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Yaff Wood - SOLD, Derbyshire - About 5 ½ acres, £39,000

Yaff Wood - SOLD

Mature oaks, mixed with ash, sycamore and birch, are the tallest trees in the broad-leafed section of Yaff Wood. Beneath this higher canopy, grow other species such as cherry, rowan, holly and beech.

Most of the floor throughout the woodland is carpeted with bluebells, which form a sea of glorious blue flowers in late Spring. Growing in and amongst them are some large patches of wood anemones, with sparkling white flowers, which are accentuated by the verdant green and blue of the surrounding bluebells.

Ancient ferns and the occasional bramble patch, are also dotted around the wood while coppiced hazel also appears quite frequently. The protective structure of these species creates shelter and cover for ground-nesting birds such as Woodcock and Pheasant. Wild honey suckle spirals up into the canopy offering numerous nesting opportunities for the birds that live within the woods, and its perfume will drift on the air on warm, still evenings. The variety of plant species found in the woodland, are a hint at ancient history, and the entire wood is designated as PAWS, planted ancient woodland site.

About one third of Yaff Wood is pine; the tall straight trees are all of a similar age and many pine cones cover the floor. On a warm and still spring day, the cones up in the canopy can be heard popping and cracking open in the sunshine, throwing their seeds to begin the next generation. Even in this section of the woodland the indicator plants of ancient woodland are visible; coppice-grown trees form the understory, with ferns and bluebells beneath.

At nearby Holy Moor, a site of prehistoric rock art can be found, one of several in the Peak District and its surrounds. The rock, with cup marks surrounded by weathered rings, lies at the edge of a pile of smaller stones, the result of mediaeval field clearance, but it is likely that the larger rock has not been moved far from its original position, if at all.

Nearby Chesterfield is famous for the crooked spire of St Mary and All Saints Church, which was built in the late 13th Century and finished around 1360. Being the largest church in Derbyshire, its spire is 228 feet above the ground and leans a staggering 9 feet and 5 inches from its true centre. The spire was built straight and true but it has distorted due to its construction from green timber and the addition of 32 tons of lead: enough to distort anyone's back!

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Walton, Near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Size: About 5 ½ acres for sale


Are indicated by red markings, on posts along the eastern boundary, all other boundary markings are on trees.

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OS Landranger: OS No 119
Grid ref: SK 369 684
Nearest post code: S42 7LG



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

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Are indicated by red markings, on posts along the eastern boundary, all other boundary markings are on trees.

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