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Springfield Wood - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Just over 6 acres, £49,000

Springfield Wood - SOLD
Springfield Wood - SOLD
North Yorkshire

A planted ancient woodland site with well spaced mature pine, ferns, honeysuckle, oak and birch: home to buzzards and a wealth of woodland wildlife.

Springfield Wood is part of a 200 acre forest, a Plantation on Ancient Woodland site (PAWs), planted with conifers in the second half of the 20th Century. The Corsican and Scots pines have grown well, straight and regularly spaced and up to about 20m tall. This size of timber is ideal for saw logs if the new owner wished to crop any of the trees and replant, perhaps restoring it to native broadleaved species, many seedlings of which are growing strongly beneath the pines. The variety of key indicator species indicate that this area has been woodland for very many years.

The ride-stop entrance, in the south-western corner of the wood, is approached along a good stone track and there is space to park a vehicle here. Striking off on foot from this point, a cleared route through the ferns is obvious and a spur leads off to the left after about 30 metres. Following this route, the visitor is enveloped in the scents and sounds of the forest; earthy fungus, pine needles, sweet honeysuckle flower, the breeze in the tree-tops, birdsong and buzzing of bees and hoverflies.

Beneath the tall Corsican and Scots pine, past hazels, holly, young oaks and the odd sycamore, the route passes close to the western boundary, marked with posts, before winding east along an old timber forwarder route and then north, to emerge next to a maturing oak tree alongside a drain (usually dry in summertime).

Here a rustic bench is situated where you can take in the surroundings and notice that the character of the wood feels different in this northern section. The spacings between the trees are greater here than in the southern part of the wood and this light has allowed bracken to grow, getting quite tall in summer then dying back completely in the autumn to leave an open woodland floor, criss-crossed by animal tracks. With some bracken clearance this area would make a great centre of operations or camp with plenty of sunlight throughout the day.

In the north-eastern corner of Springfield Wood, there is a grove of birch dotted with ferns, the monochromatic bark and bright green foliage providing a contrast of colour and habitat to the mature conifers.

From the bench, a circular route has been cleared, following the drain (with an extra path leading across the drain to the birch grove) and then turning south past a distinctive twin-stemmed Scots pine before returning back to the ridestop. I you’re lucky enough on your journey, you may hear buzzards overhead or perhaps even the call of resident tawny owls.

Springfield Wood is situated between Boroughbridge and the market town of Easingwold, the latter mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Eisicewalt" in the Bulford hundred. The market place was the site of an old toll booth and the base of the old market cross still exists next to what was the public hall, originally old rows of 'shambles' where butchers sold their wares. Records show that markets have been held in the town since 1221.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, Hambleton District, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Just over 6 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 459 713
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Springfield Wood are marked with turquoise paint markings, on wooden posts along the western and northern edges and on trees along the southern and eastern edges.

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Local manager

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

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Description

Springfield Wood is part of a 200 acre forest, a Plantation on Ancient Woodland site (PAWs), planted with conifers in the second half of the 20th Century. The Corsican and Scots pines have grown well, straight and regularly spaced and up to about 20m tall. This size of timber is ideal for saw logs if the new owner wished to crop any of the trees and replant, perhaps restoring it to native broadleaved species, many seedlings of which are growing strongly beneath the pines. The variety of key indicator species indicate that this area has been woodland for very many years.

The ride-stop entrance, in the south-western corner of the wood, is approached along a good stone track and there is space to park a vehicle here. Striking off on foot from this point, a cleared route through the ferns is obvious and a spur leads off to the left after about 30 metres. Following this route, the visitor is enveloped in the scents and sounds of the forest; earthy fungus, pine needles, sweet honeysuckle flower, the breeze in the tree-tops, birdsong and buzzing of bees and hoverflies.

Beneath the tall Corsican and Scots pine, past hazels, holly, young oaks and the odd sycamore, the route passes close to the western boundary, marked with posts, before winding east along an old timber forwarder route and then north, to emerge next to a maturing oak tree alongside a drain (usually dry in summertime).

Here a rustic bench is situated where you can take in the surroundings and notice that the character of the wood feels different in this northern section. The spacings between the trees are greater here than in the southern part of the wood and this light has allowed bracken to grow, getting quite tall in summer then dying back completely in the autumn to leave an open woodland floor, criss-crossed by animal tracks. With some bracken clearance this area would make a great centre of operations or camp with plenty of sunlight throughout the day.

In the north-eastern corner of Springfield Wood, there is a grove of birch dotted with ferns, the monochromatic bark and bright green foliage providing a contrast of colour and habitat to the mature conifers.

From the bench, a circular route has been cleared, following the drain (with an extra path leading across the drain to the birch grove) and then turning south past a distinctive twin-stemmed Scots pine before returning back to the ridestop. I you’re lucky enough on your journey, you may hear buzzards overhead or perhaps even the call of resident tawny owls.

Springfield Wood is situated between Boroughbridge and the market town of Easingwold, the latter mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Eisicewalt" in the Bulford hundred. The market place was the site of an old toll booth and the base of the old market cross still exists next to what was the public hall, originally old rows of 'shambles' where butchers sold their wares. Records show that markets have been held in the town since 1221.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 459 713
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Maps

Directions

Springfield 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 (Springfield 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 continue straight on then take the first track to the right. Walk along for a further 120 metres, the wood is located here, to the left of the track.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Springfield Wood are marked with turquoise paint markings, on wooden posts along the western and northern edges and on trees along the southern and eastern edges.

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