Burr Copse, 1.20 acres of Ancient Woodland, with excellent access, on the outskirts of Banwell village, North Somerset for £18,000 (freehold) [#F1751]
Mixed species woodland, situated in the heart of the historic Banwell Woods, a few miles from the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare and the M5.
BS29 6PQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 182
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 407 588
Burr Copse is an interesting woodland with lots to offer despite its size. Consisting of a mixture of broadleaf and conifer species of a variety of ages, there is something for everyone here. Access is off the A368 around a mile east of the village of Banwell heading towards Sandford. The stone track that leads you to the woodland is accessible year-round in most types of vehicles.
The woodland sits on well-draining brown earth soils and there are pockets of flint popping up here and there. The woodland is on a gentle slope with a western aspect. The larch trees in Burr Copse are around 25 years old and are growing quite well. There are some mature oak and beech trees in the woodland, but most of the trees are ash, sycamore and hazel trees of a mixture of age and size.
Designated as Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, there are certainly indicator plant species that corroborate the history of the surrounding woodland. Springtime in the woods sees thousands of bluebells flower, turning the ground into a sea of blue, which changes to white when the wild garlic takes over and infuses the air with its distinctive aroma. Ivy, pockets of wild daffodils, old man’s beard, wood anemones and a variety of ferns and mosses are growing amongst the bluebells and wild garlic.
Access is off the road and through a set of double gates, along a hard stone track suitable for most vehicles. There is a small area just off the main track on the southern boundary that could be used to park a car or stack some timber.
If It Were Mine
The old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba) vine growing near the south east corner is starting to choke some of the trees and restrict light to the woodland floor, so I would begin by cutting these back. They make good tinder when dry so I would store some under cover to help start the campfire or hearth at home.
The rest of the woodland is in a reasonable condition so does not need any immediate management beyond controlling the clematis but I would begin planning to thin some of the larch and maybe some of the ash to allow the rest of the trees to continue growing.
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.
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 for approximately 500 metres until you see a set of blue painted posts on the left and right (one will also have yellow paint) with the beginnings of the open area in front of the ruin down to your right.
- The woodland is up and to your left (point B).
- The west boundary is the western edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on wooden posts and trees which may be off-set by a short distance.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The northeast boundary is the edge of the woodland with the agricultural field beyond indicated by the stock fence.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by pink paint on trees and posts.
- The south boundary is the northern edge of the track indicated by green paint on trees and posts which may be off-set 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 AB on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved over the route BC for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared 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 (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.