Gilwern Wood, near Kington, Powys, just over the Herefordshire border. Mixed replanted woodland, 4.67 acres for £52,000 (freehold) [#M1225]
A thriving mixed broadleaf plantation and delightful river, with areas of open ground and rural access situated close to the English/Welsh border.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 148
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SO 225 572
- Centre of wood: SO225 566
Nearest postcode: LD8 2RR
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.
Gilwern Wood stands around 4 miles west of the town of Kington, Herefordshire, a rural settlement with good amenities including supermarkets, private shops and a petrol station. Residing in a quaint valley, this well-stocked young chestnut plantation is accessed along a rustic track that is rarely used.
Broadleaf species are dense in number having been replanted 25 years ago. There are sweet chestnut with smaller numbers of cherry, birch, a few oaks, hazel, rowan and a number of Douglas fir that have crept in from the previous rotation. On the south side of the wood there are some mature Douglas along the boundary with a few ash, sycamore and willow. Woodland flora includes bluebells, primrose and numerous ferns such as hard and marsh ferns.
This wood benefits from fertile soils, free-draining brown earths with an average 50cm of rainfall annually. The wood is positioned on two levels, the upper and the slopes are graced with pole stage trees while the lower area is more sparsely populated with trees where it meets the stunning, small river. Gilwern Brook is a fast flowing, rock bottomed river that divides the southern section of the wood.
There is a soft ride from the main track that once the vegetation has been cleared, will provide great access to a lovely discreet spot down by the river.
Gilwern Wood has great amenity appeal, set in an undisturbed location offering hours of fun for the kids and grownups alike. There is also potential to undertake some silviculture work to enhance the diversity and collect some firewood.
If It Were Mine
Between spending time relaxing by the river I would carefully thin out competing trees to favour chestnut and oak thereby giving those remaining the opportunity to gain in girth and height. I would also formative prune the best trees.
I would open the ride which is now overgrown to the lower flat section where I would consider making a small clearing for overnight camping.
A lovely secluded wood from which to enjoy wildlife and recreational activities, in the longer-term I would consider management of the ash stand.
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
- Turn right on the A44 on the edge of the town and after 2½ miles bear left on the B4594.
- After 1¼ miles turn right signed Gwaeddel and Weythell and after a further 1¼ miles there are tubular steel gates left and right of the road.
- Follow the minor road for 1½ miles and note the position of Trewerne Farm on the left.
- About 400 yards past Trewarne Farm there are tubular steel gates left and right of the road (point A on the plan).
- Park your car without blocking access and continue on foot.
- Follow the rugged track on the left down the hill.
- The woodland starts on the left hand side just after the 90 degree bend on the road (point B) next to our Woods4Sale sign.
All the boundaries are agricultural fences except the boundary on the far side of the river which is marked with yellow paint on wooden stakes and boundary trees.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
A right of way is granted for this wood from the roadside all the way to the end of the woodland boundary (marked ABC on the plan).
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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
- 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.