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Chowning Bank Wood, Kent - About 5⅔ acres, £65,000

Chowning Bank Wood
Chowning Bank Wood
Kent

An oak and chestnut semi-natural ancient bluebell woodland, that has many of the features of an ideal wood.

Sheltered and set just below the highest point of the sandstone ridge high above Kent and Sussex wooded countryside Chowning Bank Wood has a fine collection of mature oaks. The 'bank' is to the south and drops down to the level area. Most of the wood is, in spring, covered in blubells; ferns, wood sorrel and other woodland plants are seen in most parts. Hazel coppice, potential dormouse habitat, is present in the shrub layer. Much of the wood is chestnut coppice and is an ideal source of wooden poles for shelter building or fencing posts and wood products. There is enough ash, a perfect woodfuel, to provide a continual source for home woodburners. An internal track runs inside the wood from the ride-stop to the far boundary. There are clearings off this.

There is evidence of Iron Age activities with the Hill Fort further over to the east. No doubt residents of the fort would have foraged over this wood, perhaps wild food for them, fodder for their animals, wood for their fires and buildings? This area seems to be the boundary of two tribes, the Regneses and the Cantiaci. Perhaps they didn't get on so one of them needed a Hill Fort.

Access is from the old A21, now a private road and via a long forest track, an evocative and picturesque approach to the wood. A new owner will have keys to the gates enabling vehicles to access their wood.

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.

Details

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Castlehill, Tonbridge, Kent
  • Size: About 5⅔ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 188
  • Grid ref: TQ 599 434
  • Nearest post code: TN11 0QG

Boundaries:

Are shown by red markings on boundary trees and fence posts. To the north is the old fence; the east is the trackside 5 metres, with free-stanging posts, from the track centre; the south is just inside the bank and the west are markings on the trackside trees.

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Local manager

richard Richard Scholfield
07811 818 277
richard@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Sheltered and set just below the highest point of the sandstone ridge high above Kent and Sussex wooded countryside Chowning Bank Wood has a fine collection of mature oaks. The 'bank' is to the south and drops down to the level area. Most of the wood is, in spring, covered in blubells; ferns, wood sorrel and other woodland plants are seen in most parts. Hazel coppice, potential dormouse habitat, is present in the shrub layer. Much of the wood is chestnut coppice and is an ideal source of wooden poles for shelter building or fencing posts and wood products. There is enough ash, a perfect woodfuel, to provide a continual source for home woodburners. An internal track runs inside the wood from the ride-stop to the far boundary. There are clearings off this.

There is evidence of Iron Age activities with the Hill Fort further over to the east. No doubt residents of the fort would have foraged over this wood, perhaps wild food for them, fodder for their animals, wood for their fires and buildings? This area seems to be the boundary of two tribes, the Regneses and the Cantiaci. Perhaps they didn't get on so one of them needed a Hill Fort.

Access is from the old A21, now a private road and via a long forest track, an evocative and picturesque approach to the wood. A new owner will have keys to the gates enabling vehicles to access their wood.

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 599 434
Nearest post code: TN11 0QG

Maps

Directions

Please note w/c 13th May timber works are taking place at the main entrance - do be sure to proceed with caution when walking past any machinery and heed any warning signs.

Chowning Bank Wood, at Castlehill, is about 4 miles north of Tunbridge Wells centre and about 3 mles south of Tonbridge.

The new dual carriageway, the A21, is not shown on most maps so using satnav might be difficult.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN11 0QG for Castlehill Farm.

It is shown here on OS national grid; for the entrance and parking while viewing CLICK HERE

If heading south then take the exit off the A21 signed

  • "Capel,Kent College,Old Church,Pembury Walks"
  • follow the road and then turn right under the dual carriageway
  • on emerging go right, signed Private Road

If northbound then take the exit signed

  • "Capel,Kent College,Old Church,Pembury Walks"
  • continue down the hill and on the bend take the left turn - do not go under the dual carriageway

then

  • pass cottages on the left and arrive at the metal gate. This is locked but please phone for the padlock combination number. If not, park near here on the verge and continue on foot.
  • or continue by car until seeing the second metal gate on the left, by the big 'For Sale' sign. Park to one side
  • there is room to squeeze past the gate on the left, alternatively hop over it
  • walk down the track, its over ½ mile!
  • Chowning Bank Wood is ahead and to the left, there is a name sign and For Sale sign on the ridestop.

Boundaries:

Are shown by red markings on boundary trees and fence posts. To the north is the old fence; the east is the trackside 5 metres, with free-stanging posts, from the track centre; the south is just inside the bank and the west are markings on the trackside trees.

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