Silver Rock Wood - Under Offer

Details for this wood

Guide price: £56,000 - Freehold
Size: Over 4 acres

Location: Warleigh, Bath
OS Landranger: 172
Grid ref: ST 79218 649
Nearest post code: BA1 8EE

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Silver Rock Wood is a truly unique woodland with lots of character. Veteran ash, yew and sycamore regeneration of about thirty years of age makes up much of the woodland together with beech, cherry, horse chestnut, field maple, hazel, holly, hawthorn.

Numerous woodland paths lead you in and around the wood. The terrain is steep in places but has a wonderful open area and firepit beside an imposing rock formation of Bath stone (Jurassic Oolitic limestone) which makes for a very interesting landscape and provides an ideal area for camping and woodland activities.

The variable terrain is likely to have led to the diverse ground flora (at least 102 species have been recorded) which includes the luxuriant hart's tongue fern, dog's mercury, stinking iris, bluebells and ransoms. Even the elusive Bath asparagus has been spotted. The woodland hosts a wealth of wildlife and Roe deer are often seen and the dormouse is believed to inhabit the area along with many species of bat including the rare Bechsteins bat. Seventeen different species of bird have been recorded including buzzard, chiffchaff, treecreeper and goldcrest.

For those looking for a private and secluded woodland to study nature close up, Silver Rock Wood is ideal. There are access points directly off the quiet Warleigh Lane including a padlocked gated entrance which will allow for off road parking. There are no public rights of way across the wood. Sporting rights are included.

To see a wildlife survey carried out in 2002 click here.

This entire area of woodland was originally owned and managed by Warleigh Manor the seat of the Skrine family from before 1400 until 1956 when Anne Dorothea Skrine died a spinster, aged 81. The present Warleigh Manor, which can be seen at certain times of year, was built to the design of the Staffordshire architect Neale Webb and completed in 1851. In 1986 the house was sold and converted for use as a residential school known as Warleigh School.

Ideally placed, whether looking for picturesque walks or wild swimming, Warleigh Weir and the towpath is within easy walking distance. The city of Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and the surrounding villages are all just a short drive away. 

Covenants  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.  And the land is covered by a development clause put in place by a previous owner. This means that if the new owner gets planning permission for a change of use before 2026 then half of the increase in value of the land that results is payable to that previous owner. Woodland management and enjoyment is not affected by this clause.

Full-scale Click here to download and print maps showing the location of Windangel Wood.

Click HERE to see free OS maps  scroll out for a wider view.

Viewing: 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: OS OpenData © Crown copyright and database rights 2023 & OpenStreetMap

Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

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Silver Rock is just east of Bath on the other side of the river Avon. By road about 20 mins, it is possible to walk from bath crossing the railway, canal and river.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the wood are already entered).  Park nearby and walk into the wood from the roadside.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is BA1 8EE as shown by the red dot on the maps. 

Coordinates for your satnav are   51.38165,-2.29936

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 Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.