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Glebeland Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Over 5 ¾ acres, £59,000

Glebeland Wood - SOLD

Leading to the ride-stop entrance at the south western corner of the wood is a newly re-surfaced, strong, stoned forest track: it is easy to drive a vehicle right onto the hard-surfaced timber stacking area or turning point. In this area the wood is dominated by large Scots pines; the reddish hues of the rough barked trunks is bold and draws the eye upwards to the canopy. Intermingled is the softer foliage of straight growing larch trees. Beneath the pines it feels really quite private as there is a great deal of coppiced hazel growing, full of catkins in Spring. Here and there the odd holly, birch and thorn trees grow with a strong understory of blackberry bushes and fragrant honeysuckle plants that scramble for the sunlight.

A cleared path leads off to the right from the ride-stop, weaving between the pines, ferns and blackberry. A startled woodcock may be set off and it’s likely that a friendly robin will keep you company, hoping that a few insects will be disturbed as you walk. The path weaves through a ‘portal’ of hazel shoots and emerges on slightly higher ground where a rustic bench is located in a clearing next to an old stump – well picked over by woodpeckers.

The bench gives the visitor a perspective on the other character areas of the wood too. North from here, a well trodden deer track leads into a section of the wood which is carpeted with bracken; great cover for deer to bed down in. Bluebells and wild garlic grow in this northern part too. To the east there are fewer pines and a permissive footpath runs in a roughly north - south direction.

At the eastern boundary of Glebeland Wood there is an excellent cycletrack. This is the Selby to York spur of the Trans-Pennine Trail cycle network. The route follows a disused railway line and this explains the contrasting character of the eastern compartment of the wood. Once, when steam trains ran, this was kept clear as a fire-break. The trees that have colonised this area are now around thirty to forty years old, a mix of elm, sycamore, cherry, birch, ash and other deciduous trees. These self-set trees are growing quite densely, many are multi-stemmed and would be an excellent source of firewood or craft logs.

A permissive footpath runs from the cycle track, along the northern edge of the wood, until the path connects with the main wood track, beyond the western boundary of Glebeland Wood.

In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project. The project was probably the most ambitious attempt ever to capture the essence of life in the United Kingdom. Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country, including dairy farmer - Mr Skilbeck, owner of Glebe Farm, a short distance away to the east, after which the wood takes its name. The BBC have recorded the project online, and you can view Mr Skilbeck’s interview here.

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: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Escrick, near York, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 5 ¾ acres for sale


Markings are in red, on trees along the northern, eastern and southern boundaries and on wooden stakes along the western boundary.

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OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: SE 614 426
Nearest post code: YO19 6HT



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.


From the A64 York:-

From the A19 Selby:-

By Bicycle:-

Within the Wood:-


Markings are in red, on trees along the northern, eastern and southern boundaries and on wooden stakes along the western boundary.

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