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Ox Close Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Nearly 6 ¼ acres, £75,000

Ox Close Wood - SOLD
Ox Close Wood - SOLD
North Yorkshire

Diverse Scots pine woodland with oak, birch, coppiced hazel, bluebells and ferns: a wildlife haven.

Ox Close Wood is made up of mature Scots pine with a lovely mix of other species too. Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with birch, oak, aspen and the odd holly growing beneath. Notable in the understorey are the coppiced hazels, a legacy of past woodland management practices. Masses of ferns and bluebells cover the woodland floor.

The woodland edge, formed by the tracks on the northern and southern boundaries is great habitat for woodland birds such as thrushes, blackbirds, long tailed tits, great tits and robins which pursue the invertebrates that inhabit these sunny corridors.

The wood is crossed by some old grassy rides, formed by past forest operations, these are now a valuable contrasting habitat which give long views where you may catch a glimpse of passing wildlife. At times in some of these rides, old ruts hold water, attracting the resident birds and mammals such as roe deer and brown hares.

A seasonal drain forms the western boundary of the wood and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Situated a short walk from the entrance is a bench, close to a coppiced hazel and an oak tree. The ground is covered with bluebells, ferns, fragrant honeysuckle, grasses and patches of blackberry, which provide cover and food for wildlife.

The ride-stop entrance to Ox Close Wood is situated along a good stone track on the northern boundary. Another track forms the southern boundary: this has a stone surface leading to the wood and then continues as a grassy ride.

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

Ox Close Wood would suit wildlife enthusiasts, seeking a conservation project or perhaps a family wanting to connect more closely with nature.

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS) which means there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least, 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, to the north of the wood is common land and from here two fields named ‘Little Ox Close’ and ‘Great Ox Close’, from which the wood now takes its name, lead west, down to the banks of the River Swale.

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.

Trees

Ox Close Wood is made up of mature Scots pine with a lovely mix of other species too. Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with birch, oak, aspen and the odd holly growing beneath. Notable in the understorey are the coppiced hazels, a legacy of past woodland management practices. Masses of ferns and bluebells cover the woodland floor.

Wildlife

The woodland edge, formed by the tracks on the northern and southern boundaries is great habitat for woodland birds such as thrushes, blackbirds, long tailed tits, great tits and robins which pursue the invertebrates that inhabit these sunny corridors.

The wood is crossed by some old grassy rides, formed by past forest operations, these are now a valuable contrasting habitat which give long views where you may catch a glimpse of passing wildlife. At times in some of these rides, old ruts hold water, attracting the resident birds and mammals such as roe deer and brown hares.

Features

A seasonal drain forms the western boundary of the wood and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Situated a short walk from the entrance is a bench, close to a coppiced hazel and an oak tree. The ground is covered with bluebells, ferns, fragrant honeysuckle, grasses and patches of blackberry, which provide cover and food for wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The ride-stop entrance to Ox Close Wood is situated along a good stone track on the northern boundary. Another track forms the southern boundary: this has a stone surface leading to the wood and then continues as a grassy ride.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

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.

Activities

Ox Close Wood would suit wildlife enthusiasts, seeking a conservation project or perhaps a family wanting to connect more closely with nature.

Local area and history

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS) which means there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least, 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, to the north of the wood is common land and from here two fields named ‘Little Ox Close’ and ‘Great Ox Close’, from which the wood now takes its name, lead west, down to the banks of the River Swale.

Details

  • Price: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 6 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 451 714
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Ox Close Wood are marked in red, these marks are on posts along the eastern boundary. Along the drain, on the western edge and beside the tracks to the north and south, these marks are on trees.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Ox Close Wood is made up of mature Scots pine with a lovely mix of other species too. Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with birch, oak, aspen and the odd holly growing beneath. Notable in the understorey are the coppiced hazels, a legacy of past woodland management practices. Masses of ferns and bluebells cover the woodland floor.

The woodland edge, formed by the tracks on the northern and southern boundaries is great habitat for woodland birds such as thrushes, blackbirds, long tailed tits, great tits and robins which pursue the invertebrates that inhabit these sunny corridors.

The wood is crossed by some old grassy rides, formed by past forest operations, these are now a valuable contrasting habitat which give long views where you may catch a glimpse of passing wildlife. At times in some of these rides, old ruts hold water, attracting the resident birds and mammals such as roe deer and brown hares.

A seasonal drain forms the western boundary of the wood and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Situated a short walk from the entrance is a bench, close to a coppiced hazel and an oak tree. The ground is covered with bluebells, ferns, fragrant honeysuckle, grasses and patches of blackberry, which provide cover and food for wildlife.

The ride-stop entrance to Ox Close Wood is situated along a good stone track on the northern boundary. Another track forms the southern boundary: this has a stone surface leading to the wood and then continues as a grassy ride.

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

Ox Close Wood would suit wildlife enthusiasts, seeking a conservation project or perhaps a family wanting to connect more closely with nature.

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS) which means there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least, 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, to the north of the wood is common land and from here two fields named ‘Little Ox Close’ and ‘Great Ox Close’, from which the wood now takes its name, lead west, down to the banks of the River Swale.

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.

Trees

Ox Close Wood is made up of mature Scots pine with a lovely mix of other species too. Most of the wood has a high pine canopy with birch, oak, aspen and the odd holly growing beneath. Notable in the understorey are the coppiced hazels, a legacy of past woodland management practices. Masses of ferns and bluebells cover the woodland floor.

Wildlife

The woodland edge, formed by the tracks on the northern and southern boundaries is great habitat for woodland birds such as thrushes, blackbirds, long tailed tits, great tits and robins which pursue the invertebrates that inhabit these sunny corridors.

The wood is crossed by some old grassy rides, formed by past forest operations, these are now a valuable contrasting habitat which give long views where you may catch a glimpse of passing wildlife. At times in some of these rides, old ruts hold water, attracting the resident birds and mammals such as roe deer and brown hares.

Features

A seasonal drain forms the western boundary of the wood and its banks are filled with beautiful primroses.

Situated a short walk from the entrance is a bench, close to a coppiced hazel and an oak tree. The ground is covered with bluebells, ferns, fragrant honeysuckle, grasses and patches of blackberry, which provide cover and food for wildlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The ride-stop entrance to Ox Close Wood is situated along a good stone track on the northern boundary. Another track forms the southern boundary: this has a stone surface leading to the wood and then continues as a grassy ride.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

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.

Activities

Ox Close Wood would suit wildlife enthusiasts, seeking a conservation project or perhaps a family wanting to connect more closely with nature.

Local area and history

The wood is part of a larger forest, known as Brafferton Spring is a mixed Planted Ancient Woodland (or PAWS) which means there is evidence that it has been wooded here since, at least, 1600 AD. There is a fascinating 1794 map showing the wood, in roughly the same shape as it is today, to the north of the wood is common land and from here two fields named ‘Little Ox Close’ and ‘Great Ox Close’, from which the wood now takes its name, lead west, down to the banks of the River Swale.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 451 714
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Maps

Directions

Ox Close 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 about 200m. Ox Close Wood is here, on the left.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Ox Close Wood are marked in red, these marks are on posts along the eastern boundary. Along the drain, on the western edge and beside the tracks to the north and south, these marks are on trees.

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