Appleford Wood, near New Alresford, Hampshire. 2.29 acres of broadleaves and conifer with recreational possibilities, 11 miles from Winchester. £35,000 (freehold) [#S1796]
A beautiful broadleaf woodland of beech, oak, ash and hazel in a quiet rural location, 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 626 329
Part of a wider woodland area and accessed through a secure gate and along a track, Appleford Wood is located three and a half miles from the market town of New Alresford in rural Hampshire.
Situated amongst level loamy chalky soils, the mature canopy consists of majestic beech, oak, ash, cherry, birch, sycamore and field maple. Some of the beech and oak are of superb quality, giving a new custodian the opportunity to yield some timber for home craft projects, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. Within the shrub layer below you will find verdant hazel coppice, holly, occasional crab apple and hawthorn; the hazel coppice would make a very handy bushcraft material. During warmer months, the ground layer is festooned with colourful ground flora that includes bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and dog’s mercury.
Far reaching farmland views are enjoyed from the northern and eastern boundaries, anywhere here would make a wonderful camping spot. There are a number of open spaces between the stems that would make good locations for bushcraft. Historic shallow chalk pits towards the northwest boundary add a further dimension to the woodland topography.
Woodland mammals comprise muntjac, roe and fallow deer, hare, wood mouse, badger and fox. Treecreeper, owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and an array of acoustic songsters make up the flying populace in this tranquil area.
If It Were Mine
A bell tent near the northeast corner would be perfect for occasional camping, perhaps with a carefully managed campfire close by. A hammock or two between some trees would be the perfect way to immerse oneself in the natural surroundings of this wonderful spot. I would also enjoy gathering fuel for the home hearth.
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 you will arrive within Appleford Wood, to the left.
- The north and east boundaries in part follow an earth bund indicated by red paint on occasional trees and a short section of post and rail fence with further woodland beyond (CE) along with the edge of the woodland indicated by a dilapidated barbed wire fence with farmland beyond (EFG).
- The northwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees that may be offset by a short distance.
- The south boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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 ABC.
- A right of way is reserved over CD and EFG for the benefit of woodland to the south and 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.