SOLD: Hasta Wood £45,000 Freehold
- Dilston, Hexham, Northumberland
- nearly 4 acres
- Southern Scotland and Northumberland
Good access from the B6307
Ride stop entrance
Hard standing area
Take a rest
Resident wood ants!
Trail camera still
Re-planted after a clear fell around ten to twelve years ago, nature has bounced back with vigorous and healthy young trees. This flourishing growth has been supplemented by natural regrowth giving an exciting opportunity to engage with a wood at the start of its life. The densely packed trees which will naturally thin with the passage of time give a secluded and private feel to the wood. Evergreen conifers, which rub shoulders with native broadleafs, ensure that there is always green in the canopy. Newly cut pathways link natural and formed clearings giving a flavour of what delights further exploration will reveal.
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.
There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, here is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.
A good mix of native broadleafs; birch, ash, willow with sections of larch and randomly spaced scots pines and spruce. Several mature beech fringe the wood and their progeny are also scattered throughout. Holly, hawthorn and rowan will help to form the understorey as the bigger trees outpace them. The woodland floor is well covered with a variety of mosses whilst honeysuckle springs from the leaf litter, twining upwards in search of the sun.
A wide variety of small birds take advantage of the cover afforded by this young wood. Even a short walk along the paths, often prompts the appearance of a robin, to forage the footfall disturbed earth. Scrapes in the moss and deer rubbed trunks give evidence of the presence of roe deer. Resting up during the day, early evening and dawn are good times to spot these charming creatures.
Whilst largely level the topography is not without character. Rises an falls are bisected by drainage ditches running generally NE to meet the main boundary channel. Seasonally flowing there is enough moisture to support damp loving plants and a population of frogs and newts. A rustic bench has been installed for comfortable wildlife watching.
Access, tracks and footpaths
The wood is accessed from the public highway via a good hard track which opens into a larger timber stacking area. Pathways wind throughout the wood facilitating pedestrian passage. Small footbridges facilitate the crossing of the deeper channels. Light and airy clearings and glades allow in the light but maintain the feeling of seclusion.
Rights and covenants
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.
As the large amount of growing timber matures it could be sustainably harvested as a domestic wood fuel source; this would also encourage a greater diversity of trees and flora to flourish in the space and light created.
An overnight camping stay is an attractive proposition, facilitating wildlife watching at the prime times of dusk and dawn.
Local area and history
The woods at Dilston were formerly part of the estate of the Radcliffes of nearby Dilston Hall. Now serving as a much more useful specialist further education college the hall was built to rival nearby 18th century mansions but was never completed. At the outbreak of the Jacobite Rebellion, work was suspended, never to be resumed. All that remains are the ruins of Dilston Castle, situated on the banks of the Devils water, a lively tributary of the River Tyne.
The name Hasta was chosen for the wood as recognition of the strong Roman influences in the area. A hasta was a thrusting spear issued as general equipment to the legionaries who manned the nearby Hadrian's Wall.
Hasta Wood is part of a larger area of woodland which runs down to the River Tyne. The Tyne is considered to be England's best salmon river which together with sea trout runs, gives the opportunity for excellent fishing. This is a quiet rural setting with many public footpaths with good walking. Nearby is Hadrian's Wall with the more challenging Hadrian's Wall Long Distance Path.
The boundaries of the wood are marked by purple painted top fence posts and painted marks on trees.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 87
- Grid ref: NY 965 615
- Nearest post code: NE45 5RL
- GPS coordinates: 54.9487, -2.05529
Hasta Wood is about ½ hr west of Newcastle just south of Corbridge and 4 miles south-east of Hexham.
Satnav/GPS note; the postcode NE45 5RL is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map. Coordinates for gate is N 54 : 56 : 53 & W 2 : 03 : 17
Click here for Directions From Bing Maps enter your own postcode, (Hasta Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the parking area by the entrance.
Or follow our directions;
• Travelling along the A69 take the A6079 towards the centre of Hexham.
• Cross the river, over a mini roundabout, over the railway and turn left at the second mini-roundabout, signposted Prudhoe A695.
- Pass Matthew Charlton hire shop on the left and turn left onto Perth Head.
- At the T junction bear left back onto the A695.
• Pass the Physic garden at Dilston and turn first right continuing on the A695. Turn right onto the B6307 signposted Blanchland.
• Go under the power line, the Dilston Woodlands are now on your left.
- Turn 1st left at the sign for Blanchland and Slaley. Hasta Wood entrance is immediately on the left.
• Please park safely off the public road in the layby on the opposite side of the road and continue on foot.
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.