Pike Wood, 10.92 acres of pole stage broadleaves at Broughton, near to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire for £56,000 (freehold) [#M1644]
An attractive parcel of ash and sycamore at production stage offering scaled back commercial potential and amenity benefits in a parcel of private woodland.
DN20 0BQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 112
- Roadside gate: SE 952 099
- Centre of wood: SE 953 101
Pike Wood stands in a larger commercially managed forest on the edge of Scunthorpe next to the village of Broughton a few minutes’ drive from the M180.
A good hard track leads from the council road to a locked barrier. From here, the track is unsurfaced but firm, leading to the woodland's edge and continuing along the western boundary of Pike Wood. The track connects with various ‘racks’ that allowed access into the wood to manage the trees.
The woodland is level with fertile soil up to a metre depth that sits on a sub of loose limestone making the woodland free draining. The ground flora in this part includes a number of ferns, such as the scaly male, hard shield and bracken. The closed canopy casts a shadow over the vegetation but you will find a variety of wildflowers including primroses, violets, early purple orchid and red campion, followed by dog’s mercury with grasses on the minor tracks.
The trees in Pike Wood are pole stage ash and sycamore which present the opportunity to produce some very good-sized firewood that would be easy to harvest and process. There is also evidence of previous hazel coppicing which the present owners have begun to re-establish, providing local hedge layers with stakes and binders.
A number of animal tracks can be seen in places, notably from roe and muntjac deer but also badgers. Many birds such as chiffchaff, owl and kestrel frequent the woodland.
If It Were Mine
Pike Wood has good access with trees at a manageable size, perfect for those interested in amenity woodland and crafts. Clearing a few areas would make a great spot for watching wildlife or perhaps enjoying a family picnic or wild camping expedition.
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 150 metres to point B on the plan where there is a Woods4Sale sign and posts marked blue, the wood starts here on your right and continues to point C.
- 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 marked with green paint on wooden stakes and trees.
- 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 blue paint on wooden stakes and trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
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 XAB.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC 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 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.