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Ellidale Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Over 5 ¼ acres, £49,000

Ellidale Wood - SOLD

Ellidale Wood is typical of the upper dales in this part of the beautiful North York Moors National Park. In the 1930's to the 1950’s, moorland was planted for forestry with much of the original crop harvested: a wonderfully rich mosaic of wooded heathland and mixed woodland remains here at Troutsdale. The incredible diversity of the woodland is a pure joy and coupled with the solitude, it feels much more remote than its location would suggest. Heather and bilberry form a thick carpet in places, flowering deep purple and fruiting with juicy berries later in the year. Ferns, stitchwort and wood sorrel are also dotted throughout the wood which is comprised largely of birch of differing ages. Thinning of the trees wood provide a useful supply of firewood logs.

In addition to the birch, oak trees have seeded themselves; they range in size up to about 25ft tall. Rowan or mountain ash also enjoys the conditions and can be found growing as bushy shrubs. Along the south eastern boundary there is a band of larger pine trees where it is open and airy to walk between the textured trunks and evergreen canopy.

An interesting feature of the wood is found on the south eastern and north eastern boundaries where old wood-banks delineate the edge of the land parcel. Of note is one particularly characterful sycamore which appears to have been pollarded once: it now branches into a large crown, perfect for climbing or perhaps even for a tree house!

For those who are interested in the experience of other woodland owners at this location, one purchaser wrote a blog article about their first year, you can read their story here.

The local area is steeped in history with tumuli and earthworks. By the end of the Iron Age much of Eastern Yorkshire was covered with a network of enclosures defined by single and multiple banks and ditches: that the banks supported hedges has been demonstrated through the discovery of snail shells from species that live only in a shady hedge habitat. This network of enclosures could have been constructed to define land ownership. However it is much more likely that they were to assist with stock management and to prevent cattle rustling; wealth was measured in terms of stock not of land.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Troutsdale, Snainton near Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 5 ¼ acres for sale


Are marked in pink, on trees along the track on the southwestern boundary. All remaining boundaries are marked on posts.

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OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: SE 915 889
Nearest post code: YO13 0BS



Just 12 miles from Scarborough and 13 miles from Pickering.


Are marked in pink, on trees along the track on the southwestern boundary. All remaining boundaries are marked on posts.

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