Brood Wood, 1.79 acres of maturing oak woodland near to Knighton in Powys. £16,000 (freehold) [#F1635]
A charming oak woodland with great potential, lovely views and excellent access very near to the English/Welsh border town of Knighton.
LD7 1PG (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///duos.dressing.reckons
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 137
- Roadside gate: SO 264 718
- Centre of wood: SO 264 717
Brood Wood is a woodland of primarily oak trees, growing on a north-westerly aspect with the potential for some lovely views out to a valley side of agricultural fields. There are a few other tree species competing for space among the oak, such as sycamore and ash and a selection of smaller trees and some saplings that are growing up under the towering canopy. On the lower part of the slope there is good number of hazel trees growing from a coppice stool for which a rotation could easily be re-established. Further up the slope is a considerable number of sycamore saplings, making the woodland feel quite dense.
Owing to the sycamore and hazel trees growing under the older trees, the ground vegetation is not quite as thick as it could be, but on the edges of the woodland or where the canopy breaks enough to let some light in, wildflowers abound in the spring months. It is suspected that if some sycamore were removed to let more light reach the ground, the woodland floor would flourish with a variety of plants, such as woodrush, mountain geranium, cowslip, hard and soft ferns and likely more bluebells.
The woodland is a veritable haven for wildlife, and apart from the numerous rabbit and badger tracks, the highlight of our visit was spotting a buzzard nest with 2 fluffy chicks waiting for some food. Although buzzards are common in the UK, it is quite rare to find an active nest.
Towards the north east corner of the woodland just off the main track, is an old forestry track, a little overgrown that heads diagonally up the slope and ends somewhere in the middle. At the end is a nice little flat area, far enough from the tracks to feel quite secluded (especially with the surrounding young hazel and sycamore!) and would be quite perfect to pitch a tent and have a little campfire.
Access to Brood Wood is excellent along an upgraded track enabling entry to the lower and upper sides of the woodland and there is even a handy space to park a car in the southern tip.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly coppice the hazel, but perhaps leave a single strong stem to grow on and start a 20-year coppice with standard management regime (this would also provide some temporary open space to encourage the ground flora as well as supply some lovely firewood).
Some of the sycamore could do with being felled to prevent them from establishing further, although they are doing a good job of keeping the epicormic growth on the oak trees from establishing.
I might even go as far as felling an oak tree or two to build some nice campfire furniture (or for the garden at home!).
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 Knighton; leave the town on the A4113 heading towards Llandrindod Wells. After 0.6 miles keep straight on to A488 and after about 200 yards turn right.
- Follow the lane for 0.4 miles and turn left between two houses down Cwmgilla lane.
- After 0.3 miles the road will bear to the right, at which point you will see a metal gate with a sign on it on the left hand side (point A on the plan).
- Please park here without blocking access and continue on foot.
- Climb over the gate and walk along the track for about 55 metres to point B, this is the start of Brood Wood.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The southeast boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by white paint on trees and wooden posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and wooden posts.
- The northwest boundary is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
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 AB and CDE on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over points BC and EF for the benefit of the woodlands beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way inside the woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
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)
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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.