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Restwold Wood, Hampshire - About 5½ acres, £85,000

 Restwold Wood

Restwold Wood fronts onto Brightstone Lane and has good access through double wooden gates. A packed earth track leads up to a small clearing, a perfect camping spot. An alternative track leads up to an intermediate access with a ride-stop then on up to the top of the wood. It's located in the South Downs National Park.

The southern upper half of the wood has magnificent Douglas fir, these with the Scots and Corsican pine are intimately spread among the beech. To the north, sloping down to the valley bottom the wood is much lighter with mature well-grown larch and hazel coppice.

The surrounding woodland is classified as Ancient Replanted, most of Restwold Wood is excluded from this classification and the old maps show this area as open ground but wood sorrel widely spread through this wood is a recognised indicator species of ancient woodland. By the 1960s the whole is shown as wooded. Wood sorrel leaves fold at night and reopen during the day as do their flowers. In Europe wood sorrel is known as Alleluia because of its Easter flowering period. Perhaps Restwold is closer to an ancient woodland than the classifications suggest.

The wood is private, there is a bridleway along the southern boundary.

The Domesday book refers to Farringdon as Feredone which, when translated, is a fern-covered hillside; ferns are seen through most of the wood and seem to thrive. The most notable local, Gilbert White, was one of the first to really study ecology and his calendar from 1795 is a valuable reference point. He may well have focused his attention on the woodlands here.

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: £85,000 Freehold
  • Location: Lower Farringdon, nr Alton, Hampshire
  • Size: About 5½ acres for sale

Boundaries:

Are indicated with mauve markings. The roadside is the boundary to the north, the south is the track edge, west is a line of posts on the woodbank. On the east it's the track edge down to the fence line with the old pumping station.

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Location

Grid ref: SU 692 346
Nearest post code: GU34 3ET

Maps

Directions

Restwold Wood is about 4 miles south of Alton and about 15 miles east of Winchester in East Hampshire.

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the double wooden entrance gates are already entered) and click on the "Go" box. Park in front of these gates. Climb the rails on the right and explore the wood.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is GU34 3ET in Brightstone Lane as shown by the red dot on the maps.

Coordinates are: N51.107942, W1.012701

Boundaries:

Are indicated with mauve markings. The roadside is the boundary to the north, the south is the track edge, west is a line of posts on the woodbank. On the east it's the track edge down to the fence line with the old pumping station.

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