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SOLD: Lady Rosalind's Wood £45,000 Freehold

  • Brampton, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • nearly 3 acres
  • Cumbria

Description

Straddling a low ridge, Lady Rosalind's Wood forms part of the larger Rowbank Wood. Predominantly larch, the wood has a large selection of self-seeded native broadleaves too, scattered between the well-spaced conifers. A particularly large sweet chestnut is an impressive sight on the northwestern boundary. Dry underfoot due to the underlying sandy soil, the woodland floor is a carpet of moss and sorrel with seasonal bluebells; a good indication of the woods long-standing. Designated a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), a management plan is available for the wood as an option if required. Easily traversed by following one of the many animal trails which indicate regular use by the diminutive roe deer.

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.

Trees

Majestic larch rise above a broadleaf understorey of sycamore, elm, beech and sweet chestnut. Towards the northern boundary track is a small area of relatively young oak. Probably around 60 years old, their well-distributed seedings are a promise of things to come. Small species such as cherry, rowan and hawthorn are often entwined by fragrant honeysuckle.

Wildlife

Easily spotted holes in the moss are often the nests of stoats and weasels, with more energetic earthworks created by nocturnal badgers. Probably our most photogenic native mammal, the red squirrel, is resident within the wood. A local charity is actively taking measures to protect this endangered species and secure its future. The variety of habitats give plenty of cover for tits and finches; standing deadwood a ready larder for percussive woodpecker. Ground nesting woodcock lurk, well camouflaged against the fallen autumn leaves, with jays a key factor in the distribution of fallen acorns.

Features

A small timber stacking area is available to facilitate the use and potentially the management of the wood. For a more relaxed approach, a rustic bench is opportunity to sit quietly and absorb the surrounding wildlife activity.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Lady Rosalind's Wood has excellent transport links. By car from the A69 or by rail from the Newcastle to Carlisle line. Brampton station is literally at the main entrance with a short walk required to the wood. Within the wood, a former railway line is now the main access track with a good hard spur suitable for most vehicles. A short footpath leads from the timber stacking area to the woodland bench.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are owned and are included in the sale.

Activities

The large variety of trees and planting are in an ideal state for selective thinning of the mature conifers to be undertaken. This would allow the native deciduous trees to assert themselves and take over the space created. A very useful supply of domestic firewood could be sourced from this sympathetic process, as well as contributing to the management of the woodland to encourage and increase bio-diversity.

A small timber stacking area is present to assist in the management and conservation of the woodland as a whole.

Local area and history

The old Alston to Brampton railway line is now a footpath that runs through a cutting on the north-eastern boundary of the wood." The Dandy" also operated a horse-drawn passenger service from Brampton town to Brampton Junction in the late 1800's. Lady Rosalind, from nearby Naworth Castle was instrumental in persuading the reluctant railway owners to upgrade the line to a steam drawn service, as well as a campaigner promoting women's political rights and temperance.

Lady Rosalind's Wood is also within easy reach of the pleasant market town of Brampton with a wide variety of local services. In the wider area is the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with plenty of B+Bs locally, catering for visitors to the not too distant Hadrians Wall.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The boundaries of the wood are marked by turquoise, painted topped posts.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 86
  • Grid ref: NY 539 601
  • Nearest post code: CA8 1HW
  • GPS coordinates: 54.9335, -2.72025

Location map

Directions

Lady Rosalind's Wood is just off the A69 south of Brampton, about 20 mins from Carlisle and an hour from Newcastle.

Satnav: the postcode CA8 1HW is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are: N 54 : 55 : 58 W 2 : 42 : 11

Click Here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Staithes Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the main gate close to Brampton Station.

Our Directions:

  • Locate Brampton
  • And take the A689 east from the junction with the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road.
  • After a ¼ mile turn right signed for Brampton Station.
  • After another ¼ mile park at the end of the road close to the Station.
  • Pass through the wooden pedestrian gate which leads to the station platform and turn sharp right.
  • Walk parallel with the railway track for 200 metres and pass through the kissing gate.
  • Follow the footpath round to the right for 300m before taking the left fork opposite a small, fenced transformer.
  • Follow this track past an area of new planting on the right to the point where two paths cross.
  • Turn left along the track to find the entrance to Lady Rosalind's Wood,200m on the right-hand side.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A very pleasant mixed woodland with larch plantation, interspersed with a wide variety of native broadleaf, located near to the small market town of Brampton and within easy reach of Carlisle or Newcastle.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: [email protected]