Chevington Wood, Longhorsley, Northumberland. Maturing larch in the heart of a larger secluded wood. 2.89 acres freehold for £36,000 [#A1651]
Naturally regenerated larch on level ground with good access in a most private location.
NE65 8RH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///testers.letter.lingering
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
- Roadside gate: NZ 115 965
- Centre of wood: NZ 113 962
Chevington Wood occupies level ground within a larger gated woodland just outside Northumberland National Park, midway between Morpeth and Rothbury. The A1 is 5 miles away giving easy access to Newcastle which is some 40 minutes to the south.
The previous conifer crop was felled about 20 years ago and was never re-planted because of the abundant natural regeneration that arose. The result is a natural-looking mosaic of larch from dense thicket to open glade. Aside from the promise of some useful timber, the delicate green flush of larch needles in spring is a delight to the eye. Within the larch are a few isolated broadleaves and a lone spruce. There are also about 30 young broadleaves in tubes on the northwest edge of the wood, planted in December 2020.
Chevington is served by a recently-upgraded track suitable for 2WD vehicles which connects with a spur for in-wood parking near its north corner. A second access via the unsurfaced track on its south boundary will assist in the extraction of forest produce.
Chevington and the surrounding woodland is quiet and secluded – something appreciated by the abundant wildlife found here - roe deer, badgers, foxes, and bats are all resident along with woodland songsters and raptors.
If It Were Mine
I’d respace the denser stands of larch retaining the best stems to grow on to maturity. The open glade to the east would make a pleasant and secluded spot for camping and BBQs once I’d cleared the bracken. The young trees in the tubes will need to be weeded for three years or so until established.
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
- Longhorsley lies 6 miles northwest of Morpeth on the A 697.
- Leave Longhorsley heading west on West Road.
- After 1¼ miles turn right, where the road take a sharp left hand bend (by the entrance to Forget-Me-Not Country Park).
- Continue north on this road for a further 1¼ miles until you cross a ford (usually dry).
- The access to the wood is via the second gateway on your left after the ford - a distance of about ¼ mile (X on the plan).
- Please park safely nearby and clear of all farm gateways.
- Climb the field gate (X) and follow the stone track along the field edge for 350 metres to double field gates leading into woodland (A).
- Enter the wood and follow the stone track to your left for about 100 metres until you see a line of white-topped posts to your right (B).
- Chevington Wood is on your right after this point.
- Sorry, but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Please ensure all gates are left closed.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is the northeast side of the hard track.
- The southeast boundary (CD) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (DE) is the south side of the unsurfaced track marked by red-topped posts.
- The northwest boundary (BE) is marked by a line of orange-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 route XAB, and for extraction of forest produce only over the route AFE.
- A right of way is reserved to others at all times for all purposes over the route BC and for extraction of forest produce only over route DE.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing obligations.
The young trees in tubes on the northwest edge of the wood are part of a restocking obligation and must be maintained by the incoming owner until the trees are established. There are approximately 30 tubes.
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.