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Margaretfield Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Over 6½ acres, £65,000

Margaretfield Wood - SOLD

Most of the woodland owes its layout to the matrix of solid tracks laid during the last war, most are still solid but have a green cover of grasses and primroses. The woodland is rectangular in shape and the main access track runs alongside Margaretfield Wood giving access to most parts. A fast flowing beck passes just outside the eastern boundary separating woodland from the meadow when in summer Red Poll cattle contentedly graze. The ridge and furrow field pattern, a relic of Middle Ages agriculture, seen in the field can also be detected within the wood.

In winter the tall spruce, regimented in their planting, rustle in the wind, and on warm summer days their scent fills the wood. A central band of open ground is perfect for absorbing the atmosphere whether by day or night and for camping and woodcraft activities.

Beech, oak, ash and sycamore contrast with the Norway spruce. Hazel and lime are also present. Well-spaced and even they make getting round the wood easy. Potentially a good candidate for IHT (inheritance tax) relief.

The Region

North Yorkshire sheltered, by the Pennines to the west, is a dry county with annual rainfall of about 24", Kiplin lies in the shallow valley of the River Swale between the market towns of Richmond and Northallerton, towns which have everything a woodland owner could want.


Is off the quiet country lane along a solid track, where there is a full right of way (suitable for most cars) to the woodland entrance. Another access can be taken directly off the road through the wooden gate.

Sporting Rights

These are included and are not let.

Local history

Although it is outside the stone walls of Kiplin Park the woodland was undoubtedly part of the original 4,000 acre estate which was split up and sold in the 1950s. The first Hall was built as a hunting lodge in the 1620s and no doubt the woodland was an important part of the hunting landscape. Kiplin Hall is now held in trust and on display in the Hall there is some interesting history - including papers relating to the formation of the state of Maryland in the US. In the woodland itself there is evidence of its use during the last war when Kiplin Hall was occupied by the RAF as a maintenance location, including the well-stoned hard tracks and the ‘bays’ used for concealed storage.

While viewing the woods it’s well-worth taking the time to visit the Hall, click here for info and opening times.

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: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Kiplin, Between¬†Richmond and Northallerton, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 6½ acres for sale


Are indicated by red markings on posts and trees. To the north and west the boundary is the edge of the tracks, to the south it's the roadside fence and to the east the hedge line by the stream.

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OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 278 978
Nearest post code: DL10 6AY



Margaretfield Wood is about 4 miles off the A1 between Richmond and Northallerton with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and North York Moors to the east.

A1 road works at Catterick:

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Directions" box. This will take you to the main entrance between the two bungalows.

Satnav: the postcode DL10 6SY is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.

Take the next right turn signed to Whitwell and Forest.

These directions are to access the woodland from the north - it is also accessible from the road directly off the B6271 next to the "Woodlands for sale" sign.

Continue along this lane, past the Ecolodges then turn sharp right.

The entrance is straight ahead (where the lane turns left) > drive up this private track between the two bungalows > through the open gate > past the large wooden building > travel a short distance along the woodland track and park on the right by the small 'For Sale' sign. Please do not park on the concrete area.

Take the right hand track walk down here for about 200 metres and Margaretfield Wood is on the left and identified by the name sign and red boundary markings.


Are indicated by red markings on posts and trees. To the north and west the boundary is the edge of the tracks, to the south it's the roadside fence and to the east the hedge line by the stream.

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