Round Wood, Nailsea, Somerset. 2.99 acres of beautiful Ancient Woodland with many recreational possibilities, 3.5 miles from junction 20 of the M5. £22,000 (freehold) [#S2166]
A delightful, interesting broadleaved woodland with ash, oak and holly in a peaceful rural location near to the village of Tickenham, yet just 10 miles west of Bristol.
Located a short distance east of Clevedon and south of Portishead in semi-rural northwest Somerset, Round Wood is essentially a standalone copse that abuts the southern boundary of a wider wooded area. Access is on foot only over a public byway, offering an undisturbed feel as a result.
Situated in part on gentle south facing slopes with some deep undulations to the north, the mature canopy is underpinned by loamy clay soil largely comprising ash, oak, birch and sycamore. Within the shrub layer you will discover holly, field maple, hawthorn and hazel coppice; the hazel coppice could serve as a useful bushcraft material. Come warmer times of the year, the ground layer is enhanced by Ancient Woodand indicators consisting of bluebell, wood anemone, herb Robert, dog’s mercury, primrose, and wild garlic (great for homemade pesto). Rare orchids have also been identified within this woodland. Ferns include hart’s tongue and bracken.
To the north of Round Wood is a historic limestone quarry that was used by the nearby Tyntesfield Estate to provide building stone. With fairly steep sides but with a level floor, it offers a lovely sense of privacy and would be a delightful spot to camp with a carefully managed fire. This would also double up nicely as a sheltered area to hone one’s bushcraft skills. A number of the boundaries benefit from countryside views and could be enjoyed whilst relaxing on a bench on a summer’s eve with a glass of something refreshing in hand.
A prosperous wildlife mammal population includes muntjac and roe deer, badger, hare, fox and wood mouse while feathered locals include, starling, owl, buzzard, song thrush, green woodpecker and many harmonious songbirds.
If It Were Mine
A few nights under canvas within the woodland is a tantalising prospect. I would consider felling one or two of the larger ash trees for a domestic supply of logs; ash with its lower moisture content burns adequately once cut, offering fuel sooner than other species that require seasoning before burning.
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 junction 20 of the M5, follow the signs for Clevedon and Nailsea.
- Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout towards Nailsea and Portishead, passing the access on the right for Aldi and Pets at Home just after, and continue along Northern Way.
- After 0.5 miles, turn right at the mini roundabout towards Nailsea keeping the stone wall on the left.
- Continue along Tickenham Road (B3130) passing under the M5 shortly after and then travel through the village of Tickenham.
- Soon after leaving the village of Tickenham, you will pass the entrance for Tickenham Golf Centre on the left, 150 metre beyond the road bears right, take the turning left on the bend onto Old Lane (point X on the plan below). Please park considerately, not obstructing any access points, gates or the lane.
- Continue on foot up the narrow lane for 230 metres and you will pass a farm entrance on the left with high iron gates and a black post box (point Y).
- Continue northeast along the narrow public byway passing the farm buildings on the left and then farmland either side, and a former limekiln (now dilapidated) further up the path.
- After 485 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right of the public byway (point A), indicated by our Woods4Sale sign ahead and some blue paint on trees.
- The northwestern boundary AB is the top of the earth bank indicated by blue paint on occasional tress, with the byway and fields beyond.
- The boundary BC is indicated by the earth bund with fenced fields beyond, CD is the earth bund indicated by orange paint on occasional trees with the stone agricultural pond, fence and fields beyond, DE is indicated by the earth bund with fence fields beyond.
- The southern and western boundaries EA are indicated by the top of the earth bank, with fence and fields beyond.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are excluded.
Rights Of Way
There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.