Liberator Wood £25,000 Freehold
- Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk
- about ¾ of an acre
- East Anglia
Main entrance off Newman Road.
Classical mixed woodland
South western view
A good understorey.
WWII ruins crossing the eastern boundary
WWII footpath to the officers mess
North eastern corner of the wood
The wood floor has a varied mix of plants and shrubs.
It is very unusal for us to be able to bring a small stand alone woodland to market. Liberator Wood is a mature mixed woodland with an interesting past as it once formed part of an airbase. The woodland has been well managed. Last thinned for timber 1960`s when it was restocked with the current crop. These trees are now well grown, coupled with natural regeneration the woodland has matured and has a wonderful natural feel to it.
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.
Corsican Pine, larch, Scots Pine, Sweet chestnut, Oak and Western Red Cedar make up the older trees, these are surrounded by younger naturally regenerating birch, ash and sycamore.
The woodland is home to many species. Browsing deer roam freely along with foxes and badgers who are much at home in this environment. It is also the domain of one of our most contentious small mammals. The squirrel which is both loved and loathed for its cute cartoon image as a cuddly woodland creature but also its fiery independence and seemingly careless attitude towards its own environment that often leads to damage to young trees. Look out for dreys high in the branches where they take refuge in summer and winter to rear their young.
The move towards greater bio diversity in the countryside is well recognised and here even in such a small area of woodland to some degree it already exists. The foraging trails across the woodland floor are testament to the level of animal activity and the tree variety encourages a range of birds and insects in the self sustaining ecosystem that results. A stoned path runs along the eastern boundary which led to an old officers' Mess Hall for the airbase.
Access, tracks and footpaths
The entrance from the road is via a locked gate from Newman Road. A key will be provided for vehicular access.
A path runs along the eastern boundary which provides additional access points.
It is very rare for us to be able to offer such a compact area of woodland, this offers anyone looking to dip their toes into family forestry the perfect opportunity. Camping, wood craft, timber management and wildlife watching are just some examples of the activities this woodland offers.
Local area and history
The woodland is named in honour of the Liberator B24 bombers who were based here. Rackheath was the location of a second world war USAF base, the most easterly and therefore the nearest to Germany of all British wartime airfields. Near the village sign on Salhouse Road, next to the gate of Holy Trinity Church is a memorial plaque to the 467th Bombardment Group which consisted of four squadrons who flew B-24 Liberators from the base in support of the Allied advance across Europe. Part of the former airfield is now the woodland. Along the eastern boundary a cement foundation crosses into the woodland this was once part of the accommodation buildings for the Squadron reported to be the Officers' Mess Hall.
The boundaries are indicated by red paint markings on trees and boundary stakes. The southern boundary is a line of stakes. The western and northern boundaries are the wood edge and are marked with a new fence and the eastern boundary is a line of concrete posts.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 13
- Grid ref: TG 279 127
- Nearest post code: NR13 6PW
- GPS coordinates: 52.6643, 1.36888
Traveling South along the A1270, exit at the Salhouse roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Salhouse Road.
Traveling North along the A1270, exit at the Salhouse roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Salhouse Road.
At the mini roundabout turn left into Green lane west.
Take the 2nd left onto Newman Road. Just before you reach the new bridge over the A1270 there are a double set of galvanised gates with a woodlands for sale on your left.
This is the entrance to the wood.
Please note the buyer will be provided with the key to the gate for full vehicular access.
- Nearest postcode NR123 6PN is shown by the red dot on plan 3.
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.