WOODLAND in a Herefordshire beauty spot has been put up for sale.

The land, which extends to around 3.58 acres, and includes a former quarry, is on the market with agents Pughs with a guide price of £40,000 to £60,000

Around half of the land, which is at The Doward, near Ross-on-Wye, is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the agents said.

It currently has planning consent in place for forestry use and benefits from hop pole storage barns.

The land is due to go up for sale by public auction at Hazle Meadows Auction Centre in Ledbury's Ross Road at 2pm on April 17.

Pughs said the land is freehold and offered with vacant possession upon completion, but has no services connected.


The woodland is not far from tourist hotspot Symonds Yat.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust said The Doward Hills is around a thousand acres in size and is made up of two areas, The Great Doward and the Little Doward.

"The Doward lies at the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is home to some amazing wildlife," the trust said.

Across the area, much of which is managed as nature reserve, are ancient features and native woodlands, alongside caves, quarries, pasture, meadowland, and a hillfort.