Graces Copse, Stiddlehill, Ridsdale, Northumberland. Scattered conifers with commanding views. 1.91 acres for £32,500 (freehold) [#A2101]
Maturing spruce and pine with direct road frontage set amidst the Northumberland Moors.
Graces Copse lies at the northwest corner 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.
To the south the wood supports dense stands of maturing lodgepole pine. These progressively give way to more scattered groups of Norway spruce interspersed with a number of open glades of coarse grasses and rushes. Both tree species are the unharvested remnants of a former Christmas tree plantation.
Graces and the adjacent woodlands provide shelter for a number of roe deer and you will often catch a glimpse of buzzards and kestrels above. Our most recent visit was accompanied by a noisy chorus of woodland songsters including thrushes, robins, tits and finches.
Graces Copse is a compact woodland with its own private access directly off the public road and which benefits from a superb panoramic outlook.
SAFETY NOTE. Graces Copse and the adjacent woodland was mined in the past. A Coal Mining Report from 2021 indicates disused shafts near the northwest side of the wood. Using the map from this report the approximate locations are indicated on the sale plan. The shafts have not been located on the surface and no treatment details are available. Please take extra care when viewing.
If It Were Mine
I’d want to widen the current entrance by a couple of feet and lay a little stone just inside to enable in-wood parking. Levelling the ground in one of the glades would create a fine campsite while a few blown stems from winter storms would provide plenty of fuel for the campfire. Some remedial drainage work would benefit the wet upper south corner.
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 (X on the plan).
- Walk back west along the road. After about 150 metres you will see a break in the wall with an entrance stone to either side. This is the entrance to Graces Copse.
- The northwest boundary (AB) is the roadside stone wall.
- The northeast boundary (BC) is indicated by a line of red-topped posts.
- The southeast boundary (CD) is indicated by a line of blue-topped posts in a ride.
- The southwest boundary (AD) is the stone wall adjacent to the moor.
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
- Access is taken directly off the adjacent public road.
- 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)
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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.