Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Kennel Woods.................................................... re Woodlands For Sale

My walk on Saturday took me around the woods I grew up exploring.
It's been for sale for a while now ... the local parish council where reported to be considering purchasing it to save it for the village.
Well it has been broken up into smaller lots.
To my amusement the smaller plots have been given new names.

Blakemere Wood

This was known as the "Lost World" when we were kids.

It was full of invasive Rhododendrons in the 1960's........ and they are still there.

Blakemere Wood is at the southern end near the kennels of the Cheshire Hunt that give the woods their name.
It has already been sold...  £39.000 ($60,203)

There are a few signs to inform interested purchasers.

Nook Wood made me smile... the name makes no sense... other to the selling agent.
Also sold for £21,000 ($32,422).

The boundary trees have been daubed with paint to match the plans of the plots for sale.

Sandiway Wood... The village is called Sandiway... it's where I grew up...Kennel Woods is where I walked my first pet dog Whisky as a ten year old.

This plot name can be partially forgiven.... still for sale for £25,000 ($38,598).


This plot Daleford Wood is named after a parallel road a few hundred yards away over the fields.
Still for sale for £29,000 ($44.793).

I can't account for a few acres.... probably already sold.
It's all known to locals as Kennel Woods and in my lifetime always will be...  covenants and tree preservation orders appear to secure it's future... I really hope so.
Watch this space.

30 comments:

John said...

So, are you going to put in an offer?! There is woodland for sale near me and if I had the money I would buy it, but alas, I haven`t!
J
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Gary said...

I don't have much use for development of forest lands. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

TexWisGirl said...

hopefully it'll stay wooded and protected. but w/ smaller parcels...

Bob Bushell said...

Let's all wish for another 500 years that the woods to remain woods.

Fábio Martins said...

Very nice shots! O çike the trees

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Let's hope the new owners have some sense of place and won't completely desecrate the land. If that were here in Ohio, they would built nearly identical McMansions. Sigh.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

invasive Rhododendrons quote really surprised me. Are these what we know as the same rhododendron type that you might see in a botanical gardens, or home garden environment? They flower their heads off like these, and look fabulous? I guess any plant that isn't indigenous to the location, is considered invasive. Are there teams over there like our Landcare who have volunteers, dedicated to clearing toxic or noxious, or invasive plants? Are these lots allowed to be built on? I suspect not if the trees are to remain.

Pantherka said...

Sells everything, unfortunately, and forests. Mainly to the sale of forest remained in its original condition.

Susan said...

I've missed a few days, so I just want to say that I love your blog and have such a love for England. When people ask me where I would like to go the most, I say England. I love your photos, they are beautiful!

Red Nomad OZ said...

I hope this way the woods will be there well into the future! It'll be interesting to see if this strategy works! At least you've recorded its beauty while you still can.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice that it appears it will be secure for the future. Now lets hope you will not be denied access to tromp around along the tracks.

Arija said...

Perhaps this way it will be better preserved than if the Council had bought it. What the council buys, it can also sell and has the ability to change land use and subdivide. It is a bit silly to foist all those imaginary names of bits of it though.

Denise said...

What a lovely place to explore as a child.

Jean said...

Hopefully the new owners will treat these woods with respect.
Nice photos!

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, looks like a wonderful place.

Sondra said...

I dont know about you but I dont like change when it comes to areas Ive know my whole life...I want it to remain just as I recall it...HOPE the new owners Dont fence you out as happens here the wealthy own the mountains, the beach, and now they have started on the ordinary woods...Private/KeepOut/etc...

NicoleB said...

Scary!

I sure hope the woods will stay woods and not become something else :(

Btw. when I add a comment here, I still get a weird popup window...

The Herald said...

Interesting post Andrew, let's hope the new owners are not after making a quick buck, but are sympathetic to the countryside and the wildlife and look after it well...[;o)

joo said...

Hope it will stay wood after all!

Francesca said...

What a beautiful place. Reminds me of the days when I was growing up in Sicily, although Sicily is very dry and not many forests. I am following you from Rome, Italy.

NewMexiKen said...

Yes, I do hope that as much as possible is preserved. My extensive childhood birding haunts have been entirely destroyed. Very perceptive images and commentary, Andrew!

Amish Stories said...

That is a very nice piece of land, and its also nice having spent some of your own childhood there. Richard

missing moments said...

Sorry to see the loss of these beautiful woods.

barbara l. hale said...

What beautiful space! Like everyone else, I hope that the woods will be protected. The earth needs woods.

NixBlog said...

I love forests and had I money I would buys a huge tract of forest!
Your photographs are beautiful, especially the first two!

Emille said...

Hope someone buys it who'll leave it intact! Love these white birches!

Liz said...

Let's hope that the sale of these lovely woods doesn't mean a future rezoning... that would be incredibly sad.

The Glebe Blog said...

There's been a campaign to save England's Woodlands and Forests by 38 Degrees with some success. I'm not sure how it works with private woodlands.
I walk into Doonhill Woods out of my back garden, and the dawn chorus in the spring is beautiful.
There's quite a lot of legislation covering tree felling these days.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I hope the preservation orders work! Strange and sad development names over on this side of the pond too...near where we used to live in Oregon they bought and tore out a lovely filbert (hazelnut) orchard..all of the streets have fruit and nut orchard sort of names; although there is NOTHING remaining of what was there. "Paved Paradise and put in a parking lot" always comes to my mind.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone shed any light to why tere is a caravan covered i over with camouflage netting inside a secure compound just inside the wood??

Seems a bit odd.