Orgreave Wood, beautiful deciduous woodland, near Barnburgh, South Yorkshire. 1.36 acres for £19,500 (freehold) [#F1735]
Stunning mature beech and oak trees in a quiet location, surrounded by woodland and farmland, with great 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 478 044
Orgreave Wood is a charming beech and oak woodland found in a quiet location between Goldthorpe and Barnburgh in South Yorkshire.
This plantation has some very mature beech running along the eastern boundary adjacent to a pleasantly large and open agricultural field where the occasional cow or sheep can be seen grazing. Whilst some of these beech are definitely in excess of 150 years old, the oak in the middle of the woodland are more like 100 years old but are still very grand looking. Hazel and the odd Scots pine can also be found growing in Orgreave Wood, as well as the occasional hawthorn tree and holly.
Access is along a hard stone track that can be driven with a 2WD vehicle year-round by all but the most low slung vehicles. The track was recently upgraded using locally sourced limestone so is not expected to require any upkeep for years to come.
Bramble bushes dominate the undergrowth but there are pockets of wild grasses and wildflowers popping up throughout the woodland. Saplings of beech and oak are dotted throughout, waiting for a gap in the canopy so they can shoot up. The woodland is known to have a diverse wildlife, a wide range of songbirds, buzzards, rabbits, foxes, badgers and potentially deer.
Set on a mostly west facing slope, there are a few flat areas that could be used for camping or stacking of firewood. The soil type is a nice deep brown earth, perfectly suited to growing trees and is free draining meaning there are no wet areas in the woodland.
All in all, Orgreave is a marvellous looking woodland, with some beautiful mature trees in a lovely area, perfect for a bit of firewood collection or for some family camping or just to enjoy the nature.
If It Were Mine
The majority of the woodland is in a good state of management, meaning no significant work is needed to maintain the mature trees. The ground does lack a bit of light so I might look to open up a few areas by felling a small group of one or two of the larger trees or some of the younger ones to make a woodland glade. The bramble is a bit dominant throughout, so I would look to clear these glades to try and encourage a few other plant species flourish in these areas.
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 300 metres until you reach a set of white painted posts on the right side of the track, this is the start of the woodland (point C).
- The northeast boundary is indicated by yellow paint on trees and posts.
- The east boundary is the edge of the woodland with agricultural fence and field beyond.
- The southern boundary is indicated by white paint on trees and posts.
- The western boundary is the eastern edge of the stone track which is occasionally indicated by green paint on trees and posts which may be offset by a short distance.
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 XABCD.
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. 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.