Allery Copse, Birtley, near Wark, Northumberland. 1.34 acres of mixed broadleaves just outside the village for £25,000 (freehold) [#A1841]
Mixed riparian broadleaf woodland in a quiet location just south of the village of Birtley.
NE48 3HN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 87
- Roadside gate: NY 877 775
- Centre of wood: NY 877 775
Allery Copse lies either side of the Allery Burn on the east side of a larger conifer wood. It occupies gently sloping ground just south of the picturesque hamlet of Birtley amidst a wider landscape of rolling fields and woods. The A68 is 5 minutes to the east and the A69 at Hexham is 15 minutes to the south, giving easy access to this quiet location.
Allery Copse is a wood of two halves. Entering the wood to the west brings you into a glade of widely spaced mature oak stems, beneath which are occasional stools of hazel, some of which have been coppiced. Across the burn the damper conditions have encouraged a variety of riparian species including birch, willow and alder, along with a variety of shrubs and an open area of rushes, making a wonderful and diverse habitat for a range of songsters. A recently-planted beech hedge along the roadside is establishing well.
The wider woodland and the adjacent mixed habitat is rich in wildlife. Aside from the usual array of woodland birds and mammals it is also on the fringe of the Kielder red squirrel protection area.
Access is taken directly off the public road. A small amount of work at the entrance would enable a vehicle to pull into the wood itself. The west section boasts a clean woodland floor making for easy access on foot. The eastern section is currently more challenging with much being under thick scrub.
Conservation projects and quiet recreation are both in prospect for the new owner of this attractive and varied little woodland.
If It Were Mine
A tent and campfire beneath the oaks is certainly on the cards. Looking across the stream I’d be tempted to thin out some of the scrub, form a path and possibly diversify the species with a little enrichment planting. I’d want to erect some bird boxes and perhaps an owl box in one of the oaks. A small pond is also tempting and the roadside beech hedge will benefit from regular shaping as it develops.
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
- Allery Copse is just over a mile east of Wark, and ¼ mile south of the hamlet of Birtley.
- Leave Wark heading east across the bridge over the River North Tyne.
- Turn left at the T junction at the far end of the bridge, signed for Birtley.
- Follow this road for 1.2 miles.
- Allery Copse lies on your left side behind a wicker fence at the far end of a belt of conifers.
- Please park clear of all gateways and enter the wood via the wicker gate on foot.
- The northwest boundary (ADC) is a stock fence.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is the field edge stock fence.
- The south boundary (AB) is the roadside verge.
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
- Access is taken directly off the public highway.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
There are a number of historic restrictive covenants. In summary these:
- restrict use to forestry and ancillary purposes
- prevent the construction of buildings
- prevent the keeping of animals (except domestic pets)
- prohibit nuisance to neighbours
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)
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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.