Lewen Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £72,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4 acres

Location: East Moor, Old Basing near Basingstoke, Hants
OS Landranger: 186
Grid ref: SU 684 523
Nearest post code: RG24 7LJ

Contact: Richard Scholfield
Phone: 07811 818 277
Email: [email protected]

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A fast flowing stream runs along the western edge, adding to this flow small drains gently take water from the wood, perfect for children to puddle around in, build dams and bridges and generally experiment with water. 

Exercising dogs: Of special interest is the fenced off area of about an acre suitable for the exercising of dogs. The fencing is 2 metres high dug into the ground so both dog friendly and secure. There is small guage netting on the lower half. Double 2 metre high gates allow entry with loading and unloading in safety. The covenant, see below, allows for the exercising of dogs as part of a business.  It is suitable for the wood owner to bring along their own dogs or to bring dogs as a group for their exercise.

Firewood is plentiful and on the ground there are rush, sedge, iris, grasses, dogs mercury and the more robust wood spurge. Wetter areas alternate with the dryer higher ground, at the centre, and accessed from the ridestop, is an open area perfect as a focus of woodland activities.

Oak, with ash and hazel, is frequent in the drier areas, silver birch is widespread while well-grown alder thrives in the moist soils.  The big poplar trees would be a good source of firewood, although poplar firewood must be kept dry once seasoned. At the north-east corner is an old pond, formed about 40 years ago, this is silted up but cleaning would be beneficial to maximise the pond's potential - removing some of the marginal trees to allow more light in and taking out some of the accumulated sediment. 

Boundaries   Are shown by turquoise markings on free standing posts and on boundary trees. They are: along the north and northeast side a row of free standing posts; to the south alongside the track edge and to the west the far side of the stream.

Covenant  There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands,  click HERE to read and download. It does allow for the exercising of dogs as a business.

Full-scale maps  Click HERE to download and print a map showing the location of Lewen Wood.

Access   From Greywell Road the byway runs parallel to the motorway and leads down to the main gate and from here, there is a private right of way as far as Lewen Wood.

Viewing  The gated and fenced area is locked but there is access to the rest of the woodland from where the dog run can be viewed. If you wish for a further viewing we can arrange for the gate to be opened.

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2021 OS Licence no.100057987

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Lewen Wood is about 5 miles east of Basingstoke off the M3.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, entrance coordinates are already entered and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the entrance to the track of Greywell Road, just before the motorway bridge. Use these coordinates in your SAT NAV to get to the same place. N51.264569  W1.027001

  • Use this postcode RG24 7LJ  in your SAT NAV, this will take you to Conkers Garden Centre off the A30 at the start of Greywell Road, continue along this road and just before the motorway bridge is a track on the left leading to the woodland. Park at the junction and walk down the track.
  • There is a red post at this point to help with parking identification
  • You will come to the new metal field gate, squeeze past and walk down this track.
  • Please note the buyer will be provided with a key for vehicular access.
  • Continue down this track by the field-side, at the end you will enter woodland.
  • Bear left, and Lewen Wood is ahead on the left side of the track.

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Richard Scholfield on 07811 818 277 or use the form below