Commercial woodland with an extensive and diverse mixed age and species extending to circa 560 acres with a substantial volume of mature timber and 33 acres of grassland. For sale as a whole.
Dipton Wood is an extensive and diverse mixed aged commercial plantation which includes recently cleared ground ready for replanting through to mature timber ready to fell. It is particularly well roaded and mechanised harvesting is believed to be possible over the whole site.
The wood was originally established in the 1930s but the majority of the commercial planting was completed in the 1940s and 1950s. The predominant crop is Scots Pine (51%) with significant stands of Sitka spruce (11%), Hybrid larch (5%) and Corsican pine (5%).
The site is generally gently sloping with a predominantly west and south facing aspect at elevations between 110 m and 190 m above sea level.
The soils are of the Rivington series which can be described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils.
Approximately 29.28 ha of Scots pine and European larch have been recently clear felled under Felling Licence Ref: 022/62/16-17. The purchaser will be required to restock the area under the terms of the licence planting Sitka spruce 50%, Hybrid larch 20%, Scots pine 15%, open ground 10% and Silver birch and Rowan 5%. Full details are available from the selling agents.
In addition there are 13.70 ha (33.85 acres) of grass fields divided into 3 separate enclosures. This land is currently let on a seasonal grazing basis.
Dipton Wood is located about 2 miles south of Corbridge, 1.5 miles south east of Hexham in the beautiful countryside on the south side of the Tyne Valley and main A69 corridor between Newcastle and Carlisle.
The wood is illustratedon the location plan within these particulars and can be found on OS sheet 1:50,000 Number 87.
There is excellent road access heading south from the A69 through Corbridge crossing the River Tyne and on to the A695. Follow signs to Dilston and Slaley on to the B6307 and Dipton Wood lies to the south and east where this road meets the B6306.
There is excellent access to the wood from the public roads and both the B6306 and the B6307 leading on to the A695 and A69 are all approved Timber Haulage routes.
Acreage: 560.79 Acres