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Crake Wood - SOLD, Yorkshire - Over 5 acres, £58,000

Crake Wood - SOLD
Crake Wood - SOLD
Yorkshire

A stunning mature mixed woodland, Crake Wood is ideal for a family to own and enjoy with clearings, large straight-grown beech and pine and a wide variety of bird life.

It is immediately clear that Crake Wood is lovely mature woodland with a mixture of tree species including large beech, oak, pine and spruce provide roosting sites for tawny owls and smaller woodland birds. Growing amongst the mature trees are a scattering of birch, sycamore and hawthorn as well as some standing deadwood trunks – home to woodpeckers and treecreepers.

During Spring, the woodland is filled with vibrant lime-green colours as sprays of beech come into leaf: their soft young leaves make a tasty addition to a salad. As the season progresses these leaves darken and finally turn an attractive copper colour before falling to the woodland floor in autumn.

Towards the southern end of the woodland, an old trackway runs parallel with the boundary providing a clear vista and a great place to sit and watch passing wildlife. Deer are regularly seen moving through and you will find their footprints (or "slot marks") and the beds they make to lay up during daylight hours. Badgers will also pass through as they travel to feeding sites.

The ride-stop entrance to Crake Wood is located at the eastern end of the northern boundary. Just beyond the entrance, there is space to park and from here it is easy to move around the woodland beneath the canopy. A clearing about 50 metres from the entrance is a perfect location to sit and listen to the breeze rustling in the tree canopy and the sounds of birds moving through. It would also make a great spot for family camping and there’s no shortage of woodfuel for a camp fire.

Both the northern and eastern boundaries of Crake Wood have a solid, shared track running alongside them, and the track edges are filled with flowering plants such as violets, bugle and wood avens as well as the less common broad-leaved helleborine, a type of orchid.

Boroughbridge and its surrounding landscape was an area sacred to our ancestors and has no less than seven henges and at least two Cursus (ritual earthworks), as well as the‘Devil’s Arrows’ standing stones.

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: £58,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, Near Boroughbridge, Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 5 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 457 717
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

Are indicated by orange markings on posts along the western and southern edges; all other boundary markings are on trees. A stone ride forms the eastern boundary and northern boundaries.

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Description

It is immediately clear that Crake Wood is lovely mature woodland with a mixture of tree species including large beech, oak, pine and spruce provide roosting sites for tawny owls and smaller woodland birds. Growing amongst the mature trees are a scattering of birch, sycamore and hawthorn as well as some standing deadwood trunks – home to woodpeckers and treecreepers.

During Spring, the woodland is filled with vibrant lime-green colours as sprays of beech come into leaf: their soft young leaves make a tasty addition to a salad. As the season progresses these leaves darken and finally turn an attractive copper colour before falling to the woodland floor in autumn.

Towards the southern end of the woodland, an old trackway runs parallel with the boundary providing a clear vista and a great place to sit and watch passing wildlife. Deer are regularly seen moving through and you will find their footprints (or "slot marks") and the beds they make to lay up during daylight hours. Badgers will also pass through as they travel to feeding sites.

The ride-stop entrance to Crake Wood is located at the eastern end of the northern boundary. Just beyond the entrance, there is space to park and from here it is easy to move around the woodland beneath the canopy. A clearing about 50 metres from the entrance is a perfect location to sit and listen to the breeze rustling in the tree canopy and the sounds of birds moving through. It would also make a great spot for family camping and there’s no shortage of woodfuel for a camp fire.

Both the northern and eastern boundaries of Crake Wood have a solid, shared track running alongside them, and the track edges are filled with flowering plants such as violets, bugle and wood avens as well as the less common broad-leaved helleborine, a type of orchid.

Boroughbridge and its surrounding landscape was an area sacred to our ancestors and has no less than seven henges and at least two Cursus (ritual earthworks), as well as the‘Devil’s Arrows’ standing stones.

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 457 717
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

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Directions

Crake 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 (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 T junction turn left.
  • Follow West Moor Road for about one 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 (straight on) for about 1 kilometre until the Orange markings for Crake Wood are visible to the left of the track. The ride-stop entrance can be found at the eastern end of the northern boundary.

Boundaries:

Are indicated by orange markings on posts along the western and southern edges; all other boundary markings are on trees. A stone ride forms the eastern boundary and northern boundaries.

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