Shipham Wood, 2.11 acres of mature broadleaf woodland near Banwell, North Somerset. £24,000 (freehold) [#F1343]
A beautiful woodland comprising ash and beech set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty accessed along an excellent hard track, not far from the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST405 588
Nearest postcode: BS29 6PQ
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.
A stunning wood located in the middle of a larger Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland near Banwell in Somerset, and further afield the town of Weston-Super-Mare. The wood has a northerly aspect with views out over the North Mendips Area of Natural Beauty.
Shipham Wood benefits from excellent 2WD access along a recently upgraded stoned track right up to the woodland edge, and a small stoned area has been created to allow parking.
The wood comprises primarily of ash, with a wide age range (perfect for setting up an active tree felling regime without cutting down large swathes of woodland). In addition there are some fine examples of beech, the occasional hazel, and holly trees.
The arrival of spring will see the woodland floor adorned with a beautiful display of bluebells. Once they come to an end, the wild garlic will take over, turning the sea of blue to a sea of white, an incredible sight to see, one of the many highlights of this wood.
The sights and sounds of roe deer, badgers, the occasional fox, rabbits and the odd hare, buzzards, woodpeckers and a number of different songbirds, as well nocturnal visits from the rare lesser horseshoe bat, make this a fascinating wildlife haven.
Shipham Wood provides countless opportunities for a new owner seeking to take time from a busy life to reconnect with the natural world, spending time with the family.
If It Were Mine
I would make use of the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence and fell some of the smaller ash that would be ideal for the stove at home as well as being good management practice.
There are a few areas ideal for camping and I would eagerly look forward to the sprouting of the wild garlic so I could cook up some lovely campfire food with ingredients foraged from the woods.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Banwell village, head east on the A368 towards Sandford.
- After approximately half a mile, you will see a layby on the right-hand side with a double wooden gate set back and Wood4Sale signs (point A on the plan below).
- Please park safely in front of one of the gates, ensuring there is clear vehicular access through the other for key holders (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate and turn immediately right, continue along the track until you reach a T junction (point B) with the ruins of a cottage set back to the right.
- Turn right and continue along this track for approximately 200 metres, you will then arrive at the start of the woodland on the right hand side, indicated by white paint on trees and posts (point D).
- The south boundary is indicated by green paint on wooden posts.
- The east boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The west boundary is indicated by orange paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The north boundary is indicated by pink paint on 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 ABCDE.
- There is a right of way granted for forestry purposes only over the route CFG.
- There is a right of way reserved over the route GH for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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:
- 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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.