Duddon Wood, Tranwell, Morpeth, Northumberland. 2.15 acres of mature broadleaves for £37,500 (freehold) [#A2015]
A private, attractive and accessible woodland of mixed broadleaves.
NE20 0AW (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 81
- Main entrance (A): NZ 166 820
- Centre of wood: NZ 169 824
Duddon Wood lies on the southeast side of a larger gated broadleaf woodland amidst the Northumberland countryside. The traditional market town of Morpeth with its wide range of facilities is three miles to the northeast. The A1 is ten minutes away giving easy access from north and south.
The woodland and access to it overlies part of the former Tranwell Airfield. Known as RAF Morpeth in WW2, it housed the No. 4 Air Gunnery School, with trainees flying to nearby Druridge Bay to practice live fire. Nature has convincingly reclaimed the area in the intervening years and apart from the taxiway which gives excellent access to the wood, little is now evident of its former use.
Duddon itself is a most elegant wood of tall slim silver birch stems punctuated with a few oak trees. We also noted a healthy number of regenerating oak seedlings along with a few young holly and hazel stems. The woodland floor is a mix of soft grasses, fern and mosses along with patches of blackberry and the occasional honeysuckle. Our visit also revealed an abundant display of seasonal fungi.
The wood is served by a newly constructed substantial stone track capable of supporting timber extraction, but also readily accessible to 2WD vehicles. This leads to a layby within the ownership of Duddon on the northwest side of the wood enabling in-wood parking.
The wider woodland supports a variety of raptors. On our visit we noted kestrels, buzzards, sparrowhawks and tawny owls, while the tree canopy supports a range of woodland songsters.
With excellent access and easy terrain, this bright and airy woodland should prove easy to manage while offering interest aplenty.
If It Were Mine
I’d seek out and tube oak seedlings to protect them from deer browsing. Over the coming years I’d then halo-thin around the emerging saplings to give them light and space to grow. I might also fell a couple of small coupes to further diversify the habitat by restocking with some fruit-bearing native species for the local avian population. They might also appreciate a few birdboxes!
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 Morpeth head southwest in the B6524.
- Pass under the A1 dual carriageway, then after 1.2 miles take the second turn to the left signed for Ponteland, Kirkley and Shilvington.
- After 0.7 mile you will see the main woodland entrance to your right (A on the plan) – a substantial metal gate and railings.
- Park clear of the gate and continue on foot (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Walk round the right side of the railings then follow the arc of the broad concrete track ahead of you for 300 metres until you see a stone track to your left (B).
- Walk up the stone track for about 130 metres until you see a track off to your left.
- Continue straight ahead for a further 150 metres until you see a line of red-topped posts to your right (C). Duddon Wood is on your right after this point.
- The northwest boundary (CD) is the southeast side of the track.
- The northeast boundary (DE) is indicated by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The southeast boundary (EF) is the verge of the public road.
- The southwest boundary (CF) is indicated by a line of red-topped posts.
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 is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCD.
- A 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.
An overage (clawback) agreement exists until 2047 whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to a previous owner.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.