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Bell Close Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Just over 4 acres , £45,000

Bell Close Wood - SOLD
Bell Close Wood - SOLD
North Yorkshire

Mature Scots pine woodland, with oak, birch, hazel, ferns and beautiful bluebells: a real wildlife haven.

Arriving at the ride-stop entrance to Bell Close Wood along the good stone track, the visitor will see that the wood is made up of mature Scots pine, with an inspiring diversity of other species too, including masses of bluebells on the woodland floor: the perfect mix for an amenity woodland.

Along the track side a large spreading oak tree, some straight grown larch and lots of young birch and willow, create natural screening giving great privacy to the majority of the wood. This sunny south facing edge is very popular with butterflies and birds such as the flitting long tailed tits, great tits and robins.

The wood is crossed by a number of established grassy rides and these are a valuable contrasting wildlife habitat that give long views and glimpses of passing wildlife. In some of these rides, old ruts hold water for much of the year, attracting the resident birds and bigger mammals such as roe deer and brown hares. A seasonal drain also crosses the wood east to west and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with hazel, birch, oak and the odd holly growing beneath. A bench is situated a short walk from the entrance, near to a holly bush and surrounded by a sea of bluebells, which are present in most of the wood. The ground is also covered with ferns, honeysuckle, and various grasses, while patches of blackberry provide cover and food for wildlife.

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring and is classified as a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS), which means that there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, with some enclosed fields to the north labelled ‘Bell Closes’, from which the wood now takes its name.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Just over 4 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 452 715
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Bell Close Wood are marked in pink paint. These are on post tops, except along the track where the marks are on trees.

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Local manager

liz Liz Watson
07985 548481 or 0113 2863701
liz@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Arriving at the ride-stop entrance to Bell Close Wood along the good stone track, the visitor will see that the wood is made up of mature Scots pine, with an inspiring diversity of other species too, including masses of bluebells on the woodland floor: the perfect mix for an amenity woodland.

Along the track side a large spreading oak tree, some straight grown larch and lots of young birch and willow, create natural screening giving great privacy to the majority of the wood. This sunny south facing edge is very popular with butterflies and birds such as the flitting long tailed tits, great tits and robins.

The wood is crossed by a number of established grassy rides and these are a valuable contrasting wildlife habitat that give long views and glimpses of passing wildlife. In some of these rides, old ruts hold water for much of the year, attracting the resident birds and bigger mammals such as roe deer and brown hares. A seasonal drain also crosses the wood east to west and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with hazel, birch, oak and the odd holly growing beneath. A bench is situated a short walk from the entrance, near to a holly bush and surrounded by a sea of bluebells, which are present in most of the wood. The ground is also covered with ferns, honeysuckle, and various grasses, while patches of blackberry provide cover and food for wildlife.

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring and is classified as a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS), which means that there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, with some enclosed fields to the north labelled ‘Bell Closes’, from which the wood now takes its name.

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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 452 715
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Maps

Directions

Bell Close Wood is just 20 miles from York, 15 miles from Ripon, 26 miles from Harrogate and 6 miles from Boroughbridge.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode (wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode YO61 2SE is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map and coordinates are: N54:07:54 and W1:17:58

Or use our directions:

From the A1

  • Exit the A1 at junction 48 and follow signs Ripon and Dishforth on to the A 6055
  • At the next roundabout take the third exit on to Roecliffe Lane.
  • Follow this road until you give way at a T junction and then turn left.
  • Continue over the river and at the canal bridge roundabout take the second exit.
  • Take the first right turn to Milby.
  • Continue on this road until required to give way at a T junction and then turn right over Thornton bridge.
  • Continue along this road into Brafferton and at the give way T junction turn left.
  • Follow West Moor Road for about 1 mile until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on the left.

From York via the A19:-

  • Just after the Easingwold roundabout take the left turn signed for Raskelf / Tholthorpe / Helperby
  • Follow the road into Raskelf and at the cross roads in the centre of Raskelf turn right on to West Moor Road.
  • Follow West Moor Road until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on your right.

Please park near to our gate but please do leave it clear for access.

  • Climb the gate and walk along the access track for about 300 metres. Where the track forks, after the huts near the entrance, take the left fork and follow the main track round a right hand bend, continue straight on to the for about 500m and take the stoned track that is off to the left. Follow this, for about 150m. Bell Close Wood is here, on your right.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Bell Close Wood are marked in pink paint. These are on post tops, except along the track where the marks are on trees.

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