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Higgler Wood - SOLD, Dorset - About 2 acres, £32,000

Higgler Wood - SOLD
Higgler Wood - SOLD
Dorset

Higgler Wood perfectly captures the essence of a classic English broadleaf woodland and all the vibrancy and variety that lives within it.

A woodland track through the surrounding forest provides good access to the entrance to Higgler Wood, where a classic mix of mature oak, birch and ash shelters hazel coppice and an enormous variety of woodland flora. At the northern fringe a small area of towering conifer provides further diversity.

Around the hours of dawn or dusk if you are quiet and remain in the shadows you can hear the strange cackle and creaking sound of the secretive sika deer that inhabit this forest as they move through the thick cover and across the woodland rides. These majestic animals only inhabit woodlands with low disturbance and it is therefore a good sign that they can be found here.

At one time in its distant past this woodland would have been part of the Royal Forest of Blackmore, dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Ancient woodlands such as these provide an awe-inspiring sense of history for the visitor. Today the wood we see is much more recent, being mainly oak, hazel and ash. There are still signs of an ancient past in the smaller ground flora indicator species such as dogs mercury and wood sorrel along with interesting fungi species to satisfy the budding mycologist.

The springtime display of bluebells is a truly stunning visual treat and the heady scent of wild garlic further stimulates the senses.

Cerne Abbas village and "the giant" are only a few miles south where the village store can provide supplies and refreshments for the woodland camper. This picturesque village was voted 'most desirable village' by Savills estate agent in 2008. Nearby is the exciting figure of the Cerne Giant carved into the chalk hillside. This well endowed specimen, now owned by The National Trust, is of uncertain origin although thought by many to be an Iron Age fertility symbol. A little further South is the dramatic Jurassic coast of Dorset, now a designated World Heritage site.

These details were prepared by local manager, Daniel Sharp.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Details

  • Price: £32,000 Freehold
  • Location: Middlemarsh, Sherborne, Dorset
  • Size: About 2 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 194
  • Grid ref: ST 669 067
  • Nearest post code: DT9 5QP

Boundaries:

Blue coloured indicative boundary markings are on posts and trees running along the northern and south western boundaries to neighbouring woodland. An old bank along the road indicates the south eastern boundary and to the east the woodland borders private garden land. The woodland access track defines the boundary to the west.

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Local manager

daniel Daniel Sharp
07780 900192
daniel@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

A woodland track through the surrounding forest provides good access to the entrance to Higgler Wood, where a classic mix of mature oak, birch and ash shelters hazel coppice and an enormous variety of woodland flora. At the northern fringe a small area of towering conifer provides further diversity.

Around the hours of dawn or dusk if you are quiet and remain in the shadows you can hear the strange cackle and creaking sound of the secretive sika deer that inhabit this forest as they move through the thick cover and across the woodland rides. These majestic animals only inhabit woodlands with low disturbance and it is therefore a good sign that they can be found here.

At one time in its distant past this woodland would have been part of the Royal Forest of Blackmore, dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Ancient woodlands such as these provide an awe-inspiring sense of history for the visitor. Today the wood we see is much more recent, being mainly oak, hazel and ash. There are still signs of an ancient past in the smaller ground flora indicator species such as dogs mercury and wood sorrel along with interesting fungi species to satisfy the budding mycologist.

The springtime display of bluebells is a truly stunning visual treat and the heady scent of wild garlic further stimulates the senses.

Cerne Abbas village and "the giant" are only a few miles south where the village store can provide supplies and refreshments for the woodland camper. This picturesque village was voted 'most desirable village' by Savills estate agent in 2008. Nearby is the exciting figure of the Cerne Giant carved into the chalk hillside. This well endowed specimen, now owned by The National Trust, is of uncertain origin although thought by many to be an Iron Age fertility symbol. A little further South is the dramatic Jurassic coast of Dorset, now a designated World Heritage site.

These details were prepared by local manager, Daniel Sharp.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 194
Grid ref: ST 669 067
Nearest post code: DT9 5QP

Maps

Directions

From Sherborne take the A352 south towards Dorchester. After about 5 miles you will pass through the hamlet of Middlemarsh and, after a double bend, you can park at the entrance to the woodland on your right. Upon entering the wood the entrance to Higgler Wood is on your right after 50 metres.

From Dorchester, take the A352 North towards Sherborne and the gates are on your left after the hamlet of Lyon's Gate

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode DT9 5QP is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map

Boundaries:

Blue coloured indicative boundary markings are on posts and trees running along the northern and south western boundaries to neighbouring woodland. An old bank along the road indicates the south eastern boundary and to the east the woodland borders private garden land. The woodland access track defines the boundary to the west.

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