SOLD: Newton Wood £55,000 Freehold

  • Sutton-Upon-Derwent, near York, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • about 4 acres
  • Northern England


The wood is reached via a good stone track and a ride-stop entrance is situated at the start of a cleared path. In sunny spots along the way, primroses and later in the summer, foxgloves can be found in abundance.

The path leading from the ride-stop (marked in places with orange tape for ease) follows the southern side of the wood and weaves between glades to where a ready stack of firewood logs are seasoning. In one sunlit open area, a bench is ideally located for soaking up the afternoon rays and birdsong which builds to a crescendo in the springtime, with warblers, chiff-chaffs, wrens and blackbirds filling the copse with their territorial songs.

Towards the western edge, the path reaches a lovely old oak tree. This may well be the perfect spot for a swing, if one was required. Here the boundary of the wood is formed by an old hedgerow, now a thicket of mixed shrubby vegetation, dotted with larger birch, aspen and hazels, flanking the banks of a ditch and striped with animal tracks. Beyond this are farm fields. The large trees at the field edge suit birds of prey such as buzzards and owls that like to hunt along the field margins; if you’re lucky you may find an owl pellet below one such perch.

The birch, through which the circular path passes, is now about 7 metres high. These trees were cut around ten years ago for horse jumps and now the birch is perfect for kindling, pioneering poles and dens and Newton Wood may well suit buyers seeking family fun or bush-craft opportunities.

The circular route returns, towards the northern boundary of the wood and connects back with the glade closest to the ride-stop.

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.


Predominantly birch, with some alder and rowan.

At the edge of the wood a notable mature oak grows along with aspen, thorn, hazel and larger birches.


A multitude of woodland birds can be heard and seen, listen for buzzards and owls as they are often around.

Roe deer are present along with other mammals that pass through.


Glades give space for a campfire, with a plentiful supply of logs.

A bench is in a great spot to pause for a while.

A circular path passes a mature oak tree, a real focal point.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Stone tracks lead to the ride-stop entrance and a cleared path passes through the trees within the wood.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are included in the sale of the wood.

A permissive footpath runs along the track which forms the western boundary but there are no rights of way within the wood.


Newton Wood is ideal for family camping, bushcraft and/or surrounding yourself with nature.

Local area and history

A drain crosses the north western corner of the wood and this connects with the moat of ‘Giant’s Hill Motte’, a scheduled ancient, located about 50 meters away, within the wider wood. It is thought this curious mound and moat structure may have been a fortified forester’s homestead or used to defend the river crossing, though there is little documented of its history.

The area is rich with history, not far from Stamford Bridge where the battle, successfully fought by King Harold’s army against invading Norsemen, preceded the Battle of Hastings when William the Conqueror was the famous victor against an exhausted English army.

Wood maps

Wood map


The boundaries of Newton Wood are marked in pink. These are on post tops on the southern and northern boundaries (the southern boundary and eastern boundaries are formed by drains). on the eastern and western boundaries, the marks are on trees.

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 711 485
  • Nearest post code: YO41 4BY
  • GPS coordinates: 53.9279, -0.91849

Location map


Just 12 miles from York, 33 miles from Hull and 35 miles from Leeds.

For Directions From Bing Maps click here, enter your own postcode, (entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the entrance.

  • Locate the A1076 York to Hull road and at Wilberfoss take the Sutton on Derwent turn to the south
  • Continue south past Newton upon Derwent
  • Approximately half a kilometer or a third of a mile after passing Newton Upon Derwent and when Grange Farm Kennels and cattery are reached turn right on to the farm track which gives access to the Wood.
  • Enter the padlock combination code and proceed for 1 kilometre or two thirds of a mile to the woodland entrance. The woodland can be seen from the main road at the combination padlock gate.

Note: Please contact Liz Watson on 07985 548481 before visiting, for the combination code to the gate, as there is no space to park by the main road.

  • Park between the two entrance gates, please try to leave space for other vehicles to pass.
  • Proceed on foot for approximately 400 metres following the permissive footpath to the north (rightwards)
  • Newton Wood is situated on the right, with pink markings, just after the tree-house.

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 native broadleaved woodland, busy with birdlife and ideal for family forestry in a tranquil rural setting.

Managed by Liz Watson

Telephone: 07985 548481

Email: liz@woodlands.co.uk