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Nelson's Plantation - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Nearly 3 ¾ acres, £39,000

Nelson's Plantation - SOLD

Once part of the beautiful Kiplin Hall Estate and with excellent track access leading both to and through the middle, Nelson’s Plantation is a very easy wood to work. Clear understorey beneath the canopy of scented firs and deciduous trees, foot access is also unhindered.

The central ride is lined with coppice grown ash and hazel that could provide some useful rods and pea-sticks for the garden or craft projects.

A clearing can be found at the centre of the wood: in abundant sunlight, young trees will take the opportunity to seed themselves here and wildflowers such as foxgloves (many of them white) and fruit bushes thrive, playing host to bees and butterflies. Much woodland birdlife resides in Nelson’s Plantation and some time spent in quiet observation may reward the viewer with sightings of blackcaps, tits, gold-crests and even woodpeckers.

Throughout the wood, the spruce trees are well-grown and could offer an income from timber sales. There is also much natural regeneration, including beech, oak and ash, ideal for an owner wishing to shape the character of the wood and return some of it to broad-leaved species.

An interesting connection exists between Kiplin Hall and Admiral Nelson; Rev Dr Alexander Scott, the chaplain on board HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar, hailed from nearby Catterick. Chaplain on Nelson’s ships for 20 years, he and Nelson had become close friends and following Nelson’s death, Scott left the Navy (with a few mementos) and took up the post of vicar at St Anne's Church in Catterick. Rather reclusive in later life, Scott found solitude in the library of nearby Kiplin Hall, where his friend John Delaval Carpenter, 4th Earl of Turconnel, lived. At some point during this time, Scott donated the chair from Nelson’s cabin on HMS Victory to the library and visitors to Kiplin Hall are able to see it for themselves.

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Kiplin, Between Richmond and Northallerton , North Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 3 ¾ acres for sale


The extent of Nelson's Plantation is marked in blue, on trees along the northern, eastern and western boundary and on wooden posts and trees on the southern boundary.

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OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 281 982
Nearest post code: DL10 6AY



Nelson's Plantation 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 left hand track walk down here for about 100 metres before turning right. Proceed for 80 metres with the steam on your left and the ridestop is on the right and identified by the name sign and blue boundary markings.


The extent of Nelson's Plantation is marked in blue, on trees along the northern, eastern and western boundary and on wooden posts and trees on the southern boundary.

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