EH) is the field edge fence, apart from the intermediate length (FG) which lies southwest of the small stream.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to another party.
Rights Of Way
- A full right of access for all purposes at all times is granted over the route AJ on the plan.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring properties over the route JE.
- Maintenance of all tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
All boundary field edge stock fencing is the responsibility of the woodland owner.
The wood lies within the landscape designation of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
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.