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SOLD: Wahl Wood £49,000 Freehold

Description

As the planted ancient woodland (PAWS) designation suggests, there has been woodland at this location for hundreds of years. As a result, there is a good seedbank of native broadleaved tree species throughout the wood.

There are three distinct character areas within Wahl Wood, with much to offer an enthusiastic owner. Near the eastern edge of the wood, the ridestop entrance continues on as a wide ride, demarking the edge of the first section, a strip of lovely native broadleaf woodland with coppice stools of oak and some hazel, along with beech, ash and sycamore. This area is carpeted with bluebells and native ferns and the ride contains patches of blackberry and wild raspberry.

The second, larger, part of the wood is planted with Corsican pine (or black pine), growing straight and tall and ready for the next thin. This is a good quality timber and can be useful for both firewood and construction projects. Beneath the pine grows rowan, oak, birch, sycamore and goat willow along with the odd holly bush. Letting a little more light in could really bring on these broadleaved trees.

Along the northern edge, a wide swathe was cut some time ago and natural regeneration has filled the space with oak, birch and rowan seedling trees. These native trees will develop into the type of woodland that was originally here, alongside a few old characterful oaks which have been retained. The ground flora is bracken, bramble and ferns mixed with bluebells and grasses and this part of the wood is very popular with resident birdlife, bees and butterflies which flourish in this kind of woodland edge habitat.

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

Corsican pine, oak, birch, rowan, sycamore and a little beech, ash, holly and hazel.

Wildlife

Plenty of birdlife is resident in the wood, wrens, chiffchaffs, blackbirds and robins provide the perfect forest soundtrack in breeding season and tree creepers and several varieties of tit can be observed moving through the canopy seeking insect food.

Features

The wood is relatively level with an overgrown ride leading through the pines to an open area on the northern edge.

A ditch forms the northern boundary and there is a golf course beyond this.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A peaceful and accessible woodland, ideal for birdwatching and getting close to nature. The new owner might like to increase nesting and roosting opportunities by putting up bird and bat boxes. In the open areas, some additional planting could be carried out and some careful management could help to encourage the native tree seedlings to flourish.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood.

The sporting rights are included in the sale.

Our standard covenant will apply.

Activities

Walton lies on the edge of Chesterfield. Among its attractions are a few shops, a golf course, and a pub called The Blue Stoops on Matlock Road. The River Hipper, fed by the surrounding moors between Chatsworth and Chesterfield, runs by Walton and feeds Walton Dam.

Chatsworth House is the grand seat of the Duke of Devonshire. The present mansion was chiefly built in 1687-1706, by the first Duke of Devonshire, after designs by Talman and Wren and this beautiful house, along with its stunning parkland, designed first by Capability Brown is open to the public.

Local area and history

The wood name Wahl meant 'farm worker', in old English. Walton is a common old English word meaning 'farmstead of the Britons'.

Walton lies on the edge of Chesterfield. Among its attractions are a few shops, a golf course, and a pub called The Blue Stoops on Matlock Road. The River Hipper, fed by the surrounding moors between Chatsworth and Chesterfield, runs by Walton Wood and feeds Walton Dam.

Chatsworth House is the grand seat of the Duke of Devonshire. The present mansion was chiefly built in 1687-1706, by the first Duke of Devonshire, after designs by Talman and Wren and this beautiful house, along with its stunning parkland, designed first by Capability Brown is open to the public.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

Boundary markings are pink, on trees along the northern and southern boundaries on posts along the eastern side and on the western boundary alonside a track on trees.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 119
  • Grid ref: SK 361 686
  • Nearest post code: S42 7LG
  • GPS coordinates: 53.2139, -1.45944

Location map

Directions

Just 2 miles from Chesterfield, 15 miles from Sheffield and 30 miles from Nottingham.

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the entrance.

  • From M1 junction 29 take the A617 signed to Chesterfield.
  • Follow the A617 dual carriage way for about 4 miles and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A61 signed to Derby and Matlock.
  • Continue on the A61, after passing the Tesco Express turn right at the traffic lights sign posted for Matlock (A632) and Buxton (A619).
  • Follow this road up the hill and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A632 signed to Matlock.
  • Pass Walton Hospital on the left.
  • Continue up hill and at the traffic lights go straight on past the Texaco garage.
  • Follow the A632 Matlock Road for about 1½ miles until you reach a ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on the left. Pull in here and park ensuring the gated access is left clear.
  • On foot now, climb the stile and follow the farm track for about 400 metres until the gate into Walton woods is reached.
  • Wahl Wood is approximately 600 metres along the track and to the left.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

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.

A planted ancient woodland (PAWS) with a patchwork of varied character, located close to Chesterfield.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: [email protected]