SOLD: Siskin Wood £79,000 Freehold
- Ryde, Isle of Wight
- almost 4 acres
- Central England
An oak at the edge of a clearing
The brook at the boundary
A view through the broadleaf section
Looking out from Siskin Wood
A fallen giant ready for the burner
Conifers in the evening light
Fungal blooms on a decomposing stump
Alfred's buns on a fallen log
A track beneath towering conifer
It is the variety of tree types and the ever changing pattern of the high canopy at Siskin Wood that offers such great variety of habitat. From the entrance an old logging track leads between ranks of mature conifer and connects a series of open clearings once dominated by some large oak specimens. Heading further into the wood the character changes entirely as the deep leaf litter and last throws of autumn gold cling to large oak, birch and hazel. This thick area of broadleaf woodland provides an important biodiversity within the wood that is so appealing for birdlife such as the siskin which can benefit from this mixed habitat and after which the wood is named.
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.
Wild deer were hunted to extinction on the island in the middle of the nineteenth century but since the nineteen seventies a small population has established itself having swum across the Solent. Muntjac are the most numerous but there are also regular sightings of roe, fallow, sika and red deer. The relatively small numbers have enabled a healthy biodiversity of plant life and naturally regenerated woodland that can often be jeopardised by browsing deer where there is an over population. In sustainable numbers deer species are an important contributor to overall biodiversity and support interdependent plants, birds and insects.
Rights and covenants
The conservation and enjoyment of woodland both now and for the benefit of future generations can be successfully achieved through the engagement of the private owner and enthusiast.
Individuals and families prepared to commit their own time and resources to enhancing the woodland environment find rich reward in their endeavours from spending time in nature with family and friends and the protection of these valuable natural spaces.
The legal undertaking or 'covenant' that woodland owners agree to when they take on ownership is an important tool ensuring the preservation of the woodland as a place of peaceful enjoyment for current and future owners.
The island is well regarded as a visitor destination for those who come to enjoy the unique environment of numerous sandy beaches and unspoilt countryside. Exploring is facilitated by a comprehensive network of walking trails, with approximately half the island designated as an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.
Local area and history
The climate and location of the island has drawn other cultures over the centuries who have left their mark. Notable amongst these is the extensive Roman presence now well preserved at the Brading Roman Villa and visitor centre near the wood.
Indicative red boundary markings on posts and trees run through the wood to the south and east. To the west and north an old bank runs along the boundary to open fields. A woodland stream also runs along part of the northern boundary.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 196
- Grid ref: SZ 599 902
- Nearest post code: PO33 1QL
- GPS coordinates: 50.7088, -1.15257
The Isle of Wight is easily accessed by ferry from Portsmouth (Fishbourne), Southampton (Cowes) and Lymington
(Yarmouth). Additional passenger only ferry services operate between Southampton and West Cowes and Portsmouth and Ryde. The nearest crossing point to the wood is Ryde. From here head south on the A3055 Brading / Sandown Road proceeding straight over the roundabout at Tesco supermarket as you leave the town. Continue for a further mile or so and then take the turning into Harding Shute on your right just after the 'Woodlands For Sale' board on the A3055. After a further 150 metres you will see the gate and signboard at the wood entrance. This gate is kept locked for security but you can contact Daniel 07780 900192 for the code for the combination padlock. Please make sure this gate is kept secured during and after your visit.
There is plenty of space inside the gate to park and then enjoy the walk from here up the track through the surrounding Woodland.
Follow the track straight ahead for 600 metres and as the track bears sharply round to the left continue for a further 80 metres and then turn sharply right. After a further 400 metres you will observe the red coloured markings and name sign for Siskin Wood on your left as indicated on the plans provided with these particulars.
The nearest postcode is PO33 1QL is shown on plan 3 with a 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.
From the thick cover of oak and hazel, glimpses of neighbouring open fields across a small stream at the boundary of Siskin Wood make this a delightful place to observe and enjoy the rich natural environment of the island.