Colwell Wood, Stiddlehill, Ridsdale, Northumberland. Scattered conifers at the heart of a larger gated woodland. 2.62 acres for £40,000 (freehold) [#A2100]
Sheltered maturing spruce with a good hard track access set amidst the Northumberland Moors.
NE48 2TB (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Main entrance (A): ///stylists.unzips.nags
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 80
- Main entrance (A): NY 921 852
- Centre of wood: NY 921 850
Colwell Wood lies towards the north end 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, while a twenty-minute drive south gets you to Corbridge. Newcastle is a forty-minute drive to the southeast.
The wood is populated almost exclusively with scattered maturing Norway spruce. These trees are the unharvested remnants of a former Christmas tree plantation. The removal of most of the crop some years ago has resulted in a mosaic of full-canopied elegant stems set amidst small open glades of coarse grasses.
The wood is served by a newly constructed substantial hard track capable of supporting timber extraction but also readily accessible to 2WD vehicles. This leads to a private parking spur enabling in-wood parking on the east side of the property.
The wider woodland provides shelter for a number of roe deer and you will often catch a glimpse of buzzards and kestrels above. Our spring visit was accompanied by a noisy chorus of woodland songsters including thrushes, robins, tits and finches.
Colwell Wood offers the chance of acquiring one of the last parcels in this popular and wonderfully wild location - ideal for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
SAFETY NOTE. The vicinity has been mined including parts of the adjacent woodland. While there are no reports of mines or entrances in Colwell Wood itself, the historic mining plans are not exhaustive. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
The open areas invite the planting of some native broadleaves to diversify the habitat while some local drainage work to channel surface flow could even allow the creation of a small pond.
A small deck or cleared area in the middle would be ideal for camping and summer evening BBQs.
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 do not provide keys for viewing) and walk straight up the track ahead of you for a little over 100 metres until you see a line of white-topped posts to your right (B on the plan).
- Colwell Wood is on your right after this point.
- The north boundary (BE) is indicated by a line of white-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is the northeast side of the hard track.
- The south boundary (CD) is indicated by a line of blue-topped posts.
- The southwest boundary (DE) 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 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 for all purposes over the route AB.
- A right of access is reserved to neighbouring woodlands over the route BC.
- 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.