Woodland For Sale

After breakfast we set off to look for the woodland/pasture for sale on the other side of Newark about 33 miles away. TomTom took us to the exact location and we were able to park in front of the gate. It was a dark,dank,misty morning and the place didn’t look too prepossessing but on with the wellies and off we went. The wood was about 4acres and seemed to be mostly silver birch and the odd spruce and looked very sparse but there were some new trees planted. In one tree there was a flock of long tailed tits but they were darting about too quickly to be caught on camera.

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The floor was carpeted in foxgloves and there were some interesting fungi on the trees.

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These are photos of the pasture land from the wood. Apparently there is a monument or something (I didn’t read all the particulars) on or under the mound which has to be preserved.

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There must have been livestock in there because there was an electric fence round the field. It wasn’t live so we climbed over and walked round the 12 acres.

There were lots of burrows, signs of lots of rabbits and probably foxes. The land was on Sand Lane and there was a lot of sandy soil.

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We walked to the far end and it went round to the right where there were more trees. A field of cattle next door were spooked by us so we left them in peace and set off back………that was when I tripped over something and fell flat on my face!!! The terrain was really rough and bumpy.

I was more concerned for my camera which I was holding at the time. I don’t think I did any damage to the camera or me but I might be stiff tonight.

At the farm next door there was a Rottweiler tethered on a chain who barked when it saw us. Poor dog. It had the potential for a lot more planting, rides to be mowed, perhaps a pond if the right person with money bought it. It made a different saturday morning for us anyway!

It was lunchtime by then and I noticed Doddington Hall was (sort of) on our route back and they have a lovely farm shop with cafe so we stopped there for a panini and cuppa, had a look round and were home by 2.30.



5 Responses

  1. cilla says:

    I forgot to tell you that a bird flew up and when I looked through the binoculars it was either a Woodcock or Snipe, both the same family, I believe. :good:

  2. gertie says:

    Strange that you should do this today Cilla because I have [unsuccessfully so far :-( ] been trying to download to my FB Timeline for further perusal, a Guardian piece about woodlands for sale. It’s at times like this that I wish I were rich enough to invest … a lady in the article was turning hers into a charity for children after she lost a son … It was a moving story.. It’s an interesting aspect of conservation maybe …..bet you had a great day despite the fall … hope you’re okay tomorrow, after a warm soak, and a good night’s sleep :good: :rose:

  3. Very nice, Cilla :-) Just a few acres of woodland would be enough for me ;-) Hope you’re ok this morning after your fall :rose:

  4. dixon says:

    Love the woods, I think it’s something to do with my younger days. :-)
    I’ve done Doddington to. :good:

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