Gold Wood, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 3.98 acres of mature larch and establishing young oak. £44,000 (freehold) [#S1129]
A grand mixed woodland containing mature larch, western hemlock and oak, in a peaceful location. Easily reached from both the M4 and M3, 50 miles from London.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 174
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 548 591
- Centre of wood: SU 557 595
Nearest postcode: RG26 5RU
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Gold Wood lies to the east of a wider forest in a quiet location on the fringes of Wolverton village in rural Hampshire. The woodland stands on fertile loamy soils that slope gently in a south-westerly direction. It principally comprises excellent examples of mature larch, that could either be selectively felled to suit a new owner’s requirements or retained for the long-term enrichment of the landscape.
Adding a pleasant contrast, a lush shrub layer of western hemlock occupies a number of areas beneath the tall larch. Towards the southern end, an Ancient Woodland restoration project was undertaken some 9 years ago and the area was subsequently replanted with some now promising native oak, as well as benefitting from natural regeneration of Scots pine. Additionally, the southwest corner of the wood holds a useful stock of well-established birch that could make a useful source of domestic wood fuel.
Gold Wood is rich with wild flora and fauna including hart's-tongue fern, heather, blackberry, woodpecker, buzzard and populations of deer (fallow and roe).
This manageable woodland presents an opportunity for a weekend woodsman to establish a sound management programme and benefits from good vehicular access via a hard-surfaced track, suitable for a 2WD car.
If It Were Mine
I would be eager to begin silvicultural duties by clearing the competing young birch from around the establishing oak. The open areas among the fine tall larch are perfect for wild camping experiences with friends & family. I would strim a few areas to facilitate this, then possibly source a little camp firewood from the birch nearby.
Please remember some felling 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 Newbury, head southeast on the A339.
- After you leave the residential area of Newbury drive for about 7½ miles.
- Turn left onto the minor road called Crabs Hill, signed for Wolverton Common and Axmansford.
- If you miss this turn, don’t take the next one which is signed for Wolverton. Turn around and go back to Crabs Hill.
- After 0.3 miles turn left into Church Lane (opposite the church).
- Drive down this lane until the tarmac runs out and then continue another ¼ mile until you come into the woodland.
- Keep right when the road splits and park next to the locked gate (point A on the plan below).
- Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and continue down the forest track for about 470 metres until you get to a ‘T’ junction in the forest road (point B).
- Turn right and continue for approx. 380 metres until you come to a left turn in the track (point C).
- Turn left and continue up this track for 360 metres until you arrive at a wooden Gold Wood sign on a tree on the right (point D).
- Gold Wood is on the right-hand side of the hard track.
- The northern boundary is mainly the edge of the forest with an earth bund, tress with yellow paint and a domestic garden beyond. A small section at the western end is the edge of a forest track indicated by wooden posts and trees painted yellow.
- The east boundary is indicated by the wire and panelled fence.
- The west boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted green.
- The south boundary is indicated by trees and wooden posts painted red.
The sporting rights are reserved to another party. But we believe they are rarely, if ever exercised.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all times and all purposes marked ABCDE on the plan.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all of the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath on the eastern and northern edges of the wood between FE. This footpath crosses a corner of the woodland, but in reality walkers are following the boundary fance.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- The full contact details (full name, address & phone number) and date of birth of the legal purchaser(s)
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.