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South Leadgate Wood, Leadgate, Northumberland. 9.32 acres of maturing hardwoods for £85,000 (freehold) [#A2092]


A well-planned mix of native broadleaved species with good access and commanding views over rolling farmland in a rural location.




9.32 acres




£85,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

NE17 7AT (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Access point (A): ///tagging.central.dislodge

Centre of wood: ///dealings.threading.midfield

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger map: Sheet 88

  • Access point: NZ 108 595
  • Centre of wood: NZ 107 596


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South Leadgate lies on level and gently sloping ground with a northerly aspect and commanding views over the rolling farmland of Northumberland. The attractive village of Hedley-on-the-Hill is about a mile to the west. Newcastle and the A1 are about ten miles to the east.

The previous crop of pine was felled in 2008 and the site was restocked in the following spring with a variety of native hardwoods. Species planted include birch, oak, ash, rowan, wych elm, aspen, willow and alder. Woody shrubs like hazel and hawthorn were also dotted across the site. The wood has established well and is now entering pole-stage with canopies lifting above clean stems.

Access is taken directly off the adjacent public road via a stoned track driveable at the start by 2WD. Further in the track has become somewhat overgrown and would benefit from some clearance along with additional stone further down the hill.

The local wildlife is already appreciating the shelter afforded by the emerging trees. Badgers and roe deer both track through the wood, and woodland birds are also increasingly apparent with attendant buzzards often seen overhead.

Maturing woodlands allow an owner to leave their mark by shaping future development. This sizeable example promises plenty of interest as it returns the landscape to native forest.

If It Were Mine

After upgrading the track access I’d want to extend this into the wood by means of a meandering path, perhaps leading to a secluded deck near the middle for quiet enjoyment. The maturing stems are now ready for respacing which would facilitate improved crown development. And there are still a few small protective tree guards which should be removed.

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 Newcastle, follow the A695 west from its junction with the A1.
  • After 6 miles turn onto the B6315 and head south to the village of Greenside.
  • Leaving Greenside, fork right (opposite the Londis store) onto Lead Road. The hamlet of Leadgate is reached after about 3 miles.
  • Drive a further 300 metres and the woodland entrance is on your right after a belt of pine trees.
  • Park clear of the gated entrance (A on plan). Looking down the track beyond, South Leadgate is on your left.


  • The west boundary (BC) is the field edge stock fence.
  • The north boundary (CD) is the south side of the track.
  • The east boundary (AD) is the east side of the hard track.
  • The south boundary (AB) is the roadside fence.

Sporting Rights

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

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are not included.

Rights Of Way

  • The property is accessed directly off the public road at point A.
  • A right of access is reserved to others over the route AD.
  • There are no public rights of way within the wood.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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)

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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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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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