As much as we love the city, sometimes getting out of Manchester is needed. We’re so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and seaside towns, often accessible via public transport, and less than an hour away. In that vein, there’s an interesting listing that’s popped up in the Peak District National Park – and it’s not a property, but a plot of land.
The incredible 29.3 acres of woodland called Brockett Booth Plantation, between the villages of Castleton and Edale, lies on the ‘Great Ridge‘, which spans four miles from the famous Mam Tor to Lose Hill. The trees that populate the plot are mainly Scots Pine and Larch, with some Oak and Ash trees for good measure, all of which stand on a fairly steep slope, meaning incredible views of the national park.
As much as it would be a dream to buy the land for the low-low price of £40,000, and build your dream house, complete with huge garage, purpose-built driveway and a jacuzzi (because why not), you may need to hold your horses.
The plot is listed on rural properties and land agents website Bagshaws, and the listing describes: “The woodland is to be kept as woodland in perpetuity and is to be managed primarily for biodiversity.”
Although this might put a spanner in the works of any potential budding architect, it does, quite rightly, ensure big-shot developers can’t come in and sweep the biodiverse land away for some overpriced, brutalist block of flats – which we’ll all be happy to hear.
In addition, it seems the land is required to retain a public path for the Great Ridge walking route the plot falls on, but it’s all part of the fun of owning beautiful Peak District land. Bagshaws states: “The woodland is also ‘Open Access Land’ and there is a concession path which follows the ridge along the northern boundary.”
The agents also make clear that the woodland plot comes without any services, so it would be difficult to create any kind of structure anyway, but if you fancy your chances of getting your hands on this beautiful plot of Peak District land, the nearest postcode is S33 8WB and the Ordnance Survey Grid Reference is SK14701 84789.
You can enquire about the land and find more details here.