Silver Wood, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 5.83 acres of maturing mixed woodland £55,000 (freehold) [#S1192]
A fine mixed woodland containing oak, birch and western hemlock situated in a quiet location. Within easy reach of both the M4 and M3.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 174
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SU 548 591
- Centre of wood: SU 557 594
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.
Part of a wider forested area, Silver Wood stands in a peaceful location on the edge of Wolverton village in rural Hampshire.
The woodland sits on a flat site with predominately loamy fertile soils that have established a strong compartment of tall birch with an attractive understory of maturing western hemlock, noticeable upon arrival at the western boundary. This area is easily accessed on foot by an open ride running northwest into the copse that could be an ideal camping location if strimmed.
To the east, an Ancient Woodland restoration programme was undertaken on a former conifer plantation and was subsequently replanted approximately 9 years ago with some now promising native oak. Natural succession of birch, Scots pine, western hemlock and the occasional holly are also showing strong establishment, adding good biodiversity to the wood. In addition, several fine beech trees run the length of the eastern boundary. This part of the woodland also comprises a public footpath running through it from the south boundary to the north.
A variety of wild fauna and flora are known to the area including deer (roe and fallow), hedgehog, woodpecker, buzzard, heather and blackberry.
Silver Wood offers a fantastic opportunity for an aspirational silviculturist to begin a methodical management programme to favour the establishing oak as a primary objective. It benefits from excellent access via a hard track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
I would be very keen to get stuck in and begin a management plan for this woodland. I would initially carry out some silvicultural duties clearing the competing birch in and around the establishing oak trees. I’d also be inclined to yield some of the more mature birch for some domestic fuel. A clearing amongst the western hemlock and tall birch would make a discreet camping spot too.
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 south east 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 passing a large green barn on the left 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 locked gate, indicated by an orange X on the gate post (point A on the plan below).
- Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and continue down the forest track for 470 metres until you get to a ‘T’ junction in the forest road (point B).
- Turn right following the orange arrow on the tree and continue for 380 metres until you come to a left turn in the track (point C).
- Turn left following the orange arrow on the tree and continue along the track for 250 metres and you will arrive at Silver Wood in front of you and to the right, indicated by the blue and green paint on a short wooden post and wooden sign just beyond (point D).
- The north boundary on the east side of the public footpath is indicated by a tall wire fence and fence posts with red painted tops. The north boundary on the west side of the public footpath is indicated by wooden posts and trees painted red.
- The east boundary is the wire fence.
- The west boundary is indicated by trees painted green.
- The south boundary is indicated by short wooden posts and trees painted blue.
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 maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There is a public footpath on the eastern side of the wood between FG.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- 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.