SOLD: League Wood £75,000 Freehold
- Durley, Bishopstoke, Hampshire
- about 3 ¾ acres
- Central England
A small pond
In the shadow of the giants
Open fields adjacent
Clearings at the entrance
A classic woodland mix
Dormant woodland in winter
A track through the wood
Along the western boundary
League Wood is a long established, imposing woodland of mature beech and oak but also areas of younger self seeded tree species that have naturally regenerated this rich, undisturbed environment.
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.
Beech and oak trees are capable of reaching a great age and the shedding of branches from the oldest specimens supports an important ecosystem of insect life as it decays into the woodland floor. Here the insects flourish and support both the resident bird population and a community of small woodland mammals, which in turn play their important part in the food chain for larger predators.
The natural hollows and variations of the ground have enabled a small woodland pond to establish in an area of low ground. This attracts a good deal of activity as the creatures of the forest gather around this valuable resource. Nearby the ground shows evidence of the excavation of badgers. This indicates healthy levels of wildlife in this unspoilt environment. This includes occasional sightings of Reeves Pheasant that are a relatively unusual in the UK but exist in small numbers in secluded woodlands having first been imported to this country in the 1830s from their native Chinese home.
This peaceful location makes the ideal place to spend time camping overnight to enjoy the sights and sounds of the night time wood. When the evening light at the wood's western edge fades to darkness and the limitation of human vision gives the wildlife freedom of the forest, strategically positioned trail cameras along the well worn foraging routes of League Wood will capture a snapshot of ceaseless nocturnal activity.
Local area and history
League Wood has a long history dating from when nearby Winchester was a centre of ecclesiastical and political power for many centuries during the middle ages. A league was an Old English unit of measurement traditionally based on the distance a person or horse could walk in an hour. The entire surrounding area including Durley, was firmly under the control of the Bishops and much of the land in the area was bestowed as favours to local dignitaries. These days the woodland is a much valued enclave, where nature and wildlife can flourish yet still be within easy reach of nearby population centres of the south coast.
Indicative pink boundary markings on posts and trees run through the wood to the north and south. The access track tuns along the western boundary and there is an old bank and open fields to the east.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 185
- Grid ref: SU 517 174
- Nearest post code: SO32 2AB
- GPS coordinates: 50.9541, -1.26473
Leave the M27 at junction 7 and take the first exit from the roundabout into Charles Watts Way and then left at the next roundabout into Tolbar Way. Follow the road straight over a series of roundabouts through the retail park. Continue for a couple of miles, passing a car sales forecourt and Durley Primary School. The road then bears to the left and after a further 500 metres the turning into the woods is on your left where there is a locked gate.
Before viewing you can contact Daniel for the code for the access gate combination lock or park further along the road and walk along the track on foot.
Follow the woodland track straight on for approx 500 metres until taking a turning right. Continue along the track for 120 metres and you will see the pink coloured boundary markings and name sign for League Wood on your right.
Please refer to the plans to assist you with finding your way.
Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code SO32 2AB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.
Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.
Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.
These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.