Ackton Wood, mixed broadleaf woodland with a stream, near Barnburgh, South Yorkshire. 2.08 acres for £24,000 (freehold) [#F1645]
Lovely woodland situated on either side of a small stream with excellent access.
DN5 7EH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside entrance: ///utter.conga.factored
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 111
- Roadside gate: SE 483 040
- Centre of wood: SE 479 045
The highlight of Ackton Wood has to be the year-round spring fed stream that runs through the middle of the woodland. There are also some fantastic sizable oak and beech trees along the field boundaries. Some of these must be in excess of 150 years old and are likely home to a variety of animals, birds and insects.
Down by the streamside, willow and hazel can be found growing as well as the occasional ash trees. Plants such as marsh St John’s wort, a variety of ferns, milk parsley and some juncus plants populate the riparian zone. The willow and hazel have been left to dominate but with a little careful management, more light could find its way to the woodland floor which would encourage a greater variety of plants species and maybe some wildflowers.
Wildlife visitors include a wide range of songbirds, buzzards, rabbits, foxes, badgers and potentially deer. The stream is likely to have a variety of freshwater invertebrates too, although sadly is not deep enough for fish.
A recently upgraded stone track which can support most two wheel drive vehicles allows easy access to Ackton Wood.
In summary, this is a charming woodland with a lot of diversity. It is mature enough to not need any imminent work but is wild enough that a new owner can take some big steps to help the woodland become even more grand.
If It Were Mine
Other than felling a few trees for firewood and open up the canopy, I would likely focus my attention on the stream, perhaps dig a small pond like the ones further downstream but generally try and encourage the riparian zone to make it more varied.
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 east out of Goldthorpe along the A635 towards the A1/M1 for approximately 1.5 miles.
- When you reach the village of Hickleton, turn right immediately after St Wilfrid’s Church onto Hickleton Road.
- Drive south along Hickleton Road towards Barnburgh for approximately 1 mile until you reach a double metal gate on the right hand side (point X on the plan below).
- Drive through this gate (please close it afterwards).
- Continue down the hard farm track until you reach a second metal gate at the entrance to the woodland where there is a Woods4Sale sign (point A).
- Park in front of the gate and continue on foot (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing).
- Climb the gate and walk down the stone track for approximately 300 metres until you reach a fork in the road (point B).
- Take the right-hand fork and walk along this track, without deviation, for approximately 500 metres until you reach a set of yellow painted posts on either side of the track, this is the start of the woodland (point C).
- The north, east and southern boundaries are the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
- The western boundary is in part indicated by blue paint on trees and posts and also yellow paint on trees and 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 are no public rights of way within the woodland.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XABC.
- A right of way reserved to others over the route CD.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Part of the woodland is a Registered Parks and Gardens – Hickleton Hall and Hickleton Park Local Wildlife Site.
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.