Causey Wood, Widdrington, Northumberland. Young mixed broadleaves 20 minutes north of Morpeth. 3.31 acres freehold for £22,000 [#A1554]
A young secluded broadleaf plantation with wide views over the surrounding countryside.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance off public road (X): NZ 227 946
- Centre of wood: NZ 211 936
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.
Causey Wood occupies near-level ground at the northwest corner of a larger broadleaf plantation which in turn is surrounded by rolling farmland. Rothbury is about 20 minutes to the north and Morpeth a similar distance to the south. Newcastle is about 45 minutes by car.
Looking across this rural landscape it is hard to believe that the woodland and extensive areas around it were formerly an open-cast coal site, the plantation being part of a land remediation plan dating from 2017. The trees and shrubs, planted in individual tree tubes, are all native to Britain and include oak, silver birch, alder, ash and rowan, along with shrub species like holly, guelder rose, hawthorn, hazel and blackthorn. A young hawthorn hedge gives shelter to the north and west edges of the wood.
As this young wood matures it should prove increasingly attractive to the fauna and flora that has found refuge in the mature woodland nearby. Served by a well proven hard track, it will no doubt also prove increasingly attractive to the purchaser for whom it will provide an excellent locus for quiet recreation and enjoyment.
Young plantations are one of the most affordable ways into woodland ownership, and the new owner of Causey will have the opportunity of watching and shaping the development of young woodland in a private and attractive location.
If It Were Mine
Deer have browsed some of the young plants down to tube height so I’d add net extensions to protect them. I’d also replant any trees and shrubs that have failed. Spot weeding the smaller trees and hedge plants would greatly hasten their establishment. I’d be inclined to let the hedge grow tall and wide to enhance the promise of shelter.
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 A197.
- 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 to arrive at a metal field gate next to a lone ash tree on your left. Park in the parking area opposite, clear of all gates (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Walk or cycle south on the track (marked as a Restricted Byway) for 500 metres, then turn first right (Y), shortly after a length of wooden railing 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 at A and follow the track round the north side of the young woodland for about 300 metres to point B which is indicated by orange-topped posts in a broad ride to your left.
- Causey Wood is on your left after this point.
Causey is over 2 km from the public road. A bicycle will greatly assist viewing.
- The north boundary (BE) is the field edge fence to the north of the track.
- The east boundary (BC) is indicated by a line of orange-topped posts in a broad ride.
- The south boundary (CD) is indicated by a line of blue-topped posts in a broad ride.
- The west boundary (DE) is the field edge stock fence to the west of the 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 XYZAB.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BED.
- The track along the north boundary BE is a public footpath.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Causey Wood forms a part of the Stobswood Restoration and Aftercare Plan. The relevant section (pages 11-13) can be viewed on the link below.
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.