SOLD: Magerick Wood £69,000 Freehold


For those seeking peace and quiet, Magerick Wood, Toutsdale, presents the ideal location to get close to nature. Out of earshot of traffic, the most frequent sounds you will hear are bird calls and the breeze in the trees.

Comprised of two distinct habitat types, Magerick Wood is both moorland and woodland. The moorland area is characterised by carpets of heather and moorland grasses with self-set pine trees growing here and there. The woodland is a beautiful mix of mostly pine and birch, with clumps of bilberry at ground level. During late summer and into autumn, berries can be harvested and make a very tasty snack, or alternatively, leave them for the resident wildlife to enjoy. Young tree saplings are coming through, perhaps the seeds have been planted by jays, who cache food for harder times, similar to squirrels.

Connected to Dalby Forest by a bridle-path running outside the wood boundary, the land has fantastic leisure opportunities for those keen on walking and biking, as well as being well part of well linked corridors for wildlife; their tracks criss-cross the moorland and pass through the wood. Roe deer can often be seen and there are several good locations for trail cameras to see what else is passing.

A bench is located a short distance from the ride-stop wood entrance. This seat gives long views over the open area, a great place to spot birds such as wrens, woodpeckers and buzzards.

Most of the pine trees are of a similar age, around 30 years old, however there are occasional large and spreading specimens that are older than this, with multiple stems and branches that are ideal for climbing.

The sky above Magerick Wood is now recognised as one of the best places to enjoy the night sky in the country. The nearby Dalby Observatories have been declared a ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ on BBC Two's Stargazing LIVE ‘, the Dalby Observatory Site has Milky Way Status. You can find out more from the Dark Sky Discovery website and Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Are marked in pink, on trees along the track on the south-western boundary. On all other boundaries markings are on wooden posts.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 36
  • Grid ref: SE 916 886
  • Nearest post code: YO13 0BS
  • GPS coordinates: 54.2857, -0.594306

Location map


Just 12 miles from Scarborough and 13 miles from Pickering.

  • Locate Snainton mid-way between Pickering and Scarborough on the A170
  • Turn north in Snainton onto Nettledale Lane next to the Peacock Hotel signed to Troutsdale.
  • Continue north for 3 miles before crossing a cattle grid and passing Cockmoor Hall Farm on the left.
  • Proceed across the common and after passing the parking area to the right of the road drop down the hill into Troutsdale.
  • At the sharp right turn follow the main road to the right signed for Troutsdale and Hackness.
  • Proceed down the hill crossing another cattle grid before reaching Troutsdale Mill in the valley bottom.
  • Continue steadily uphill and then pass through Manor House Farm.
  • After 500 metres the entrance gate is reached on the left hand side of the road. Park on the grass verge top the right of the road.
  • Proceed on foot through the bridal path gate and up the hill.
  • At the top of the hill follow the track around the bend, the entrance to Magerick Wood is a further 50 metres on the right, before Dale Top Wood which is further on.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A very peaceful location in the North York Moors National Park, with pine wood and heather moorland: ideal for naturalists or active countryside lovers looking for a quiet haven.

Managed by Dan Watson

Telephone: 07970 116 515

Email: dan@woodlands.co.uk