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Deighton Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Nearly 5 ¾ acres, £65,000

Deighton Wood - SOLD
Deighton Wood - SOLD
North Yorkshire

A wood with a very well balanced mix of broadleaved trees and pines in a quiet yet easily accessible location, just south of York.

On arriving at the ride stop entrance on the northern boundary of Deighton Wood, the visitor will see that it’s possible to park a vehicle on a hard standing and from here a path leads off through the trees. At first, the vegetation seems quite dense with lots of coppiced hazel and young sycamore growing beneath the more mature trees, but after approximately 20m, the canopy provides more cover and the wood is a little more open at ground level, meaning that it’s very easy to get about on foot. The ground is conveniently level with a slight fall away to the south.

The foot route leads to a space under tall sycamores where a rustic seat is located. This area would make a good camp ground or place for a fire with family and friends. In the spring, this area and large parts of the wood are awash with vibrant bluebells, signifying that Britain’s summer is on the way. At the same time, the woodland birdsong is almost unending, but the birds stay present all year round; buzzards, blackbirds, robins and long-tailed tits are never very far away.

Small birds such as tits, as well as resident tawny owls, enjoy the canopies of the Scots pine trees that are dotted throughout the western part of the wood. It’s a warming sight to look north through the wood and see the russet-hued trunks, almost glowing in afternoon sunlight.

Sunlight is especially abundant in the southern part of the wood as it is the woodland edge, with fields beyond. There are several old and characterful oak trees along this boundary.

The eastern section of the woodland is between a path and the Selby to York cycle route; this was once a railway line. Woodland alongside railways were often cut back as a fire break and this practice has resulted in a stand of densely planted, multi stemmed ash, elm, sycamore and aspen trees, absolutely perfect for firewood, making Deighton Wood an ideal source of hardwood logs.

The wood is named after the nearby village of Deighton, also a civil parish. The name is apparently derived from the old English for settlement surrounded by a ‘ditch’, or fortified hamlet. The parish also contains most of the village of Crockey Hill.

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: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Escrick, near York, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 5 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 36
  • Grid ref: SE 614 425
  • Nearest post code: YO19 6HT

Boundaries:

Are marked in blue paint, on trees on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries. On the western and part of the northern boundary, the markings are on wooden posts.

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Local manager

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

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Description

On arriving at the ride stop entrance on the northern boundary of Deighton Wood, the visitor will see that it’s possible to park a vehicle on a hard standing and from here a path leads off through the trees. At first, the vegetation seems quite dense with lots of coppiced hazel and young sycamore growing beneath the more mature trees, but after approximately 20m, the canopy provides more cover and the wood is a little more open at ground level, meaning that it’s very easy to get about on foot. The ground is conveniently level with a slight fall away to the south.

The foot route leads to a space under tall sycamores where a rustic seat is located. This area would make a good camp ground or place for a fire with family and friends. In the spring, this area and large parts of the wood are awash with vibrant bluebells, signifying that Britain’s summer is on the way. At the same time, the woodland birdsong is almost unending, but the birds stay present all year round; buzzards, blackbirds, robins and long-tailed tits are never very far away.

Small birds such as tits, as well as resident tawny owls, enjoy the canopies of the Scots pine trees that are dotted throughout the western part of the wood. It’s a warming sight to look north through the wood and see the russet-hued trunks, almost glowing in afternoon sunlight.

Sunlight is especially abundant in the southern part of the wood as it is the woodland edge, with fields beyond. There are several old and characterful oak trees along this boundary.

The eastern section of the woodland is between a path and the Selby to York cycle route; this was once a railway line. Woodland alongside railways were often cut back as a fire break and this practice has resulted in a stand of densely planted, multi stemmed ash, elm, sycamore and aspen trees, absolutely perfect for firewood, making Deighton Wood an ideal source of hardwood logs.

The wood is named after the nearby village of Deighton, also a civil parish. The name is apparently derived from the old English for settlement surrounded by a ‘ditch’, or fortified hamlet. The parish also contains most of the village of Crockey Hill.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: SE 614 425
Nearest post code: YO19 6HT

Maps

Directions

Just 7 miles south of York and half an hour from Leeds.

Satnav: The postcode YO19 6HT is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.

Directions.

From the A64 York:-

  • From the A64, take the junction for the A19, Selby (Designer Outlet).
  • Follow the A19 south for about 4 miles, passing Deighton and Escrick.
  • Take the right hand filter lane for the turn onto the Sherburn in Elmet, Cawood and Stillingfleet road (opposite the Escrick Estate Office gates).
  • After roughly 1km, this road passes over a disused railway line and after a further 200m, a stone track, on the right leads to the wood entrance, just on the opposite side of Stillingfleet Beck.

From the A19 Selby:-

  • From the A19 Barlby Road, Selby, travelling north, continue for approximately 7 miles, passing Riccall.
  • Just south of Escrick, take the left turn, signed for Sherburn in Elmet, Cawood and Stillingfleet (opposite the Escrick Estate Office gates).
  • After roughly 1km, this road passes over a disused railway line and after a further 200m, a stone track on the right leads to the wood entrance, just on the opposite side of Stillingfleet Beck.

By Bicycle:-

  • The wood adjoins the Selby – York Transpennine Trail cycle route, which runs on a disused railway line between Riccall and York.
  • Leave the trail at the Escrick Road bridge, just south of Stillingfleet Beck and turn left (west) onto Escrick Road.
  • After 200m a stone track, on the right, leads to the wood entrance, just on the opposite side of Stillingfleet Beck.

Within the Wood:-

  • A parking area is available between the two gates, please phone Liz Watson on 07985 548481 for the padlock combination.
  • A side track leads off to the right after about 300m. Continue along this side track for a further 150m.
  • The ride-stop entrance is here, on your right.

Boundaries:

Are marked in blue paint, on trees on the northern, eastern and southern boundaries. On the western and part of the northern boundary, the markings are on wooden posts.

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