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Fawd Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - About 5 ½ acres, £45,000

Fawd Wood - SOLD

A sound stone track, with verges full of wildflowers such as primroses and dog rose, leads to the entrance of Fawd Wood at its south western corner. Here there is space for turning a vehicle off the track or stacking timber, surrounded by tall trees.

Fawd Wood is predominantly planted with Scots pine and beech trees, probably around fifty years old and the pine may provide some useful income for the woodland owner. Other species are mixed through too, probably self-seeded rather than planted, such as oak, sycamore, goat willow, hazel and birch. Close to the north eastern corner, there is a grove of spruce trees and some of the pines in this area are Corsican pine rather than Scots pine. The majority of the wood is carpeted with a stunning display of bluebells in late Spring, as well as ferns and honeysuckle.

In a central location, an area of clear ground can be found beneath the trees and this would make a good spot for occasional family camping. A bench is situated close-by.

The wood is classed as a planted ancient woodland or PAWS meaning there has been a wood on this site for at least 400 years. In the decades after the Second World War, many woods, including this one, were planted with conifers and the new owner might like to begin to gradually restore the wood to a more native and diverse broadleaf mix.

Beyond the northern boundary the wood looks out onto a narrow meadow which is crossed by a, now disused, railway line, bordered by willow and birch trees.

Fawd Wood takes its name from the old name for the neighbouring village of Brafferton, listed in the Domesday Book as Brafawd, meaning ‘broad ford’ – located as it was, at a strategic crossing point of the River Swale. There is another settlement named Fawdington, less than a mile to the north west too.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: About 5 ½ acres for sale


The boundaries of Fawd Wood are marked with red paint. These are on trees along the southern and northern edges and on post tops to the east and west.

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OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 454 717
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE



Fawd Wood is just 20 miles from York, 15 miles from Ripon, 26 miles from Harrogate and 6 miles from Boroughbridge.

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The boundaries of Fawd Wood are marked with red paint. These are on trees along the southern and northern edges and on post tops to the east and west.

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