Now I’ve decided the location I’m making a list of what I want to see on my plot of land.
First of all I want at least seven acres of land. I want at least three acres of fields to grow crops, keep livestock and put some buildings on. I also want a minimum of three acres to be a woodland. Access needs to be enough for a car and a caravan. I don’t want any housing estates or homes too close and I don’t want anything with a public right of way. I also want sporting rights over the land. I want it to be within an hours drive of Chester.
I don’t think that is too unreasonable.
Optionally I would prefer it with a stream running through and backing off on to more woodlands. A pond if there was enough space and something with a bit of character, a gully or rock outcroppings. I would also like something that was high up to avoid floods and see the surrounding countryside. I would also like it to be thirty minutes of Chester and access by C road only.
The plan would be to move on to that land in a caravan and stay there a couple of nights a week whilst I was working on setting things up. Building my systems and caches. I would then keep it looked after and hunt on it to keep a presence there making friends with the locals to try and stop them burning me out whilst telling them I am looking after it for Taff in South Wales.
Obviously it is flexible beyond that and I’ll see what is out there to buy.