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Millward Wood, Worcestershire - Nearly 4 acres, £52,000

Millward Wood
Millward Wood
Worcestershire

A charming woodland haven and wildlife pond set deep within the rolling farmland of rural Worcestershire.

Millward Wood is a level mixed woodland of varying terrain. At the entrance a grassy woodland track runs along the thick hedge boundary. This open area provides a perfect environment for wildflowers and grasses at the woodland fringe. Amongst these are the common spotted orchid and the purple flower of the hedge woundwort- that is such an irresistible draw for bees and is thought to have been used in traditional medicine due to its healing properties.

Further exploration leads under the shelter of the woodland canopy, where the feel and appearance of the woodland changes dramatically. Of particular interest is the attractive feature of a small woodland pond that is a tremendous draw for wildlife in the area. Thought to have been formed by German bombers in the second world war shedding their payload during raids on the Austin factory in nearby Longbridge; the legacy of this period is a far cry from those troubled times.

The pond at Millward Wood is now a place where life in many forms can thrive. The balmy summer's evening air is alive with the chorus of croaking toads, feasting on the waterborne insects at the crucial beginning of the woodland food chain. A variety of mosses and algae flourish in the watery shadow of large oak and sycamore that line the fringes.

Millward Wood takes its name from the company Millward and Sons in nearby Redditch that since the 1770s was one of the world's largest manufacturers of needles and fish hooks.

A short stroll from the wood the Worcester and Birmingham Canal winds its way through the rural landscape as it has since 1815 when it was constructed to facilitate the journey from the numerous workshops of Birmingham to The river Severn at Worcester and the developing world beyond. A short stroll along the canal side will bring you to Tardebridge locks, the longest in the country with just over thirty locks in the space of two miles.

Adjacent to Millward Wood is the delightful open farm land of Worcestershire. Deer roam freely here in the early morning before retreating to take cover in the sanctuary of the woodland and its many thickets, far from prying eyes.

Nearby Redditch and Bromsgrove are on hand to provide a range of services for woodland camping trips and any last minute forestry tools.

These particulars and plans 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: £52,000 Freehold
  • Location: Alvechurch, Nr Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Size: Nearly 4 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 139
  • Grid ref: SP 014 701
  • Nearest post code: B97 6RB

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by blue markings on trees running along the access track to the north, the hedge to the west and by posts running through the wood to the east and south.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Millward Wood is a level mixed woodland of varying terrain. At the entrance a grassy woodland track runs along the thick hedge boundary. This open area provides a perfect environment for wildflowers and grasses at the woodland fringe. Amongst these are the common spotted orchid and the purple flower of the hedge woundwort- that is such an irresistible draw for bees and is thought to have been used in traditional medicine due to its healing properties.

Further exploration leads under the shelter of the woodland canopy, where the feel and appearance of the woodland changes dramatically. Of particular interest is the attractive feature of a small woodland pond that is a tremendous draw for wildlife in the area. Thought to have been formed by German bombers in the second world war shedding their payload during raids on the Austin factory in nearby Longbridge; the legacy of this period is a far cry from those troubled times.

The pond at Millward Wood is now a place where life in many forms can thrive. The balmy summer's evening air is alive with the chorus of croaking toads, feasting on the waterborne insects at the crucial beginning of the woodland food chain. A variety of mosses and algae flourish in the watery shadow of large oak and sycamore that line the fringes.

Millward Wood takes its name from the company Millward and Sons in nearby Redditch that since the 1770s was one of the world's largest manufacturers of needles and fish hooks.

A short stroll from the wood the Worcester and Birmingham Canal winds its way through the rural landscape as it has since 1815 when it was constructed to facilitate the journey from the numerous workshops of Birmingham to The river Severn at Worcester and the developing world beyond. A short stroll along the canal side will bring you to Tardebridge locks, the longest in the country with just over thirty locks in the space of two miles.

Adjacent to Millward Wood is the delightful open farm land of Worcestershire. Deer roam freely here in the early morning before retreating to take cover in the sanctuary of the woodland and its many thickets, far from prying eyes.

Nearby Redditch and Bromsgrove are on hand to provide a range of services for woodland camping trips and any last minute forestry tools.

These particulars and plans were prepared by local manager Daniel Sharp.

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 139
Grid ref: SP 014 701
Nearest post code: B97 6RB

Maps

Directions

From the M5 exit at Junction 5 and follow signs to Bromsgrove and Birmingham A38 for about 4 miles and 5 roundabouts. At traffic lights turn right onto Stoke Road. Continue forward onto Finstall Road - then at the T-junction turn right onto Alcester Road - B4184 and left onto Tutnall Lane. Follow the lane for half a mile or so until it forks to the right crossing over Hewell Lane to become Brockhill Lane. After another mile and a half pass The Hereford and Worcester Shooting Ground and take the unmade track on your left after a further 300 metres. Proceed to the end of this track until you pass through two sets of gates, where you will see a 'Woodlands for sale' sign. You can park here in the enclosure before the locked third gate. (You will need to allow about 10 minutes to reach Millward Wood from here on foot) The purchaser will be provided with a key for vehicular access. Continue along the forest track on foot for 600 metres ignoring the left turns until the track bears round to the left. Continue straight on for a further 400 metres and then for a further 100 metres after the s- bend in the track (ignoring the left hand turn) and the entrance to Millward Wood can be found on your left.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code B97 6RB is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are indicated by blue markings on trees running along the access track to the north, the hedge to the west and by posts running through the wood to the east and south.

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