Fawkes Wood. A Scots pine, oak and beech woodland, near Barnburgh, South Yorkshire. 3.09 acres for £34,000 (freehold) [#F1776]
A diverse woodland offering plenty of scope for amenity and small-scale timber management.
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 475 043
Fawkes Wood is a lovely woodland with mixed features. A third of the woodland is the remnants of a Scots pine plantation, another third is mid rotation oak and the remaining is a coupe of beech trees, some of which are of considerable age. In the areas of oak and pine, there is also the occasional ash and sycamore tree. An understorey of hazel, holly, ash, the odd willow too are waiting for their time and a break in the canopy to shoot up and take their place amongst the tall trees.
Found on the edge of a wider woodland called Bella and Loscoe which is predominately an oak woodland, access is initially along a semi stoned but hard farm track that leads from the roadside entrance to the woodland edge. Once inside the woodland boundary you will find a hard stone track that should be suitable for most vehicles.
The undergrowth in the Scots pine and oak areas is mostly dominated by bramble bushes but there are patches of bluebells, wild grasses and the occasional wildflower like red campion, wild garlic or wood anemones. The thick overhead canopy of the beech trees with its leaves that take a long time to break down has resulted in barely any plants growing here. The woodland is known to have a diverse wildlife, a wide range of songbirds, buzzards, rabbits, foxes, badgers and potentially deer.
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. Fawkes Wood is situated towards the lower part of the surrounding woodland; a stream runs on the outside of the western boundary. The woodland is mostly flat and there are a few areas that would be ideal to pitch a tent and build a small fire for some quiet camping.
Fawkes Wood has a little bit of everything for an aspiring woodsman interested in managing and preserving native broadleaf woodland.
If It Were Mine
I would carry out a bit of small-scale felling in the beech area as this could do with some attention and allowing light to the woodland floor it will be interesting to see what ground flora may appear. The oak and pine areas need no significant felling but one or two could be extracted to open up the canopy.
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, until you reach a crossroads (point C).
- Take the left hand fork leading downhill and continue until you reach the end of the stone track (you will pass a blue and green painted post to the left of the track shortly before reaching the end, (point D). This is the start of the woodland.
- The northern boundary is indicated by green paint on trees and posts.
- The western edge of the woodland is the edge of the mature woodland which is in part indicated by the stream and earth bank and by an old and dilapidated stone wall.
- The eastern boundary is in part indicated by blue paint on trees and posts and in part follows the line of the central power line.
- The southern boundary is indicated white paint on trees and posts (this is a very short boundary between the power line and the western boundary).
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.