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Derua Wood - SOLD, East Yorkshire - Nearly 4 ½ acres, £55,000

Derua Wood - SOLD
Derua Wood - SOLD
East Yorkshire

A lovely wood in a very tranquil setting, with large oak trees, young birch and masses of wildlife.

The ride stop entrance to Derua Wood is situated on a good stone track, with pussy willows growing along-side it where warblers perch to sing their melodic songs.

Beyond the entrance a path weaves through a sun-filled area of young birch that was cut a year or two ago, in and amongst this area are planted oak trees and the odd rowan of around 10 years old, growing in protective tubes. The young birch that thrives in the sunlight, has previously been cut to make horse jumps; this helps the planted trees establish and is also great for ecology – the birch will keep growing back each time it's cut until, eventually, a new canopy of selected trees closes over. Of course, this young woodland could easily be shaped to suit the future priorities of the new woodland owner.

Along with coarse grasses are coppiced birch and willow and this contributes to the feeling of heathland with much of the wildlife that you would associate with heath found here. It’s likely you might put up woodcocks: they choose to nest in amongst brambles and bracken in slightly more open areas and there are several small glades along the route.

The western half of the wood is quite different in character, with much larger birch and willow trees giving way to large and lovely straight-grown oaks with bluebells, wild daffodils and foxgloves growing beneath them. A bench is situated in a sheltered spot amongst the larger trees; an attractive dell of older birch and oaks with evergreen rhododendron and holly as the understorey. Take a moment here to reflect on the tranquillity of the setting with the occasional mew of buzzards overhead, sometimes the hoot of a tawny owl and the constant song of the smaller woodland birds such as chiff-chaffs, tits and wrens.

A grassy footpath, forms the western boundary of Derua Wood which leads across a footbridge and down to the River Derwent; a pleasant stroll to take in the rural landscape beyond the wood.

The name Derwent (Latin Derventione, from the name of a Roman station on the Derwent) is thought to be derived from the Old British word ‘derua’ (in Welsh derwa) meaning an oak and thus the name of neighbouring Newton upon Derwent suggests "The new village above the river where the oaks grow". The Derwent was important to the village with water transport bringing supplies. The water meadow that runs down to the river from the village is called The Mask.

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Sutton on Derwent, York, East Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 4 ½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 36
  • Grid ref: SE 710 482
  • Nearest post code: YO41 4BY

Boundaries:

The eastern and western boundaries are formed by tracks. To the north and south, the boundaries are marked with posts. The whole boundary has turquoise paint markings.

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Local manager

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

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Description

The ride stop entrance to Derua Wood is situated on a good stone track, with pussy willows growing along-side it where warblers perch to sing their melodic songs.

Beyond the entrance a path weaves through a sun-filled area of young birch that was cut a year or two ago, in and amongst this area are planted oak trees and the odd rowan of around 10 years old, growing in protective tubes. The young birch that thrives in the sunlight, has previously been cut to make horse jumps; this helps the planted trees establish and is also great for ecology – the birch will keep growing back each time it's cut until, eventually, a new canopy of selected trees closes over. Of course, this young woodland could easily be shaped to suit the future priorities of the new woodland owner.

Along with coarse grasses are coppiced birch and willow and this contributes to the feeling of heathland with much of the wildlife that you would associate with heath found here. It’s likely you might put up woodcocks: they choose to nest in amongst brambles and bracken in slightly more open areas and there are several small glades along the route.

The western half of the wood is quite different in character, with much larger birch and willow trees giving way to large and lovely straight-grown oaks with bluebells, wild daffodils and foxgloves growing beneath them. A bench is situated in a sheltered spot amongst the larger trees; an attractive dell of older birch and oaks with evergreen rhododendron and holly as the understorey. Take a moment here to reflect on the tranquillity of the setting with the occasional mew of buzzards overhead, sometimes the hoot of a tawny owl and the constant song of the smaller woodland birds such as chiff-chaffs, tits and wrens.

A grassy footpath, forms the western boundary of Derua Wood which leads across a footbridge and down to the River Derwent; a pleasant stroll to take in the rural landscape beyond the wood.

The name Derwent (Latin Derventione, from the name of a Roman station on the Derwent) is thought to be derived from the Old British word ‘derua’ (in Welsh derwa) meaning an oak and thus the name of neighbouring Newton upon Derwent suggests "The new village above the river where the oaks grow". The Derwent was important to the village with water transport bringing supplies. The water meadow that runs down to the river from the village is called The Mask.

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 36
Grid ref: SE 710 482
Nearest post code: YO41 4BY

Maps

Directions

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.

  • Locate the A1076 York to Hull road and at Wilberfoss take the Sutton on Derwent turn to the south
  • Continue south past Newton upon Derwent
  • Approximately half a kilometer or a third of a mile after passing Newton Upon Derwent and when Grange Farm Kennels and cattery are reached turn right on to the farm track which gives access to the Wood.
  • Enter the padlock combination code and proceed for 1 kilometer or two thirds of a mile to the woodland entrance. The woodland can be seen from the main road at the combination padlock gate.

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.

  • Park between the two entrance gates, please try to leave space for other vehicles to pass.
  • Proceed on foot for approximately 150 metres following the permissive footpath to the north (rightwards)
  • Derua Wood is situated on the left, with turquoise markings.

Boundaries:

The eastern and western boundaries are formed by tracks. To the north and south, the boundaries are marked with posts. The whole boundary has turquoise paint markings.

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