Brony Wood, 9.32 acres of pole stage broadleaves at Broughton, near to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire for £48,000 (freehold) [#M1556]
An attractive parcel of ash and sycamore at production stage offering commercial and amenity benefits from this private woodland.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 112
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SE 952 099
- Centre of wood: SE 953 102
Nearest postcode: DN20 0BQ
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.
Brony Wood is a block of maturing woodland on level ground with significant potential. The main tree species are ash and sycamore but you will also find birch, oak, beech, elm, hazel and hawthorn. The vast majority of the trees are estimated to be around 20 years old but walking through the block you will find some mature oak, sycamore and beech. The closed canopy is dominated by the pole stage ash and sycamore which present the opportunity to produce some very good-sized firewood that would be easy to harvest and use.
The woodland floor beneath the trees is unencumbered and easy to walk with a very light covering of flora. In spring there are a variety of wildflowers including primroses, violets, early purple orchid and red campion, followed by dog’s mercury with grasses on the minor tracks.
Brony Wood is rich with wildlife including hares and squirrels - the wood is a fantastic habitat for common birds and the characteristic call of the buzzards is often heard overhead. Occasionally you may even get a glimpse of roe and muntjac deer wandering through!
The soils are sandy loam and free draining with moderate fertility. At a metre depth there is a bed of loose limestone.
Access to Brony Wood is through a locked forest barrier from a hard-stoned private track. The forest track inside the wood is of soft formation but is compacted and has been used extensively to manage the wood.
There is some evidence of previous hazel coppicing which the present owners have begun to re-establish, providing local hedge layers with stakes and binders.
If It Were Mine
I would utilise the ride that passes along the south and west boundary to open pockets in the wood where I could thin 40% of the trees, leaving a select few that have good form and prospect. I would select oak, beech and sycamore stems to grow on further leaving a buffer of more dense trees to the east and gradually work through the woodland.
A small clearing would be ideal for camping when undertaking the work, making a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle – creating memories with the kids.
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
- Approaching from the east along the M180 take the exit at junction 4.
- Head north on the A15 to the next roundabout and take the second exit north along the minor road, Ermine Street signposted to Broughton.
- At the mini roundabout take the first exit left heading north on Appleby Lane (B1207)
- After about one mile turn left down a private track immediately before our Woods4Sale sign (point X on the plan below).
- After about 250 metres there is a layby on the right with a galvanised barrier gate (point A).
- This is the entrance to the wider wood. Park here and continue on foot.
- Walk for 400 metres, passing a Woods4Sale sign (point B) to the second Woods4Sale sign (point C).
- Brony Wood is on the right.
- The west boundary is offset from the outside edge of the soft track marked by wooden stakes with red painted tops – the nearest tree is also marked with paint.
- The north boundary is offset from the inside edge of the soft track marked by wooden stakes with red painted tops – the nearest tree is also marked with paint.
- The east boundary is unmarked and is along the road assumed to be set back from the edge of the road.
- The south boundary is marked with green paint on wooden stakes and trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CD for the benefit of the land beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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.