Healey Wood, Stocksfield, Northumberland. Mixed broadleaves within a larger gated wood. 6.28 acres for £54,000 (freehold) [#A2045]
An attractive broadleaf wood with good access and stream frontage.
NE42 5PD (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 88
- Main entrance (A): NZ 082 611
- Healey Wood: NZ 088 605
Healey Wood is part of a substantial broadleaf woodland known as Hyons Wood, two miles southwest of Prudhoe. Hexham is about 10 miles to the northwest and Newcastle a similar distance to the east. Both are easily reached in half an hour via the A69.
The wood has a gentle northern aspect and lies towards the base of a wide shallow valley with its north boundary incorporating a length of the Stanley Burn – a tributary of the River Tyne. It also has extensive frontage to a seasonal stream on its southeast side. A former mining area, the last coal left here some 70 years ago, since which time nature has reclaimed the territory. Roe deer, badgers and foxes all live here, as do a range of woodland songsters in the canopy above. The mew of buzzards is often heard in the day and the hoot of owls at night.
Healey Wood has a healthy mix of broadleaves many of which are native species. Birch, oak, ash, willow, holly, alder and sycamore are all to be found along with the occasional beech and elm. An understorey of saplings and woody shrubs including hazel, hawthorn and elder lies atop a woodland floor of soft grasses, ferns, and a variety of woodland flowers.
The wood is served by a well-found hard track. The length on the south boundary belongs to Healey Wood.
Conservation and quiet recreation are in prospect for the new owner of this pretty wood.
Safety Note: Due to historic mining activity in the wider woodland there may be unknown entrances and fissures which are not visible on the surface. There is no definitive plan of mining activity. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
I would want to create a hard standing area on the south side of the wood for parking and perhaps link this with a path through to a locus for camping deeper in the wood. Fallen deadwood will provide plenty of fuel for my campfire.
Conservation projects would appeal. Initially a scattering of bird boxes would encourage nesting and I might also try an owl box (as there are plenty of tawnies in the wider wood).
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 west out of Prudhoe on the A695 for ½ mile to the village of Mickley Square.
- Turn left in the middle of the village onto Eastgate Bank.
- Continue south up the hill for 0.9 mile, passing through the hamlet of High Mickley.
- Turn left at the T junction just after the village.
- Drive east for 200 yards then turn first right into an area of hard standing, parking clear of the steel barrier (A on the plan).
- Walk south down the track beyond the steel barrier for 800 metres to the woodland gate (B).
- Enter the wider woodland via the personnel gate (B).
- Cross the hardstanding and after 100 metres fork left at C onto the main central track.
- Continue for about 130 metres until you see a line of red-topped posts to your left (D).
- Healey Wood is on your left after this point.
- The southwest boundary (DE) is a line of red-topped posts.
- The northwest boundary (EF) is the line of a derelict stock fence just short of the burn.
- The north boundary (FG) is the north bank of Stanley Burn.
- The southeast boundary (GH) is the line of a seasonal stream periodically indicated by blue-topped posts.
- The south boundary (DH) is the south side of the track.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included. Please click on the button below for more details.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over the route XABCD.
- A right of access is reserved to others over the route DH.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- The track on the south edge of the wood (DH) is a public bridleway.
There are no fencing liabilities.
The woodland lies within the former Tynedale Greenbelt.
Third Party Rights
- A right is reserved to Harworth Estates to enter with plant and machinery to carry out environmental tests and geological surveys.
- An overage (clawback) agreement exists whereby 50% of the increase in the value of the land attributable to securing certain types of planning permission is payable to Harworth Estates.
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.