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Limegarth Wood, Meathop, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria

Sold STC 54.5 ac. | £175,000

Property Description

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  • 54.6 acres (22.1 hectares)

Key features

  • A scarce habitat of relatively undisturbed broadleaved woodland on limestone.
  • The site supports an outstanding assemblage of plants and invertebrates.
  • A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Favourable Condition.
  • 100+ year native Lake District woodland.
  • Notable views over the north-western shore of the Kent Estuary towards Arnside.
  • A diverse assemblage of ground flora including bluebells, orchids and a variety of herbs amongst others.
  • A history of use for fundamental research into woodland ecology and formally included in long term studies under the International Biological Programme
  • Abundance of wildlife and tranquillity.
  • Of interest to local land and property owners, investors and those wanting to acquire 'a piece' of the Lake District to enjoy.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful native woodland of high biodiversity and amenity value located in the South Lakes.
Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and protected Limestone Pavement Order Site.
Oak, Ash, Hazel, Birch, Beech, Sycamore, Yew & Lime. About 54.58 acres (22.09 hectares)

Limegarth Wood lies approximately 2 miles north-east of Grange-over-Sands in the Lake District National Park. Rising to around fifty metres above sea level the scenic woodland overlooks the north-western shore of the Kent Estuary and towards Arnside.

The site has a long history of use for fundamental research in to woodland ecology and the outstanding assemblage of plants and invertebrates on show present clear evidence of this.

Access to the woodland is through the existing field gate off Meathop Road, over the adjoining neighbour's pasture, as marked purple on the site plan attached. Within the woodland there are various woodland tracks to follow.

The woodland is home to a variety of wildlife and large quantities of ground flora, making a fine display in the spring. Limegarth Wood has been recognised as a scarce British habitat of undisturbed native woodland located on limestone. The property is therefore designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and subject to a Limestone Pavement Order (LPO).

Central to the wood is the remnants of a former Tower which is led to by an historic woodland track.

The property offers a great opportunity to purchase 'a tranquil piece of the Southern Lakes' that has a great deal of biodiversity value.

Take the A590 west from Levens, at the roundabout take the first left on to the B5277 towards Lindale. After 100m turn left towards Meathop. At the Meathop T-Junction turn right towards the Caravan Site, continue 1000m and the access to Limegarth woodland will be immediately on your left, directly across the roadside pasture.

Limegarth Woods lies approximately 2 miles north east of Grange-over-Sands, in the Lake District National Park. As shown edged red in the sale plan.

Vacant possession on completion.

SD 43632 79543

The buyers will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all boundary walls and fences.

Meathop Wood (Unit 4) - Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Meathop Fell - Limestone Pavement Order

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park Authority: 01539 724555.

The woodland may be viewed at any reasonable time, provided a copy of these particulars are in possession.

Anyone viewing the woodland is respectfully asked to ensure that any gates are securely closed, there may be livestock present on the neighbouring land.

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Added on Rightmove:
01 July 2016

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