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Dowr Alen Wood, Cornwall - About 3 ¾ acres, £49,000

Dowr Alen Wood
Dowr Alen Wood
Cornwall

A picturesque broadleaved woodland with private stream frontage and shared access to the river Camel with fishing rights. All within walking distance of the famous Camel Trail cycle path nearby with links to the north coast of Cornwall.

Dowr Alen Wood is a haven for wildlife enjoyment with suitable habitat areas for numerous birds, amphibians, mamals and insects. The upper, northern part of the woodland is a place where both red and roe deer roam alongside the occasional fox or badger. Buzzards hunt in this upper area and can sometimes be seen gliding quietly through the trees.

The middle section of the woodland has a stand of hazel trees which have been 'coppiced' in the past. In the early autumn hazelnuts provide a vital food supply to small woodland mammals such as the Wood mouse.

The lower area at the south of this stunning woodland has impressive ground flora which includes wild mint, the enjoyment of walking through a wood whilst enveloped in the aroma of mint whilst listening to birdsong has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. There are also areas of wet woodland habitat which provides perfect conditions for frogs, here you will find butterflies such as the speckeld wood skip basking in the sun sunny glades.

Throughout Dowr Alen Wood is an excellent mix of tree species including sweet chestnut, hazel, ash, oak, alder and sycamore. Most of the trees were planted around 40 - 45 years ago and have established well providing the purchaser with a plentiful supply of timber for uses such as green woodworking and firewood.

Surrounding most of Dowr Alen Wood are historic tree lined hedge banks which were probably created as part of the Enclosure Act, a Parlimentry Act where landowners had to define the boundaries of their land.

Other interesting features are the old access points to the original field system still remain in place and are defined by the old granite posts. These posts would have been made by hand using wedges. These posts probably came from a local granite quarry such as those around St Breward. Granite stone from this area has been used in many famous structures from Tower Bridge to the Eddystone lighthouse in Cornwall. It is also the base for the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliment Square.

Dowr Alen Wood is accessed from a quiet country road near the village of Blisland. There is a stone track leading to the woodland and a parking and turning area for use by the purchaser to the south of the track.

Included with this woodland is an area of shared private riverbank with picnic area and fishing rights to the river Camel ( see plan 3 ) which is known for being a world class fishing river for species including salmon. Indeed the woodland name Dowr Alen Wood translates to 'shining' (Alen) and 'river' (Dowr) in Cornish.

To access the riverbank carefully walk out of the main woodland entrance gate and turn right. About 30 metres up the country road on the left is an old metal gate. Caution - as this gate is an old railway gate it opens towards the road so take care when opening the gate. Walk through this gate and you will then cross the Camel trail cycle path to another gate, this time a wooden one, just in front of you.

Walk through this gate and turn left and then right and you will be on a wide path that leads to the banks of the river Camel. The boudaries of this area are an old bank on your right (north) and a line of posts on your left (south). This area can be used for picnics and fishing, subject to any licenses required.

Dowr Alen Wood is a short walk to the famous Camel cycle trail, for those feeling energetic you can cycle all the way to Padstow on a safe cycle route - a fantastic day out to the north Cornish coast for the woodland owner.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Size: About 3 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 200
  • Grid ref: SX 090 722
  • Nearest post code: PL30 4QY

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with purple markings on fence posts or trees.

The northern, western and eastern boundaries follow an old tree lined hedge bank.

The southern boundary is mostly along the edge of the stream.

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229
stuart@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Dowr Alen Wood is a haven for wildlife enjoyment with suitable habitat areas for numerous birds, amphibians, mamals and insects. The upper, northern part of the woodland is a place where both red and roe deer roam alongside the occasional fox or badger. Buzzards hunt in this upper area and can sometimes be seen gliding quietly through the trees.

The middle section of the woodland has a stand of hazel trees which have been 'coppiced' in the past. In the early autumn hazelnuts provide a vital food supply to small woodland mammals such as the Wood mouse.

The lower area at the south of this stunning woodland has impressive ground flora which includes wild mint, the enjoyment of walking through a wood whilst enveloped in the aroma of mint whilst listening to birdsong has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. There are also areas of wet woodland habitat which provides perfect conditions for frogs, here you will find butterflies such as the speckeld wood skip basking in the sun sunny glades.

Throughout Dowr Alen Wood is an excellent mix of tree species including sweet chestnut, hazel, ash, oak, alder and sycamore. Most of the trees were planted around 40 - 45 years ago and have established well providing the purchaser with a plentiful supply of timber for uses such as green woodworking and firewood.

Surrounding most of Dowr Alen Wood are historic tree lined hedge banks which were probably created as part of the Enclosure Act, a Parlimentry Act where landowners had to define the boundaries of their land.

Other interesting features are the old access points to the original field system still remain in place and are defined by the old granite posts. These posts would have been made by hand using wedges. These posts probably came from a local granite quarry such as those around St Breward. Granite stone from this area has been used in many famous structures from Tower Bridge to the Eddystone lighthouse in Cornwall. It is also the base for the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliment Square.

Dowr Alen Wood is accessed from a quiet country road near the village of Blisland. There is a stone track leading to the woodland and a parking and turning area for use by the purchaser to the south of the track.

Included with this woodland is an area of shared private riverbank with picnic area and fishing rights to the river Camel ( see plan 3 ) which is known for being a world class fishing river for species including salmon. Indeed the woodland name Dowr Alen Wood translates to 'shining' (Alen) and 'river' (Dowr) in Cornish.

To access the riverbank carefully walk out of the main woodland entrance gate and turn right. About 30 metres up the country road on the left is an old metal gate. Caution - as this gate is an old railway gate it opens towards the road so take care when opening the gate. Walk through this gate and you will then cross the Camel trail cycle path to another gate, this time a wooden one, just in front of you.

Walk through this gate and turn left and then right and you will be on a wide path that leads to the banks of the river Camel. The boudaries of this area are an old bank on your right (north) and a line of posts on your left (south). This area can be used for picnics and fishing, subject to any licenses required.

Dowr Alen Wood is a short walk to the famous Camel cycle trail, for those feeling energetic you can cycle all the way to Padstow on a safe cycle route - a fantastic day out to the north Cornish coast for the woodland owner.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager, Stuart Brooking.

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.

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 200
Grid ref: SX 090 722
Nearest post code: PL30 4QY

Maps

Directions

- Firstly contact the local agent to arrange a viewing and receive the code for the padlock to allow access.

- Please note if you are coming from the A30 that when you are nearly at the woodland the satnav location will tell you to turn left down to Penrose Farm, ignore this turn and take the next left at the bottom of the hill towards Helland and Bodmin as described below.

- Follow the A30 west, passing the turn to Colliford Lake Reservoir (signposted to Mount, St Neot and Warleggan).

- Continue west along the A30 for another 4 miles leaving the A30 towards Preeze Cross, signposted to Blisland and Cardinham.

- Take the first turn on the right towards Blisland.

- After around half a mile turn right towards Blisland.

- At the crossroads, Whitecross, head straight over signposted to St Mabyn.

- Follow this road to the bottom of the hill and take the turn left, signposted to Helland and Bodmin. For reference there is a house called ‘Skyber Goth’ on this junction.

- Follow this road down the hill into the River Camel valley and you will see the main woodland gateway on your left with a ‘woodlands for sale’ sign on.

- Enter the code for the gate and head through the gateway onto the main entrance track.

- Please close the gate behind you and lock and scramble the code on the padlock.

- Head along the main track for about 100 metres until you come to 2 granite posts either side of the track - this is the start of Dowr Alen Wood. There is a parking and turning area here for the woodland indicated by a 'Dowr Alen Wood' name sign.

- Dowr Alen Wood is either side of the track.

- Heading east on the A30, leave the A30 at Preeze Cross, signposted to Blisland and Cardinham and follow the directions as above.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL30 4QY is for the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with purple markings on fence posts or trees.

The northern, western and eastern boundaries follow an old tree lined hedge bank.

The southern boundary is mostly along the edge of the stream.

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