High Wood, Stiddlehill, Ridsdale, Northumberland. Maturing conifers at the end of a private track set amidst the rolling hills of Northumberland. 6.3 acres for £58,000 (freehold) [#A1912]
Pine and spruce in a gated woodland with commanding moorland views.
NE48 2TB (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Main entrance (A): ///stylists.unzips.nags
Centre of wood: ///whisk.sparkle.clincher
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 80
- Main entrance (A): NY 921 852
- Centre of wood: NY 924 845
High Wood lies at the upper edge of a conifer woodland set amidst the sweeping landscape of the Northumberland Moors, a short distance outside the National Park boundary. The attractive villages of Ridsdale and West Woodburn are minutes away, while a twenty-minute drive south gets you to Corbridge. Newcastle is a forty-minute drive to the southeast.
High Wood lies on level and gently-sloping ground with a north-western aspect, sheltered by the craggy top of Stiddlehill just above it. This location affords the property some beautiful panoramic views across the Northumberland fells.
The majority of the wood is composed of lodgepole pine along with a fringe of Norway spruce. These and adjacent stands were originally planted for the Christmas tree market about 25 years ago, but many trees were unharvested resulting in the current maturing stems.
High Wood is served by a newly constructed substantial stone track capable of supporting timber extraction, but also readily accessible to 2WD vehicles. The track leads to a double spur within the sale area enabling in-wood parking.
With silvicultural and recreational credentials, High Wood offers the opportunity of acquiring a sizeable woodland in a dramatic location.
SAFETY NOTE. The vicinity has been mined including parts of the adjacent woodland. While there are no reports of mines or entrances in High Wood itself, the historic mining plans are not exhaustive. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
I’d clear the few blown stems (the result of Storm Arwen). I’d also apply for a thinning licence and tie this in with the creation of a meandering path through the wood. A sheltered open area at the north corner affords a site for a deck with fabulous views, and the parking spur would comfortably accommodate a camper for overnighting.
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 north from Corbridge on the A68 for about 14 miles to the small village of Ridsdale.
- At the far end of the village turn first right (east) onto the road signed for Kirkwhelpington and Knowesgate.
- After 0.7 mile, park at (but clear of) the metal entrance gate to a conspicuous conifer wood on your right (A on the plan).
- Climb the gate and walk straight up the track ahead of you for ½ mile to its end to enter High Wood at B (indicated by red topped posts to left and right).
- The northwest boundary (FBC) is indicated by red-topped posts.
- All other boundaries (CDEF) are defined by a stone wall between the wood and adjacent moorland.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included, but title to the mines and minerals is not registered.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route AB.
- 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 known fencing liabilities.
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.