SOLD: Broom Wood £139,000 Freehold


Broom Wood lies on a south facing slope, mature chestnut on the upper levels and hazel coppice below, with oak beech, yew and ash. A truly beautiful woodland but also packed with wildlife; the colony of herb paris being the most notable example. Although rather unremarkable its value is in its rarity. Observing the woodland throughout a year will show all the rare and beautiful woodland plants, many of which only appear in the spring and early summer.

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The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Oak, beech, silver birch, field maple, ash, hornbeam all mixed in with large areas of hazel coppice. Old man's beard, a clematis, thrives on the chalk, climbing high into the canopy. Yew is frequent on the slopes where chalk is most obvious.


An assessment of the high conservation value of these woods is described in the SNCI citation, (a site of nature conservation interest), CLICK HERE, for full details. The quality of the landscape is described by the Kent Downs AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) designation.

Some of the beech trees are very old and nearing the end of their active lives and are now at a stage where they are providing homes for the many invertebrates and fungi feeding on decaying wood.


From the ride stop at the main entrance the wood opens up into well-spaced trees with large areas dominated by dogs mercury, from here a track winds up the slope to the upper reaches of the woodland.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to Broom Wood is almost ½ mile along a private forest track, A-B on the plan, although a fair distance, it is a very pleasant woodland walk. There is a full right of way in perpetuity, from the public highway in Garlinge Green at point A. The track is hard and suitable for most (but not low ground clearance) vehicles.

Rights and covenants

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


Much of the ash has been removed from the more level areas resulting in a more parkland-like habitat although rather than grass the woodland floor is covered in dogs mercury. Other more inaccessible areas still have ash.

Local area and history

Garlinge village name derivation is obscure but may be Old English from Geon-ling (gren-hlinc), meaning green lynch, (green hill or green bank) evolving through Grenling, Grelinge or Gerlinge, Grellnch, Garlyng and Garlings to its present form.

Around Canterbury, much of the land is covered by very extensive areas of woodland. Looking in a south-west direction down from high on Chartham Downs, you can see spread out below the huge forest areas including Denge, Pennypot, Eggringe, Capel and several other smaller woodlands - in total some eight square kilometres of semi-natural ancient and PAWS (plantation on ancient woodland sites) woodland.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 179
  • Nearest post code: CT4 5RT
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2235, 1.01364

Location map


Broom Wood is just 5 miles south west of Canterbury and 12 miles north east of Ashford.

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, the coordinates for Garlinge Green are already entered.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is CT4 5RT shown as a red dot on the location plans.

The coordinates for your satnav are N51.232875, E 1.025083.

These will take you to the grass triangle at the centre of Garlinge Green with its red phone box. Park here then, using download plans ;

  • walk down the narrow road with the "no through road" sign near the phone box
  • pass by the farm buildings on the left
  • pass to the side of the metal field gate at A
  • go straight on (don't take the footpath which dives down to the right)
  • follow the track, level, up then down the slope
  • the public footpath joins the track from behind right
  • then after about 20 metres take the left fork
  • then it's a long walk, about 700 metres until you will see mauve marked posts and shortly after the ridestop entrance to Broom Wood. There is a name plate and a 'For Sale' sign.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Full of wildlife, timber and firewood, Broom Wood is set in beautiful wooded landscape, surrounded by large areas of woodland.

Managed by Richard Scholfield

Telephone: 07811 818 277

Email: [email protected]