Silvers Copse, Stocksfield, Northumberland. A private and affordable stand of broadleaves in a larger gated wood. 1.61 acres for £17,500 (freehold) [#A1686]
Dense stands of maturing birch on a level site with excellent access.
Silvers Copse lies at the northwest corner of a substantial broadleaf woodland known as Hyons Wood, two miles southwest of Prudhoe. Hexham is about 10 miles to the northwest and Newcastle a similar distance to the east. Both are easily reached in half an hour via the A69.
The wood occupies level and gently-sloping ground and faces onto an adjacent open area of hard-standing. Silvers and the surrounding woods were an active coal mine until the middle of the last century. The woods are now a green haven occupied by deer, badgers and a wide variety of birds.
Birch is very much the dominant species but within you will also find occasional young beech and willow with honeysuckle climbing up and scenting the air in season.
The wood is served via a well-found stone track that wraps round the east side leading to a private parking spur at the south end of the wood. There is a secondary (unsurfaced) access track within the sale area on the west side ensuring easy access to all parts of the wood.
This is one of those rare offerings – an established wood in Northumberland for under £20,000.
Safety Note: Due to historic mining activity in the wider woodland there may be unknown entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
The birches would benefit from thinning. Aside from opening up the interior, this would improve the form of the retained stems and also yield a good quantity of firewood.
Birdboxes and feeders would attract an array of woodland songsters.
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 west out of Prudhoe on the A695 for ½ mile to the village of Mickley Square.
- Turn left in the middle of the village onto Eastgate Bank.
- Continue south up the hill for 0.9 mile, passing through the hamlet of High Mickley.
- Turn left at the T junction just after the village.
- Drive east for 200 yards then turn first right into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan). Sorry we do not give out keys for viewings.
- Walk south down the track beyond the steel barrier for 800 metres to the woodland gate (B).
- Enter the woodland via the personnel gate (B) cross the hardstanding and then take the first hard track up to your right (C) heading south into a wooded area.
- Silvers Copse is on your right after this point.
Silvers is a fair distance from the public road. A bicycle may assist viewing access.
- The north boundary (CE) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The east boundary (CD) is the west side of the hard track indicated by red-topped posts which may be off set by a short distance.
- The west boundary (DE) is the west side of the unsurfaced track indicated by orange-topped posts.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. Please click on the button below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the routes XABCD.
- A right of access to others is reserved to others over the route DE.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in the wood.
There are no fencing liabilities.
The woodland lies within the former Tynedale Greenbelt.
Third Party Rights
- A right is reserved to Harworth Estates to enter with plant and machinery to carry out environmental tests and geological surveys.
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to Harworth Estates.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.