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Broad Oak Wood - SOLD, East Riding of Yorkshire - Nearly 4 ¾ acres, £55,000

Broad Oak Wood - SOLD

The remarkable diversity of Broad Oak Wood has created a haven for so much wildlife to make its home here. A short walk from the main woodland entrance, the visitor arrives at the ridestop to the wood where they will find a hardened area suitable for parking or stacking timber. This is the most mature part of the wood with magnificent pines and straight grown oaks in the majority; really very lovely.

At ground level, in this front part of the wood, some drifts of rhododendron and holly provide curtains of privacy. One such drift conceals a horse-shoe shaped space, and a little further clearance of the low blackberry bushes could create an ideal spot for a secret basecamp.

A path leads off from the parking area, beneath the tall oaks, following the edge of the evergreen bushes. Taking a left turn, after a short distance it emerges in a part of the wood that is more clear on the ground and sunlight pours in from the south. A rustic seat with a broad oak plank for a bench top, is situated close to a fallen pine. Occasionally the crownless trunk of a dead tree can be found with woodpecker holes. Tree creepers, blue and great tits, robins and wrens, are all abundant.

Beyond this section where the trees were cut a few years ago, there is much more light and oak trees were planted in protective tubes. Along with self-seeded birch and willow, this contributes to the feeling of heathland and many of the invertebrates, reptiles and birds that you would associate with heath can be found here. It’s likely you might put up woodcock as they choose to nest in amongst brambles and bracken in slightly more open areas.

The young birch, which thrives in the sunlight, has been cut to make horse jumps in the past, this helps the planted trees to become established and is also great for the ecology – the birch will keep growing back each time it’s cut until eventually a new canopy of ‘broad oaks’ closes over. Of course, this young woodland could easily be shaped to suit the future priorities of the new woodland owner.

At the south-western edge of the wood, there are a few maturing oaks that border a grassy track; the boundary of Broad Oak Wood. Wild daffodils and bluebells can be found along this track in naturalised drifts. Take a moment here to reflect on the tranquillity of the setting with the occasional mew of buzzards overhead and the constant song of smaller birds.

There are two scheduled ancient monuments close to Broad Oak Wood: Giant’s Hill Motte which is located within Sutton Wood, across the track and there is a similar moated structure within St Lois Farm, to the north of the wood. Little is known of these structures but they are thought to date from the Norman era and were most likely used to defend the nearby crossing of the River Derwent. Broad Oak Wood takes its name from Broad Oak Farm, just across the river.

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.

  • Price: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Sutton Upon Derwent, near York, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 4 ¾ acres for sale


All boundaries are marked with blue paint. These can be found on posts along the northern and southern boundaries and beside the tracks on trees, which form the eastern and western boundaries.

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dan Dan Watson
07970 116 515 or 0113 286 3701

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OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: SE 710 484
Nearest post code: YO41 4BY



Just 12 miles from York, 33 miles from Hull and 35 miles from Leeds.

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the entrance.

Note: Please contact Liz Watson on 07985 548481 before visiting, for the combination code to the gate, as there is no space to park by the main road.


All boundaries are marked with blue paint. These can be found on posts along the northern and southern boundaries and beside the tracks on trees, which form the eastern and western boundaries.

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