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Clerk Wood - SOLD, Kent - 6 ½ acres, £79,000

Clerk Wood - SOLD

With exclusive access via a single locked metal gate directly off a quiet country lane, Clerk Wood is easily accessible. The wood is flat and also benefits from two private tracks that run internally along its full length.

The east side of the wood is chestnut coppice which was last cut approximately twenty years ago. This is due to be coppiced again in approximately 8 years. Amongst the chestnut there are many mature oaks and here you will find a chestnut bench – a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Along the eastern boundary are sycamore, beech and hazel.

The west of the wood is mainly chestnut coppice again with oak standards. Here the coppice is mature and ready to be cut within the next 3 years. This would provide a useful supply of chestnut poles or firewood to a new owner. An owner could encourage a more varied and diverse wood to develop by ‘singling’ the chestnut and planting mixed native broadleaves. You can read more about this in our blog. In this side of Clerk Wood, ash, field maple, hazel, holly and hawthorn are also found. Bluebells are emerging on the forest floor and primrose are already in bloom.

The compartment that makes up the north-west of the wood (approx. ⅔ acres) contains mature beech and western red cedar. These trees are well spaced with evidence of previous regular management. The green foliage the cedar offers throughout the year provides privacy from the country lane.

The woods here at Ileden attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of great spotted woodpecker and coal tits. With fantastic access and a variety of trees, Clerk Wood offers a great opportunity to a new owner looking to manage and enjoy an ancient woodland.

Natural England designates Clerk Wood as an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) meaning it has been woodland since at least 1600AD. A small area of Clerk Wood, alongside the road, is designated a Conservation Area along with some other roadside woodland outside of the boundary, and much of nearby Adisham village.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These are both overall of Ileden Woods, of which Clerk Wood is a small part. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which lleden Wood might as a whole be managed, but only you can know what you want to achieve and what your resources are. The Management Plan is not mandatory, but it is full of good advice, and a lot of background information which will certainly be interesting and useful. We also have a report from our Professional Adviser Prof. Julian Evans, author of “Getting Started in a Wood of Your Own”. The report covers the wider area of Ileden Wood and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the area of lleden Wood which is Clerk Wood.

The cathedral city of Canterbury is approximately 7 miles away and includes the stunning Westgate Gardens and also offers an opportunity to do some punting on the Great Stour. For those interested in wildlife, with over 400 animals, Howletts Wild Animal Park is well worth a visit and is within a 15-minute drive.

Clerk Wood has recently been named after one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

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.

  • Price: £79,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, Canterbury, Kent
  • Size: 6 ½ acres for sale


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OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 209 533
Nearest post code: CT3 3LG




The boundaries of the wood are indicated with ORANGE markings.

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