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Hello from Mcr

Postby sweeperliam » Wed May 27, 2015 8:10 pm


I don't own a wood (yet!) but am trying to find out as much as possible before taking the plunge. I'd love a space to 'get away from it all' with my little girl, just a couple of acres, and hopefully give a little something back to nature by looking after and taking good care of the wood. I'm looking within an hour of Manchester really (live near Stalybridge) so I can be there most weekends when it isn't freezing.

I'll likely be asking lots of 'newbie' questions over the next few weeks and months, nice to meet you all!
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Location: Carrbrook, Stalybridge, East Manchester

Re: Hello from Mcr

Postby SimonFisher » Thu May 28, 2015 10:44 am

Hello and welcome.

Nice to hear from you. We were new to all of this too when we bought our first woods in 2006 and then our second in 2008 - one of the best things were ever did.

Look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Best wishes with your quest for your own little bit.

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Re: Hello from Mcr

Postby splodger » Thu May 28, 2015 8:52 pm

hi sweeperliam and wlcome

manchester seems a world away from me nowadays - but i have been there on several occasions, so can appreciate your wish for a bit of outdoors / natural peace. ;)

re "newbie questions" - etc. i am sure that the friendly and obliging folk that frequent the boards will be more than happy to answer your questions / queries. 8-)
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Re: Hello from Mcr

Postby sweeperliam » Fri May 29, 2015 10:36 am

Thanks Simon and Splodger,

Thankfully I live right on the very edge of Greater Manchester with the Pennines outside the living room window, 2 minutes walk from my front door and you're in the middle of nowhere but owning my own wood would be wonderful and give a real sense of getting away. I am guilty of the odd wild camping trip too around the reservoirs near me, sorry United Utilities!
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Location: Carrbrook, Stalybridge, East Manchester

Re: Hello from Mcr

Postby Campievanner » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:29 pm

I know how you feel we live in Manchester too but near to Old Trafford.
We looked for a long time but couldn't find anything nearby so ended up with a piece in South Yorkshire - about 1.5 hour door to tree. We have had it since Christmas and have just submitted my TPO paperwork today.
Good luck with your search.
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Location: Manchester

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