Colliery Wood, a broadleaf woodland in a quiet location near Barnburgh, South Yorkshire, 1.62 acres for £19,000 (freehold) [#F1648]
A predominately oak woodland in a sheltered spot with good access, around 8 miles from Doncaster.
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 475 041
Colliery Wood is found in a very sheltered part of a designated Ancient Woodland (technically a PAWS site – Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site, meaning the oaks have been planted on land which has been under tree cover since the 1600s). Situated on free draining soils of deep brown earth with some clay, the site is nice and fertile and perfect for growing trees.
The oak, mostly of the pedunculate variety, were planted approximately 50-60 years ago and are lovely and tall with very little major branching, which is a good sign of the careful management they have received over the years. In the future, they are sure to be valued for their timber quality. Along the woodland boundaries are some fantastic old beech, hazel, ash and sycamore. Self-seeded saplings can be found throughout, just waiting for space to shoot up and join the high canopy.
Bramble and bracken are the predominate plants growing on the woodland floor which thrive in shade. Bluebells, wild garlic and red campion compete with the bramble and could be encouraged to full potential with a little management.
Animals and birds are abundant in the woodland. Badgers, deer and birds of prey are known to be in the wider woodland and likely make use of Colliery Wood to forage for food, or nest and rear their younglings.
In summary, Colliery Wood is a delightful tranquil space, surrounded on all sides by other woodland and is a lovely place to spend time, whether visiting or undertaking light management work.
If It Were Mine
The oaks need little management for a number of years but I might encourage some of the other species to flourish. Flailing or strimming of the bramble should help to encourage the wildflowers and also create nice open areas to potentially pitch a tent or sit and enjoy the woodland.
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 left-hand fork and continue walking for a further 180 metres and when you arrive at white paint on a wooden post on the left, this is the start of the woodland (point C).
- The eastern boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The northern boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The western boundary is the centre of the powerlines as indicated by pink paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is the southeast edge of the stone track which is indicated by occasional green painted posts that may be offset from the edge of the track (points CD).
- The southern boundary is indicated by green painted trees and posts (points DE).
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 and for all purposes over the route XABC on the plan below.
- There is a right of way over CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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 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 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.