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Rocher Wood, Yorkshire - Over 4 acres, £36,000

Rocher Wood

Description: Rocher Wood is growing on a sunny and well draining slope, close to Oughtibridge near Sheffield.

The woodland is of a delightful mixed age and is typically made up of wonderful mature oaks with character, large birch, with splendid beech toward the lower reaches of the wood. The ground is fertile and supports vigorous regeneration; beneath the larger trees plenty of young trees are seeding themselves and flourishing and could be easily transplanted from this nursery. The ground flora is similarly healthy and thriving and includes wood sorrel, small patches of blackberry, bluebells that will provide a good show in the spring, ferns and bracken.

The access track defining part of the north east boundary of the woodland, forms a substantial clearing that promotes a contrasting rich habitat that is ideal for butterflies and other wildlife, in addition to the woodland itself.

Keen naturalists may be lucky enough to spot one of Britain’s harmless grass snakes basking on a sunny bank.

Another attractive feature of the land is the old dry-stone wall that forms the southwest boundary of the wood.

Access: From Oughtibridge Lane, along a shared track shown green on the maps below, up to the wood to where the private track leads to the parking area. The woodland can easily be accessed on foot beyond this point. Purchasers will be provided with a key to the shared main access gate.

History: Rocher Wood is part of Great Hollins and Beeley Wood which has a long history closely connected with the steel industry in the area. Ganister, a type of sandstone which was used to make fire bricks to line the blast furnaces in the works located in the valley bottom, and was mined using the drift mine method: this practice ceased in the early 1900's. Looking further back into history it is recorded that monks from Ecclesfield Priory were permitted to graze their livestock in the woodland as early as 1161.

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: £36,000 Freehold
  • Location: Oughtibridge, Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 4 acres for sale


The boundaries are indicated with mauve markings. The north west boundary is marked on posts as is the north east boundary that follows the route of the access track and an electricity line. The south west boundary is marked on trees and the stone wall.

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You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but 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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OS Landranger: OS No 110
Grid ref: SK 319 924
Nearest post code: S35 0HN



On foot: from Sheffield it's a convenient bus or tram ride. There's a footpath from the Middlewood stop.

By car:

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The access track is by the small 'For Sale' sign and opposite the white Shimrod industrial buildings and next to the red-topped marker post at the lower end of the conifer hedge.

note: to view a picture of the road entrance please use S35 0HN in google maps and select street view. Also see the entrance picture in the photos section.

Satnav/gps note: the postcode S35 0HN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.

As an alternative to satnav try Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE then click on "Directions" enter your own postcode, (Rocher Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the orange "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the parking area by the entrance.


The boundaries are indicated with mauve markings. The north west boundary is marked on posts as is the north east boundary that follows the route of the access track and an electricity line. The south west boundary is marked on trees and the stone wall.

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All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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