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Lydway Wood, Devon - Nearly 6 ¾ acres, £55,000

Lydway Wood
Lydway Wood
Devon

A woodland of contrasting habitats. A rich and diverse range of trees and plants, including a fantastic spring display of bluebells and primroses.

The river Lyd flows just beyond the northern boundary of Lydway Wood, entering the Tamar just a short distance to the west. The Tamar forms the boundary between Devon and Cornwall. Rising at Lyd Head (Corn Ridge in NW Dartmoor), the Lyd has the deepest gorge in the South West of England. Lydford Gorge is a dramatic feature of the river at Lydford on the edge of the National Park; it is a 1.5-mile-long gorge. It was formed by the process of river capture, where the start of a nearby river eroded backwards until its origin intersected with the Lyd diverting its course into the second channel. Owned and maintained by the National Trust since 1947, the gorge features the 100-foot-high 'White Lady Waterfall' and a series of whirlpools known as the 'Devil's Cauldron'.

From the entrance gate to the woodlands, a well-made track leads to Lydway Wood and then continues all along the southern boundary of the woodland. A private parking / turning area, also stoned, is positioned a short way along the southern boundary. Within the woodland there are other tracks, some 'formal' ie man-made, others created by the regular passage of creatures (mainly deer) through the woods.

Surrounded by farmland and other areas of woodland, Lydway Wood contains two quite distinct and contrasting habitats; the top two-thirds of the woodland comprises almost entirely mixed broadleaved species such as oak, hornbeam, and beech, with hazel and holly below and a glorious ground cover of bluebells, primroses and wild garlic.

Crossing an old ditch and pathway which runs east - west across the woodland, you enter a very different habitat. Here, willow and rhododendron predominate. Also, with several small streams passing through this section before entering a ditch which runs just outside the northern boundary, the ground is wetter, more 'peaty' and consequently the plant species found here are quite different too. Woodcock can often be surprised - or give a surprise when disturbed - skulking beneath the denser areas of foliage and there are deer tracks (both roe and red) to be seen in the softer ground throughout this part of the wood.

Lydway Wood provides peace and tranquillity, tucked away amid scenic surroundings and yet within a short distance of the many amenities such as shops, restaurants and hotels in Lifton and nearby Launceston.

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Lifton, Devon
  • Size: Nearly 6 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 112
  • Grid ref: SX 387 840
  • Nearest post code: PL16 0DG

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on posts and trees.

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Local manager

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

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Description

The river Lyd flows just beyond the northern boundary of Lydway Wood, entering the Tamar just a short distance to the west. The Tamar forms the boundary between Devon and Cornwall. Rising at Lyd Head (Corn Ridge in NW Dartmoor), the Lyd has the deepest gorge in the South West of England. Lydford Gorge is a dramatic feature of the river at Lydford on the edge of the National Park; it is a 1.5-mile-long gorge. It was formed by the process of river capture, where the start of a nearby river eroded backwards until its origin intersected with the Lyd diverting its course into the second channel. Owned and maintained by the National Trust since 1947, the gorge features the 100-foot-high 'White Lady Waterfall' and a series of whirlpools known as the 'Devil's Cauldron'.

From the entrance gate to the woodlands, a well-made track leads to Lydway Wood and then continues all along the southern boundary of the woodland. A private parking / turning area, also stoned, is positioned a short way along the southern boundary. Within the woodland there are other tracks, some 'formal' ie man-made, others created by the regular passage of creatures (mainly deer) through the woods.

Surrounded by farmland and other areas of woodland, Lydway Wood contains two quite distinct and contrasting habitats; the top two-thirds of the woodland comprises almost entirely mixed broadleaved species such as oak, hornbeam, and beech, with hazel and holly below and a glorious ground cover of bluebells, primroses and wild garlic.

Crossing an old ditch and pathway which runs east - west across the woodland, you enter a very different habitat. Here, willow and rhododendron predominate. Also, with several small streams passing through this section before entering a ditch which runs just outside the northern boundary, the ground is wetter, more 'peaty' and consequently the plant species found here are quite different too. Woodcock can often be surprised - or give a surprise when disturbed - skulking beneath the denser areas of foliage and there are deer tracks (both roe and red) to be seen in the softer ground throughout this part of the wood.

Lydway Wood provides peace and tranquillity, tucked away amid scenic surroundings and yet within a short distance of the many amenities such as shops, restaurants and hotels in Lifton and nearby Launceston.

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

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 112
Grid ref: SX 387 840
Nearest post code: PL16 0DG

Maps

Directions

From A30:-

  • Leave the A30 at the exit for Lifton & Liftondown
  • Proceed into Lifton, passing Lifton Farm Shop, The Arundell Arms and the village store, all on your left
  • Shortly after the village store, you will see Lifton Hall Hotel, also on your left
  • Immediately after this, turn right onto Leat Road
  • After about 200 yards the road bends sharply to the left and over a stone bridge
  • Continue on up Leat Road for a further 200 yards, then take the first turning on the right, signposted Gatherley
  • Follow this road for approximately 1 mile. As the road goes uphill you will see a farm track going off to the left. Almost immediately after this you will find our entrance gate on your right
  • Park by the gate or on the opposite side of the road
  • Go over the gate and follow the track straight ahead for about 100 yards and Lydway Wood is to your right.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode PL16 0DG is for the point shown by the red dot on the two location maps.

Boundaries:

All boundaries are indicated with orange markings on posts and trees.

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