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Delph Wood, Yorkshire - About 4 ¼ acres, £39,000

Delph Wood

Delph Wood grows on a gentle south west facing slope, above Oughtibridge near Sheffield, with the River Don flowing nearby in the valley.

During the Spring, Delph Wood has a light and airy feel, as the larger ash, sycamore and oak trees are late to break into leaf, allowing a beautiful carpet of bluebells to thrive: an indicator of the age these woods. Other spring colour includes the fresh green of dog's mercury, sunny yellow celandine and the apple blossom hues of wood anemones.

As the season progresses and the oak, birch, ash, rowan and sycamore trees gain full leaf, the woodland floor will become more shaded out in places. Some ground level plants such as ferns and wood sorrel are quite at home in the shadier spots, while dappled light reveals a remaining few small, open clearings. These are great places to sit quietly and watch as nature carries on with its work. The quiet observer may see many different species of woodland birds; chiffchaff, tree creepers, blackbirds and wrens and, perhaps most notably, all three types of woodpeckers (green, greater spotted and lesser spotted). Next to the stone wall boundary at the north east of the wood, there is one very large ash tree as well as some young trees that are growing as coppice. Among these are a few hazel which will provide nuts later in the year, as long as the forager can get there before the resident squirrels. Also along this boundary there is willow, some bracken giving cover to ground dwelling birds and fruit producing brambles, that later in the year that will be appreciated by many birds stocking up for winter on the blackberries.

During Autumn, the acorns will rain down, some of them rooting to produce more oak seedlings: these offer the opportunity to transplant to other areas of the wood.

Delph Wood has evidence of the great industrial past, typical of so many of the gritstone river valleys of Yorkshire. Part of Great Hollins and Beeley Wood, it has a long connection with the steel industry in the area. Ganister, a type of sandstone which was used to make fire bricks to line the blast furnaces in the works located in the valley bottom, was mined using the drift mine method, though this practice ceased in the early 1900's. Looking further back into history, monks from Ecclesfield Priory were permitted to graze their livestock in the woodland as early as 1161.

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Oughtibridge, Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Size: About 4 ¼ acres for sale


The boundaries are indicated with turquoise markings. The northwest and southeastern are marked on posts while the south west boundary has markings on a drystone wall. The northern eastern boundary follows the track and is marked on trees.

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OS Landranger: OS No 110
Grid ref: SK 315 932
Nearest post code: S35 0HN



For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This is the entrance in Oughtibridge Lane.

Satnav: the postcode S35 0HN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.

From the M1 Junction 35 take the A61 signed to Sheffield.

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The access track is by the small 'For Sale' sign and opposite the white Shimrod industrial buildings and next to the red-topped marker post at the lower end of the new fence.


The boundaries are indicated with turquoise markings. The northwest and southeastern are marked on posts while the south west boundary has markings on a drystone wall. The northern eastern boundary follows the track and is marked on trees.

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