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SOLD: Chipeling Wood £72,000 Freehold

Description

Upon entering Chipeling Wood, the visitor arrives at a meadow clearing, fringed with gorse and mature oak. Delving deeper into the wood, the visitor passes through a band of younger birch and willow that have self-seeded among mature oaks, while at ground level there is a carpet of ferns, tufted grass and wild raspberry bushes.

Proceeding further and a belt of mature ash and oak is encountered, growing along the length of a ditch, running north-south, with the area filled with dog’s mercury, hinting that this land has been wooded for a long time. Beyond this belt, a bench is situated at the edge of an area of shady spruce trees, along with coppiced hazels. Rays of sunshine fill a small glade, in which tall meadow grasses grow. A couple of fallen trees, with towering root plates, enclose the space, erupting with mosses, ferns and wood sorrel. This deadwood will be excellent for invertebrates and the animals that feed on them.

To the right is a mixed area of mature oak, western hemlock and beech. The area seems filled with sunlight in contrast to the shady firs.

The southern boundary of the wood is formed by the roadway leading to the main wood gate, with a hedgerow providing screening. From here the eastern boundary is a stone track. To the north there is adjoining woodland and, to the west, beyond a hedgerow lays farmland. On this western boundary a huge ash tree grows: it would take two people with arms outstretched to measure is enormous girth and its side branches are as big as normal tree trunks. Its canopy creates a beautiful collage of bright green ash leaves against a blue sky.

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

Mature oak with spruce, western hemlock, beech and ash with hazel birch and willow.

Wildlife

A welcoming chorus of forest birdlife, such as chiff-chaffs, wrens and blackbirds, fills the air, along with the buzz of bees and the gentle cooing call of wood pigeons.

Features

  • Lovely veteran trees
  • A rustic bench in a sunny glade
  • Rural setting

Access, tracks and footpaths

Directly from a minor B road, along a stone track, leading to the ride-stop entrance where there is space to park. From here access around the wood on foot is relatively easy.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will apply.

Activities

  • Good for occasional family camping
  • Birdwatching
  • Conservation projects
  • Getting 'away from it all'

Local area and history

A Heritage Lottery funded archaeology project, undertaken in 2014, explored the area around Kiplin, which was recorded as ‘Chipeling’ in the Domesday survey of 1086. Through the millennia before the township of Chipeling existed, the area was home to prehistoric hunter-gatherers, early farmers and invading Romans who founded the town of Catterick. Later there were Saxon kings and warriors, and medieval monks farmed the land at Kiplin and milled grain to support nearby Easby Abbey; each era has left fragments of the past behind.

With an interest in archaeology, The Earl and Countess of Tyrconnel of Kiplin Hall, supported the discovery of late Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon objects on the estate, in the first part of the nineteenth century, including three late Bronze Age gold torq shaped bracelets.

Wood maps

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

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. 99
  • Grid ref: SE 273 987
  • Nearest post code: DL10 6AU
  • GPS coordinates: 54.3837, -1.58049

Location map

Directions

Chipeling Wood is about 4 miles off the A1 between Richmond and Northallerton with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and North York Moors to the east.

Satnav: the postcode DL10 6SY is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.

  • Travelling west on the B6271 from Great Langdon, look for the 'Woodlands for Sale' sign on the right.
  • Take the next right turn signed to Whitwell and Forest.
  • From Bolton-on-Swale direction take this left turn a short distance after the entrance to Kiplin Hall (on the right).
  • Continue along this lane, past the Ecolodges then turn sharp right.
  • After the S bend travel for a further 700 metres and then park opposite the entrance gate with the woodlands for sale sign.
  • Climb the gate and walk along the track for 500 metres. Chipeling Wood is located to the right of the track.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A hugely varied woodland, ranging from vigorous new growth, to historical, centuries-old trees, with each section of the wood having a different feel, complete with its own hidden secrets and interesting features.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]