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Morrison Wood, North Yorkshire - Over 7 ¼ acres, £79,000

Morrison Wood
Morrison Wood
North Yorkshire

Scots pine and oak with lots of coppiced hazel beneath, along with ferns, honeysuckle and bluebells in a secluded woodland.

Morrison Wood, part of a larger forest known as Brafferton Spring, is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS). Amongst the mature, straight grown and well spaced Scots pine trees, there are plenty of younger oaks and birch growing, as well as the odd larch; everything draped in fragrant honeysuckle, attempting to climb high up into the canopy.

There are no public footpaths within Morrison Wood but it is easy to get around on foot as it is criss-crossed with old grassy rides and animal tracks. There are masses of bluebells and ferns everywhere and in sunny spots, on ditch banks and glades, primroses, bugle and foxgloves are found. A few holly trees are dotted about and throughout the wood, coppiced hazels grow with the strong straight rods, prized by gardeners for bean and clematis poles and the twiggy ends, hung with catkins in winter, used for pea sticks.

From the ride-stop entrance, where it’s possible to bring a vehicle off the track, it is a short walk to a place where a bench is located, alongside a drain. There is water running here most of the year and it’s a great draw for wildlife, their footprints can be found in soft mud here and there. With an abundance of birdlife, Morrison Wood reverberates with numerous songbirds such as blackbirds, robins and chiff-chaffs, accompanied by a variety of tit species and birds of prey such as tawny owls, buzzards and passing sparrowhawks.

A little further on, a footbridge crosses the drain and leads deeper into the wood, eventually reaching the north western boundary formed by a disused railway line (now a farm track). From here there are fantastic views of the Kilburn White Horse on the North York Moors, just a few miles away. This highly visible landmark was designed and commissioned by Victorian businessman Thomas Taylor. He was originally from Kilburn and he’d seen famous chalk hill figures in southern England and wanted to create something similar for his home village. The limestone of Kilburn is not as white as chalk and so the horse needed to be artificially whitened, originally with whitewash but now, using chalk chippings.

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: £79,000 Freehold
  • Location: Helperby, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 7 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 450 715
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Morrison Wood are marked with mauve paint. These are on post tops on the south west, north west and north eastern boundaries. The track forms the boundary on the south eastern side and markings here are on trees.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Morrison Wood, part of a larger forest known as Brafferton Spring, is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS). Amongst the mature, straight grown and well spaced Scots pine trees, there are plenty of younger oaks and birch growing, as well as the odd larch; everything draped in fragrant honeysuckle, attempting to climb high up into the canopy.

There are no public footpaths within Morrison Wood but it is easy to get around on foot as it is criss-crossed with old grassy rides and animal tracks. There are masses of bluebells and ferns everywhere and in sunny spots, on ditch banks and glades, primroses, bugle and foxgloves are found. A few holly trees are dotted about and throughout the wood, coppiced hazels grow with the strong straight rods, prized by gardeners for bean and clematis poles and the twiggy ends, hung with catkins in winter, used for pea sticks.

From the ride-stop entrance, where it’s possible to bring a vehicle off the track, it is a short walk to a place where a bench is located, alongside a drain. There is water running here most of the year and it’s a great draw for wildlife, their footprints can be found in soft mud here and there. With an abundance of birdlife, Morrison Wood reverberates with numerous songbirds such as blackbirds, robins and chiff-chaffs, accompanied by a variety of tit species and birds of prey such as tawny owls, buzzards and passing sparrowhawks.

A little further on, a footbridge crosses the drain and leads deeper into the wood, eventually reaching the north western boundary formed by a disused railway line (now a farm track). From here there are fantastic views of the Kilburn White Horse on the North York Moors, just a few miles away. This highly visible landmark was designed and commissioned by Victorian businessman Thomas Taylor. He was originally from Kilburn and he’d seen famous chalk hill figures in southern England and wanted to create something similar for his home village. The limestone of Kilburn is not as white as chalk and so the horse needed to be artificially whitened, originally with whitewash but now, using chalk chippings.

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.

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, if you can do so whilst complying with the latest government guidance. Please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 450 715
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Maps

Directions

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

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode (wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode YO61 2SE is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map and coordinates are: N54:07:54 and W1:17:58

Or use our directions:

From the A1

  • Exit the A1 at junction 48 and follow signs Ripon and Dishforth on to the A 6055
  • At the next roundabout take the third exit on to Roecliffe Lane.
  • Follow this road until you give way at a T junction and then turn left.
  • Continue over the river and at the canal bridge roundabout take the second exit.
  • Take the first right turn to Milby.
  • Continue on this road until required to give way at a T junction and then turn right over Thornton bridge.
  • Continue along this road into Brafferton and at the give way T junction turn left.
  • Follow West Moor Road for about 1 mile until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on the left.

From York via the A19:-

  • Just after the Easingwold roundabout take the left turn signed for Raskelf / Tholthorpe / Helperby
  • Follow the road into Raskelf and at the cross roads in the centre of Raskelf turn right on to West Moor Road.
  • Follow West Moor Road until you reach the Woodlands for Sale sign on your right.

Please park near to our gate but please do leave it clear for access.

  • Climb the gate and walk along the access track for about 300 metres. Where the track forks, after the huts near the entrance, take the left fork and follow the main track round a right hand bend, continue straight on to the for about 500m and take the stoned track that is off to the left. Follow this, almost to the end. Morrison Wood is here, on your right. If you get to the duck pond, you've gone too far!

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Morrison Wood are marked with mauve paint. These are on post tops on the south west, north west and north eastern boundaries. The track forms the boundary on the south eastern side and markings here are on trees.

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