Abney Wood, 10.84 acres of mixed broadleaves and pine at Broughton, near to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire for £69,000 (freehold) [#F1681]
An attractive woodland with trees at various ages offering timber and amenity potential.
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 953 099
Abney Wood is a parcel of broadleaved woodland set within a larger forested area at Broughton near to Scunthorpe and a few minutes’ drive from the M180.
Your approach to the wood is from a B road which will take you a short way along a private road with Abney Wood on your right. The entrance is via a locked swinging barrier that leads to a shared track for woodland beyond.
The wood has two distinct characters; the north half is pole stage ash and sycamore with large standards throughout, this section is suitable for thinning the trees, taking the density of numbers down and encouraging those remaining to grow further. The southern half is a delightful mix of pine and mature broadleaves, notably beech and sycamore. Hazel and birch are also found in good numbers.
The woodland is generally level but for a gentle valley where a seasonal stream resides in all but the driest of weather. The fertile soil hosts abundant ground flora including primroses, violets, early purple orchid and red campion, followed by dog’s mercury and the odd fern here and there.
There are old extraction rides that are grassed over, but would provide an easy route into the wood for vehicles. The ground is free draining for the most part as there is a layer of limestone a metre below the surface.
Abney Wood presents 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. The density of the trees and seclusion makes the wood a super place to create a camping spot and spend the weekend working the trees.
If It Were Mine
I would seasonally thin the pole stage broadleaves from the inside out leaving a dense 10 metre perimeter. I would create an area in the centre to work from and maintain a track that meanders through the trees.
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 A on the plan below). This is the start of the wood on the right.
- After about 250 metres there is a layby on the right with a galvanised barrier gate (point B).
- This is the shared entrance to the wood. Park here and continue on foot (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings.)
- 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 blue 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 unmarked outside edge to the private track.
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.
- A right of way is reserved over the route ABC 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 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. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.