Harles Wood, Stiddlehill, Ridsdale, Northumberland. Maturing conifers within a larger gated woodland set amidst the Northumberland Moors. 1.15 acres for £24,000 (freehold) [#A2084]
A compact conifer wood with excellent access and a fine outlook.
NE48 2TB (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Main entrance (A): ///stylists.unzips.nags
Centre of wood: ///printout.slams.cares
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 80
- Main entrance (A): NY 921 852
- Centre of wood: NY 922 851
Harles Wood lies on the northeast edge of a larger 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. Both have good pubs. A twenty-minute drive south gets you to Corbridge. Newcastle is a forty-minute drive to the southeast.
The moorland edge of the wood is primarily a belt of lodgepole pine. Between this and the track are some well-spaced Norway spruce, many with a pleasant open-grown form. Both are the result of an unharvested Christmas tree crop and are now maturing nicely.
Access is excellent thanks to the recently constructed hard track which runs along the entire west boundary. This track is readily accessible to 2WD vehicles but is of substantial construction and well able to support timber extraction. There is a useful parking spur near the middle of the wood.
Harles Wood combines accessibility with a wonderfully wild feel. The moors are all around and with its generous parking spur it makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
SAFETY NOTE. The vicinity has been mined including parts of the adjacent woodland. While there are no reports of mines or entrances in Harles Wood itself, the historic mining plans are not exhaustive. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
The sheltered parking spur offers real scope as a base for recreation in a caravan or camper. I might thin some of the pine as a source of firewood while a bit of ground vegetation management among the more open spruce stems could create a sheltered camping site. I might also plant some fruiting trees and shrubs in the more open spaces to encourage the avian population.
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 (sorry we don't provide keys for viewing) and walk straight up the track ahead of you for about 100 metres until you see a line of blue posts off to your left (B).
- Harles Wood is on your left after this point, between the track and the moorland wall.
- The northwest boundary (BC) is marked by blue-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is the moorland stone wall.
- The southeast boundary (DE) is marked by red-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (BE) is the northeast side of the hard track.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are not included, but the 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 ABE.
- 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.
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.