Harrison Wood, Chapeltown, South Yorkshire. Mixed woodland overlooking a rural landscape 4 miles north of Sheffield. 1.41 acres for £19,500 (freehold) [#A1604]
An attractive mix of mature and maturing hardwoods on gently sloping ground with good access just east of the Peak District National Park.
S35 1WN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 110
- Entrance (F): SK 328 967
- Centre of wood: SK 327 966
Harrison Wood lies on the bright southern side of a larger wooded area about five miles north of Sheffield and three miles east of the Peak District National Park. Junction 26 of the M1 is three miles to the northeast.
The wood lies on gentle slopes and is designated as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site suggesting at least 400 years of woodland cover. Consequently there is a rich ground flora with patches of bluebells, and the wider woodland supports a diverse array of wildlife including badgers, foxes, songbirds, woodpeckers and buzzards.
The woodland is principally composed of Scots pine consolidated with minor elements of larch. Broadleaves such as oak, sycamore and beech are found at the field edges along with a smattering within the conifers. The conifers are in production phase and have been subject to a light-touch thinning regime in recent years - a practice which could be continued to produce a few nice saw-logs, some firewood and to benefit the retained stems.
A hard track leads to the wood via a locked gate and is navigable by 2WD cars with care, and the woodland floor is largely clear of entangling vegetation making for easy access to most areas.
This little wood encompasses a wide range of sylvan attributes in its modest acreage from providing a green refuge to offering the chance to practice a little forest-craft…and all at a modest price.
If It Were Mine
The wood could take a light thinning, with the conifers producing a small quantity of millwood and the broadleaves some nice firewood. I’d be inclined to favour the broadleaves with the long-term view of easing Harrison towards a native species woodland perhaps consolidated with a little planting in any canopy gaps that arise.
The vendor has enjoyed many nights here camping 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
- From J26 of the M1 head southwest on the A61.
- After a mile cross straight over the roundabout and continue on the A61.
- After 1½ miles you will pass a junction to the right for the A629 (next to a service station).
- Access for visiting the wood is via a public footpath on the right-hand side of the road about 200 metres after the service station.
- Please park nearby where safe to do so and access the wood via the footpath (F) which starts by some wooden railing at the end of a length of crash barrier.
- Walk up the path for 70 metres to the track junction (C).
- Harrison Wood is on your left after this point.
Please note that legal access via the private driveway and gate at A will be granted to the purchaser, but that this should not be used for visiting the wood.
- The north boundary (CD) is the south side of the track.
- The east boundary (BC) is the east side of the track.
- The short southeast boundary at B is marked with timber posts.
- The south boundary (BE) is the field-edge wall.
- The west boundary (DE) is marked by a line of red-topped posts.
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 track AB and CD.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all shared 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 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.