An accessible block of commercial mixed forestry
Wicken Wood is situated to the north west of Wicken near Milton Keynes on the Northamptonshire / Buckinghamshire border.
Wicken Wood is a ring fenced block of 193.96 acres (78.4 hectares) of mixed deciduous and coniferous woodland that will be of interest to amenity buyers and forestry investors alike.
Originally forming part of Whittlewood Forest, a large medieval Royal hunting forest, Wicken Wood comprises five named areas of woodland; Wicken Wood, Notamore Copse, Libby Wood, Great Clouts and Little Clouts. In this respect, the whole of Wicken Wood is classified as either Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) or Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS).
The wood principally contains mixed broadleaves, the majority of which were either planted in the 1950s or 1990s. Oak and Ash are the predominant species with an understorey of Hazel and Hawthorn. Birch, Corsican Pine and Scots Pine are found in places.
Opportunities exist for buyers to generate income through thinning of some of these Compartments over the next 5 to 10 years.
Compartment 2e contains Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce planted in 1950 that could be felled within the next 5 to 10 years.
The woodland takes direct road access off the Wicken to Lillingstone Lovell road at points X and A. Access X is the primary
access point and there is an area of hard standing which provides a stacking / parking area that links in with the main stoned track.
Access A is provide access to a grass ride linking it with the stoned track at point Y.
The wood is served internally by a stoned track between points X-Y-Z, along with unmade rides and racks. There is a stoned stacking area at point Z in the north west corner of Compartment 3a.
Elevation ranges from about 105 metres to 115 metres above sea level. Average rainfall in the area is in the region of 25-26 inches.