Flint Wood, Wolverton, near Newbury, Hampshire. 5.36 acres of lovely mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland, 50 miles west of London. £46,000 (freehold) [#S1451]
A superb mixed woodland comprising oak, birch and western hemlock in a peaceful 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 553 590
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.
Forming part of a wider forested area, Flint Wood stands in a quiet location on the edge of Wolverton village in rural Hampshire.
Situated on level loamy fertile soils, much of the woodland was part of an Ancient Woodland restoration programme, undertaken on a former conifer plantation and was subsequently replanted approximately 9 years ago with some now promising native oak. Natural succession of birch is showing strong establishment, whilst improving biodiversity.
An area towards the north encompasses older birch with occasional mature ash, western hemlock and Norway spruce, with a lush understorey of regenerating hemlock, sweet chestnut and beech; beech is a species known for its shade tolerance. In addition, the southern part of the woodland has a number of majestic poplar with hazel coppice below - the latter is often used for thumb sticks.
There is a number of secluded areas that would make good overnight spots with a small campfire. This is a great woodland for a new owner keen on bush craft with ample natural resources to hand.
A variety of wild fauna and flora can be found here including deer (roe and fallow), hedgehog, woodpecker, buzzard, heather, primrose, fern and blackberry.
Flint Wood offers a wonderful opportunity for an aspirational silviculturist to begin a methodical programme to favour the establishing oak as a primary objective. It benefits from good access via a hard track navigable with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
Some silvicultural duties would include removing the competing birch in and around the establishing oak trees. A few of the mature birch would make useful fuel for the hearth at home. A clearing amongst the western hemlock understorey and tall birch could make a discreet camping spot too.
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 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 until the tarmac runs out passing a large green barn on the left and then continue for 300 metres until you come into the woodland.
- Keep right when the track splits and park next to the locked steel gate, indicated by an orange X on the gate post (point A on the plan below). Please take care not to obstruct vehicle access.
- Climb the gate, (sorry we do not supply keys for viewings) and continue down the forest track for 225 metres and turn right (point B).
- Continue for 215 metres and you will arrive at the woodland (point C), indicated by red paint on a wooden post.
- The northwest boundary CD follows a path indicated by wooden posts, DE is indicated by a brash bund and occasional wooden posts on the outside edge of the path.
- The northeast boundary EF is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, FG is indicated by pink paint on occasional trees.
- The southeast boundary GH is the wooden pale fence.
- The southwest boundary HC is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts.
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 ABC on the plan.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.