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Woodland for sale in Dearham

Moorside Wood, Dearham Moorside Wood, Dearham, Cumbria, CA15 7RN
For sale
£175,000 Guide Price

COMMON USE CLASS: Sui_generis_1

This property is marketed by:
Davidson & Robertson


Moorside Wood in west Cumbria is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an established predominantly native broadleaf wood with a mature block of conifer. The site extends to about 35.65 acres (14.43 hectares).

  • Ideal natural capital opportunity
  • Views to the Lake District National Park
  • Potential management opportunities
  • Former open cast mine

Maryport – 1.8 miles

A595 – 4 Miles

Cockermouth – 5 miles

Carlisle – 29 miles


The woodland is set amongst farmland located approximately 0.5 miles southwest of Dearham and 0.5 miles south of Ellenborough.


Access is taken off the A594 via a concrete and stone track.


Moorside wood is a former open cast mine that has been transformed into a predominantly native broadleaf woodland with a mature block of Sitka spruce. The majority of the land was planted in 2003 and is well established. The woodland would be an ideal natural capital or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) asset.

There are future management opportunities available such as thinning and opens space management subject to permissions. The woodland may benefit from management and maintenance grants offered by the Forestry Commission.

The Woodland briefly consists of:

  • 30.6 acres (12.38 hectares) consisting of predominantly native broadleaves and mixed conifers
  • A block totalling 4.76 acres (1.93 hectares) of predominantly native broadleaves with larch and lodgepole pine.
  • Conifer block totalling 0.29 acres (0.12 hectares) consisting of predominantly mature sitka spruce with some veteran broadleaves.

The property is a ‘Walkers Welcome’ woodland and has footpaths across the site.

Environmental Schemes

The majority of the woodland was planted under a Community Woodland creation scheme as part of Forest Futures programme in 2003. There are further potential grants available such as the Woodland Management Grant and Woodland Maintenance Grant from the Forestry Commission.

Sporting Rights

Any sporting rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned by the vendor.

Mineral Rights

To the extent they are included within the vendor’s title.

Title Plan


Local Authority

Allerdale Council

Allerdale House



CA14 3YJ

Tel: 0303 123 1702

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and Title Deeds and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.


By strict appointment with the Selling Agents.


A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts. This will be non-refundable in the event of the transaction failing to reach completion for reasons not attributable to the vendors or their agents.


Richard Miller

Burnetts Solicitors

Victoria House

Wavell Drive




Tel: 01228 552222

Date of Entry

By mutual agreement.

Important Notes

Method of sale & closing date

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty. Offers should be submitted to [email protected] or to Suite 7M, Lakeland Business Park, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UQ. Should an offer be submitted to the office address please also confirm via telephone or email due to current COVID 19 circumstances. The Vendor reserves the right to change the method of sale, sell the property without any prior notification or change the closing date. Prospective purchasers are therefore advised to register their interest with the selling agents, following an inspection and having carried out suitable due diligence with regards to the subjects. The Vendor and their agents reserve the right to exclude, withdraw or amalgamate any of the land shown at any time. The Vendor and their agents also reserve the right to generally amend the particulars of sale. The agents also reserve the right to conclude negotiations by any other means at their discretion and a degree of flexibility is available to prospective purchasers. A closing date for offers may be fixed. The Vendor is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer, or go to a closing date.

Third Party Rights and Easements

The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, easements, wayleaves and others, whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof. There are rights of way across the site and is subject to ‘Walkers Welcome’ scheme. There is a right of way in favour of an adjacent landowner over the access track between points marked A and B on the plan for all purposes with or without vehicles. Furthermore, it is understood thatthere is a licence in place for a 3rd party to use part of the track to access adjacent land. Please contact the Vendor’s Solicitor for further information.

Important Notice

Davidson & Robertson for themselves and for the Vendor(s) or Lessors(s) of the property described in these particulars, whose agents they are, give notice that:-

1. These particulars are produced in good faith as a general outline only and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.

2. No person in the employment of Davidson & Robertson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to this property on behalf of the Agents, nor into contract on behalf of the Vendors.

3. It is the responsibility of any prospective purchaser or lessees to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any information upon which any prospective purchaser or lessee relies on in making an offer or bid. The making of any offer or bid for this property will be taken as an admission by the prospective purchaser or lessee that he has relied solely upon his own personally verified inspection and enquiries. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred by prospective purchasers in viewing the property or in the event of any property being sold or withdrawn.

4. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and other details are given without responsibility and should not be relied on as statements of fact and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. Descriptions of the property are subjective and are published as opinions and not statements of fact. They are not intended to be binding on the Vendors of their Agents.

5. Nothing in these particulars is to be regarded as a statement that the property is in good structural, agricultural or horticultural condition, nor should any statement be taken as a warranty to be implied that any services, appliances, equipment, installations or facilities on the property are in good working order. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of all such matters.

6. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that they have not entered into an agreement to purchase in reliance on any statement contained in these particulars, that they have satisfied themselves as to the content of each such statement by inspection, enquiry or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Vendors of their Agents in respect of the property.

7. Any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars or any correspondence relating thereto shall not entitle the Purchaser to rescind or to be discharged from any Agreement to Purchase nor shall it entitle either party to compensation or damages, or give either party any cause of civil action.

8. The property is sold with all faults and defects whether of condition or otherwise and neither the Vendors nor their Agents will be held responsible for such faults and defects.

9. The photographs printed in these particulars show only certain parts of the property and they were not necessarily taken when the particulars were produced.

10. Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by the Vendor and their Agents in good faith. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority into such matters.

11. These particulars have been prepared in good faith and in accordance with relevant legislation at the time of writing.

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