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Woodcock Ley - SOLD, North Yorkshire - Over 5 ½ acres., £65,000

Woodcock Ley - SOLD
Woodcock Ley - SOLD
North Yorkshire

On the southern edge of a peaceful forest, a lovely mixture of old and young trees on a (PAWS) planted ancient woodland site, awash with bluebells.

There are some very stately trees within Woodcock Ley including a few venerable oaks, an impressive row of beech (possibly around 150 years old) and some mature Corsican pine on the western boundary. Between these older trees, most of the conifers planted in the 20th century have been removed, around ten years ago, and the wood is regenerating with native broadleaved trees. Birch is particularly successful and the poles are ideal for firewood and den-building. The whole wood is carpeted with bluebells, which are succeeded by midsummer with cerise spires of foxgloves.

The wood is varied and this in turn supports a wide range of wildlife. The flower filled tracks and glades are filled with butterflies and bees. Birds are everywhere, from tiny wrens amongst the brambles and wild roses, to woodcock (after which the wood is named) and owls and buzzards that hunt through the wood and on the field margins; the place is delightful for all nature lovers.

Standing dead pine trunks provide food and nest holes for woodpeckers and there are routes through the wood used by roe deer and brown hare that take cover amongst the birch-brush and bracken.

A deep drain, in which water flows for most of the year, is crossed by a wooden foot-bridge, near the ride-stop, its banks are filled with wild flowers.

A beautiful glade can be found towards the southern tip of the wood, between veteran beech trees and young birch – a great spot to pitch a tent or build a hide. From here there are views out across the pasture land.

The ride-stop entrance to Woodcock Ley is situated along a good stone track on the north-eastern boundary. Another grassy track is within the wood, parallel to the south-eastern boundary, joining to an old route that crosses north-south in the centre of the wood, this is in turn, connected to the footbridge via a cleared path through the trees.

There are no public rights of way within the wood with the exception that the Internal Drainage Board has a right of access to maintain the main drain crossing the wood north-south.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

There is a great opportunity to shape the future of this wood, remove some birch while it is a manageable size, expand the bluebell and foxglove-filled glades, plant more native trees and enhance this beautiful mixed woodland, for wildlife value and family forestry.

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. Brafferton, derived from ‘broad ford’ was an important crossing point on 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

There are some very stately trees within Woodcock Ley including a few old oaks, an impressive row of beeches (possibly around 150 years old) and some mature Corsican pine on the western boundary. Between these older trees, most of the conifers planted in the 20th century have been removed, around ten years ago, and the wood is regenerating with native broadleaved trees. Birch is particularly successful and the poles are ideal for firewood and den-building. The whole wood is carpeted with bluebells, which are succeeded by midsummer by the cerise spires of foxgloves.

Wildlife

The wood is varied and this in turn supports a wide range of wildlife. The flower filled tracks and glades are filled with butterflies and bees. Birds are everywhere, from tiny wrens, amongst the brambles and wild roses, to woodcock (after which the wood is named) and the owls and buzzards that hunt through the wood and on the field margins, the place is delightful for all nature lovers.

Standing dead pine trunks provide food and nest holes for woodpeckers and there are routes through the wood used by roe deer and brown hare that take cover amongst the birch-brush and bracken.

Features

A deep drain, in which water flows for most of the year, is crossed by a wooden foot-bridge, near the ride-stop, its banks are filled with wild flowers.

A beautiful glade can be found towards the southern tip of the wood, between veteran beech trees and young birch – a great spot to pitch a tent or build a hide. From here there are views out across the pasture land.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The ride-stop entrance to Woodcock Ley is situated along a good stone track on the north-eastern boundary. Another grassy track is within the wood, parallel to the south-eastern boundary, joining to an old route that crosses north-south in the centre of the wood, this is in turn, connected to the footbridge via a cleared path through the trees.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood with the exception that the Internal Drainage Board has a right of access to maintain the main drain crossing the wood north-south.

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

There is a great opportunity to shape the future of this wood, remove some birch while it is a manageable size, expand the bluebell and foxglove-filled glades, plant more native trees and enhance this beautiful mixed woodland, for wildlife value and family forestry.

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. Brafferton, derived from ‘broad ford’ was an important crossing point on the River Swale.

Details

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Brafferton, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  • Size: Over 5 ½ acres. for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 99
  • Grid ref: SE 453 710
  • Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Woodcock Ley are marked in red. These marks are on trees on the north-eastern and south-western boundaries. To the south-east and north-west, the boundaries have markings on posts.

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Description

There are some very stately trees within Woodcock Ley including a few venerable oaks, an impressive row of beech (possibly around 150 years old) and some mature Corsican pine on the western boundary. Between these older trees, most of the conifers planted in the 20th century have been removed, around ten years ago, and the wood is regenerating with native broadleaved trees. Birch is particularly successful and the poles are ideal for firewood and den-building. The whole wood is carpeted with bluebells, which are succeeded by midsummer with cerise spires of foxgloves.

The wood is varied and this in turn supports a wide range of wildlife. The flower filled tracks and glades are filled with butterflies and bees. Birds are everywhere, from tiny wrens amongst the brambles and wild roses, to woodcock (after which the wood is named) and owls and buzzards that hunt through the wood and on the field margins; the place is delightful for all nature lovers.

Standing dead pine trunks provide food and nest holes for woodpeckers and there are routes through the wood used by roe deer and brown hare that take cover amongst the birch-brush and bracken.

A deep drain, in which water flows for most of the year, is crossed by a wooden foot-bridge, near the ride-stop, its banks are filled with wild flowers.

A beautiful glade can be found towards the southern tip of the wood, between veteran beech trees and young birch – a great spot to pitch a tent or build a hide. From here there are views out across the pasture land.

The ride-stop entrance to Woodcock Ley is situated along a good stone track on the north-eastern boundary. Another grassy track is within the wood, parallel to the south-eastern boundary, joining to an old route that crosses north-south in the centre of the wood, this is in turn, connected to the footbridge via a cleared path through the trees.

There are no public rights of way within the wood with the exception that the Internal Drainage Board has a right of access to maintain the main drain crossing the wood north-south.

Shooting and mineral rights are included with the sale.

There is a great opportunity to shape the future of this wood, remove some birch while it is a manageable size, expand the bluebell and foxglove-filled glades, plant more native trees and enhance this beautiful mixed woodland, for wildlife value and family forestry.

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. Brafferton, derived from ‘broad ford’ was an important crossing point on 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

There are some very stately trees within Woodcock Ley including a few old oaks, an impressive row of beeches (possibly around 150 years old) and some mature Corsican pine on the western boundary. Between these older trees, most of the conifers planted in the 20th century have been removed, around ten years ago, and the wood is regenerating with native broadleaved trees. Birch is particularly successful and the poles are ideal for firewood and den-building. The whole wood is carpeted with bluebells, which are succeeded by midsummer by the cerise spires of foxgloves.

Wildlife

The wood is varied and this in turn supports a wide range of wildlife. The flower filled tracks and glades are filled with butterflies and bees. Birds are everywhere, from tiny wrens, amongst the brambles and wild roses, to woodcock (after which the wood is named) and the owls and buzzards that hunt through the wood and on the field margins, the place is delightful for all nature lovers.

Standing dead pine trunks provide food and nest holes for woodpeckers and there are routes through the wood used by roe deer and brown hare that take cover amongst the birch-brush and bracken.

Features

A deep drain, in which water flows for most of the year, is crossed by a wooden foot-bridge, near the ride-stop, its banks are filled with wild flowers.

A beautiful glade can be found towards the southern tip of the wood, between veteran beech trees and young birch – a great spot to pitch a tent or build a hide. From here there are views out across the pasture land.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The ride-stop entrance to Woodcock Ley is situated along a good stone track on the north-eastern boundary. Another grassy track is within the wood, parallel to the south-eastern boundary, joining to an old route that crosses north-south in the centre of the wood, this is in turn, connected to the footbridge via a cleared path through the trees.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way within the wood with the exception that the Internal Drainage Board has a right of access to maintain the main drain crossing the wood north-south.

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

There is a great opportunity to shape the future of this wood, remove some birch while it is a manageable size, expand the bluebell and foxglove-filled glades, plant more native trees and enhance this beautiful mixed woodland, for wildlife value and family forestry.

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. Brafferton, derived from ‘broad ford’ was an important crossing point on the River Swale.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 99
Grid ref: SE 453 710
Nearest post code: YO61 2SE

Maps

Directions

Woodcock Ley 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 (*Shortcut available here for pedestrians - see below), continue straight on for about 150m
  • Take the stoned track that is off to the left.
  • After about 120m this stoned track turns left and Woodcock Ley is about 200m along here on your right, where the stoned surface ends.
  • *There is a shortcut, if you are on foot, from the bend. Continue straight on, alongside the drain, on the grassy track and Woodcock Ley is in front of you after about 150m

Boundaries:

The boundaries of Woodcock Ley are marked in red. These marks are on trees on the north-eastern and south-western boundaries. To the south-east and north-west, the boundaries have markings on posts.

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