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Stilling Wood - SOLD, Yorkshire - Nearly 3 ½ acres, £46,500

Stilling Wood - SOLD

In Spring time, birdsong is heard all around: blackbirds, robins, wrens and tits are all busy feeding amongst the hazel, birches and willow, as well as in the higher canopy of tall pines and oak trees. The peacefulness of the location is immediately evident.

Stilling Wood is accessed along a good stoney track to the ride-stop entrance, where there is space to park a vehicle or stack timber or firewood prior to collection. A foot track leads off through the verdant undergrowth making passage easy and guiding the visitor through the wood. From the ride-stop, heading right or in a northerly direction, you arrive at the foot of a grand and beautiful stalwart of the forest, a spreading oak tree, beneath which is situated a rustic bench. This is a great place to stop and soak in the sights and sounds of the wood or perhaps make a camp: the plaintive mew of a buzzard may be heard overhead or even the ‘twoo’ of an elusive tawny owl.

The variety of the understorey is as diverse as the tree canopy: Beautiful bluebells and fragrant honeysuckle are everywhere, as well as blackberry bushes and the odd wild rose: the berries and hips providing forage for varied wildlife. Continuing on from here, the path takes a turn to the left and runs parallel with the main track through the wood, (though the track is extremely hard to see when the trees are in leaf). Close observation will reveal that there are many more tree species than at first appears and holly, hawthorn, rowan, goat willow, ash, birch and even damson can be found amongst the coppiced hazel. This diversity of species is truly splendid and quite rare. The path runs through an area which is a little more open beneath the pines, the floor carpeted with bracken and ferns. It reaches a fallen pine and again turns left to re-join the original route, forming a circle and passing through an archway made by a fast growing larch tree; contorted by its own weight.

A similar but alternative path has been cleared from the ride-stop, heading this time toward the left and south, passing an extremely large cherry tree, toward the southern boundary of the wood (marked by posts through the trees). Here there is a grove of unusual conifers with drooping boughs and fronds as well as tall ash trees. The ash being always the last tree to come into leaf and the first to shed its foliage in Autumn and is greatly valued for its warmth as one of the best firewoods.

Stilling Wood takes its name from the nearby village of Stillingfleet, on the banks of the River Ouse. The name means 'stretch of river belonging to the family or followers of a man called Styfel' in Old English. Composed of the elements Styfel (the name of the landowner), inga (followers of) and fleot (stream, inlet or creek), the village was recorded as Steflingefled in the Domesday Book.

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: £46,500 Freehold
  • Location: Escrick, near York, Yorkshire
  • Size: Nearly 3 ½ acres for sale


The boundaries of Stilling Wood are marked in pink, on trees along the track which forms the eastern and northern boundaries. Pink markings are on posts along the western and southern boundaries where Stilling Wood adjoins more woodland.

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OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: SE 612 427
Nearest post code: YO19 6HT



Just 7 miles south of York and half an hour from Leeds.

Satnav: The postcode YO19 6HT is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map/s.


From the A64 York:-

From the A19 Selby:-

By Bicycle:-

Within the Wood:-


The boundaries of Stilling Wood are marked in pink, on trees along the track which forms the eastern and northern boundaries. Pink markings are on posts along the western and southern boundaries where Stilling Wood adjoins more woodland.

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