Anvil Wood, Widdrington, Northumberland. Young mixed broadleaves 20 minutes north of Morpeth. 3.86 acres freehold for £28,000 [#A1565]
A sheltered young 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 212 934
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.
Anvil Wood occupies the southern section 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. The wood also has a narrow band of maturing willow on its eastern fringe.
As this young wood matures it should prove increasingly attractive to the fauna and flora that has found refuge in the mature woodland adjacent. Served by a well found 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 woods are one of the most affordable ways into woodland ownership. The new owner will have the opportunity of watching and shaping the development of this secluded and attractive plantation.
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 would greatly hasten their establishment.
As the trees mature the southern finger would make an ideal location for camping.
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 (point X on the plan below).
- 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 (A at the corner of young woodland), then left after 120 metres onto the new stone track at B.
- Walk round the gate at B and on for 130 metres until you see a line of white posts to your right (C).
- Anvil Wood is on your right after this point.
Anvil is over 2 km from the public road. A bicycle will greatly assist viewing.
- The north boundary (CH) is indicated by a line of white-topped posts in a broad ride.
- The east boundary (CD) is the east side of the hard track and (DEF) an old fence hidden within a fringe of maturing willow. There is a short line of orange posts connecting these two boundaries at D.
- The southwest boundary (FG) is the field-edge stock fence and (GH) a line of red-topped posts in a broad ride.
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 XYZABC.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route CE.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
- A public footpath runs along the east side of the woodland (DEF).
There are no known fencing obligations.
Anvil 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.