Unique opportunity to own a piece of Cumbrian heritage in the Palaeolithic dating Kirkhead Stone Age Caves and Woodland

We are delighted to offer the unmissable opportunity to purchase a wonderful 9.06 acre block of ancient semi-natural, deciduous woodland known as Kirkhead Wood, and the unique Kirkhead Caves, a scheduled monument with a rich history dating back to the Palaeolithic Age.

Kirkhead Caves and Woodland is situated close to the village of Lower Allithwaite, and less than two miles south west of the popular town of Grange-over-Sands. This unique parcel of Cumbria offers the new purchaser the private enjoyment of an idyllic and secluded mature deciduous woodland, along with the hidden gem of Kirkhead Caves, a scheduled monument and one of only three known Palaeolithic or Old Stone Age caves in Cumbria.

Kirkhead Caves and Woodland is offered for sale freehold through H&H Land & Estates with offers invited over £100,000.

In recent years the interest in buying UK woodland has grown significantly both as a long-term investment opportunity and for leisure / recreational purposes, and these nine acres of amenity woodland provide potential for both. For those people keen to experience the countryside first-hand and wanting to benefit from the positive impact of the great outdoors for their mental well-being, this is a perfect parcel of woodland.

These woodlands and its caves have given sanctuary and enormous pleasure to many generations, and there will undoubtedly be a great deal of interest in securing them for generations to come.

With stunning views across the coast towards Morecambe Bay to the south east, the woodland itself includes a variety of Oak and Ash, Elm, Birch, and Sycamore, and is home to a range of habitats of wildlife and flora including carpets of bluebells in the spring. It also benefits from an existing right of access from the village, but no services, and is free from any Stewardship or Management Scheme restrictions.

Excavations of the Kirkhead Cave have revealed signs of human occupation dating back at least 12,000 years, including fascinating items such as the remains of animal and human bones, late Bronze Age pottery, and flints which suggest a late Neolithic occupation. In more recent times, the cave has hosted some of the most unique parties in Cumbria, fondly known by many as the ‘rave in the cave’.

For further information please call 01539 721375 or email [email protected].