Lunar Wood near New Alresford, Hampshire. 2.38 acres of mature broadleaf woodland in a rural area, 11 miles from Winchester. £36,000 (freehold) [#S1774]
Wonderful beech and oak woodland with far reaching views and recreational possibilities, 11 miles from junction 9 of the M3.
SO24 9SG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 185
- Roadside gate: SU 626 335
- Centre of wood: SU 624 327
Three and a half miles from the charming market town of New Alresford, Lunar Wood shapes part of a broader woodland area in serene rural Hampshire and is accessed along an unsurfaced track.
Situated amongst gently sloping chalky lime soils, its lofty canopy contains majestic beech, ash, cherry, field maple, birch and oak standards; a few of the oak stems are of excellent quality, as are a number of the beech. The shrub layer beneath comprises lush hazel coppice, holly and hawthorn. There is also a good amount of regenerating beech - a common trait of this species is its ability to establish well under a shaded canopy cover. A new guardian of the woodland could consider a stem or two of ash for fuel using the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. During warmer months the ground layer is awash with ground flora including bluebell, wood anemones and dog’s mercury.
A ride along southwestern boundary could certainly be cleared for an area to occasionally camp and star gaze on a clear night. Farmland views are enjoyed from the southeastern boundary, this might also make a nice spot to hang a hammock and look out.
Woodland mammals include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger and fox. Treecreeper, owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and many feathered songsters relish in the serenity discovered here.
If It Were Mine
I’d coppice a little of the hazel that occupies the ride along the southwestern boundary for an overnight location. Some bird boxes would be mounted on trees in a few select spots, as well as yielding some logs from time to time.
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 Winchester, travel east along the A31 towards Alton and Alresford.
- After 6 miles take the second exit off the roundabout towards Alton and Ropley along the A31, passing a solar farm on the left.
- After 3 miles take the second exit off the roundabout and continue along the A31 towards Alton through Ropley, passing a Shell garage and the Thai Lounge restaurant.
- Just before leaving Ropley, turn left at the crossroads (look out for a blue grit bin), signposted towards Bighton.
- Continue along Bighton Hill passing over the railway bridge with industrial units just after and passing Crowhurst Kennels.
- After 1 mile along the narrow lane, you will arrive at a steel gate with rail fencing either side and a Wood4Sale sign with an orange X above (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place neither obstructing the entrance nor through traffic.
- Walk through the gap in the fence at the side of the gate and continue up the track.
- After 110 metres where the track forks to the right (point B), continue straight ahead along the track and up the gentle slope.
- After 370 metres bear left and continue through the woodland.
- After 160 metres you will arrive at a locked wooden five bar gate (point C) with post and rail fencing either side and another Woods4Sale sign attached.
- Please climb over the gate and continue down through the woodland, keeping right at the junction shortly after.
- After 240 metres you will arrive at Lunar Wood on the right, indicated by green and white paint on a wooden post (D).
- The southeastern boundary is the dilapidated fence and occasional earth bund with farmland beyond.
- The southwestern boundary is the outside edge of the ride just beyond the power line, indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The northeast boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional trees and wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route ABCDE.
- A right of way is reserved over the route EF for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
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 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- 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.