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Carletonmoor Wood, 12.26 acres of mixed broadleaves near Egremont, Cumbria for £120,000 (freehold) [#F1898]


A beautiful mature mixed broadleaf woodland with a stream, not far from the coast and the Lake District.




12.26 acres




£120,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

CA22 2PQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Entrance: ///backhand.proofs.paramedic

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 89

  • Entrance: NY 029 097
  • Centre of wood: NY 030 098


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Carletonmoor Wood is a beautiful deciduous woodland just outside the Lake District National Park; indeed it is only a 15 minute drive east to Ennerdale and a bit further to Wasdale and Eskdale.  A short drive west takes you to St Bee’s Head on the coast and its RSPB nature reserve.

This woodland benefits from a small stream running through, the Ragga Brook, that eventually leads down to Kirk Beck within the Haile Great Wood SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) to the east. A small, informal footbridge spans the beck towards the eastern half of the woodland, but mostly the stream can be crossed easily enough without.

The woodland has a lovely mix of tree species, yet there does seem to be a predominance of mature oak, ash and beech. Dotted throughout are Scots pine, sycamore, cherry, hazel, hawthorn and holly and concentrated to the north of the beck is a patch of alder in this slightly wetter area of the woodland. There is also a significant amount of sycamore and hazel regeneration throughout.  At various times of the year you will find bluebells, fragrant honeysuckle, wood sorrell, ferns and bugle. 

Access is taken directly off the main road on the southern edge, but is on foot only. There are also the remains of an old gateway on the eastern edge with a set of narrow stone hanging posts that could be reused and a gate reinstated. There are no internal tracks beyond a few foot and animal paths that randomly cross the woodland.

There was plenty of birdsong to accompany our visit to the woodland and the occasional bleat from neighbouring sheep. There was not much in the way of evidence of heavy deer activity but a few nibbled plants were found. There was the tell-tale smell of foxes and a black tipped hare was disturbed along the northern edge of the woodland so there is plenty of wildlife in the vicinity.

If It Were Mine

I would formalise the boundaries a little more by either fencing the gaps in the hedge, or better still, create a live hedge by laying the hazel and other trees growing along the boundary and only fence the areas where there are no trees to hand. I would also investigate installing a gate either at the historic location or create a new one. Thereafter I would fell some trees in the thickest part of the woodland to allow some natural tree regeneration and encourage wildflowers and other woodland plants to grow.

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

  • From Egremont make your way to the A595 main road, drive south until you reach the last roundabout south of Egremont.
  • Take the eastern road off the roundabout, direction Wilton/Haile.
  • Drive down this road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a woodland on the right and then another shortly thereafter on the left.
  • You will see our Woods4Sale sign on a tree on the left hand side, with a second larger white sign above it (point A on the plan).
  • Park near these signs, the woodland is directly behind the signs.


  • The western boundary is the raised low earth bank.
  • The southern boundary is the edge of the woodland which is sometimes indicated by a raised low earth bank.
  • The eastern woodland is the edge of the woodland adjacent to the public highway.
  • The northern boundary is the edge of the woodland with fenceline beyond.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are excluded from the sale.

Rights Of Way

There are no public rights of way within the woodland.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

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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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.

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