SOLD: Leenen Wood £109,000 Freehold


Quiet and secluded set in the upper parts of the High Weald with extensive views over open countryside.


Scots pine and western red cedar to the north give way to beech, birch and mature chestnut coppice further south. Oak is also present at the north east, occasional else where. Understory is hazel and birch.


Deer wander through 'their' woods, trails show their regular routes and scrapes, their resting places. Birds, from wrens to buzzards are in abundance and can be heard in spring defining their territories.

Amazing display of bluebells spread blue throughout the wood as trees leaves start their emergence.


A small pond is found by the ridestop entrance but does, like most ponds, need cleaning out and opening up to some light.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is over a long private track leading from the B2096 Netherfield Road, through private woodland as far as the ridestop and name sign marking the boundary of Leenen Wood.

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.

Mineral rights are reserved, see below, but can only be extracted by underground working.


Collecting firewood, camping, bushcrafting, woodturning or just enjoying the landscape and getting to know the intricacies within.

Local area and history

The most significant event was obviously the Norman invasion in 1066, the town of Battle being at the centre. This is '1066' country. The other significant event was the discovery of gypsum in 1872 and has been mined ever since. Its main use was in plasterboard as a building material, but now is mainly used as an additive in the cement industries. The seams are very deep, between 100 and 300 metres, and the mining has little effect at the surface.

The Netherfield area was a very important region for the mining of iron ore and the production of iron from about 1600 to 1800. The local furnace, called Beech, was a source of the iron used in many of the cannons produced over this period. The charcoal produced from local wood was an important part of the iron smelting process. After your exploration of Leenen Wood you might like to visit The White Hart. The nearest railway station is at Battle-about 4 ½ miles.

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. 199
  • Grid ref: TQ 706 194
  • Nearest post code: TN33 9QL
  • GPS coordinates: 50.949, 0.428149

Location map


Leenen Wood at Darwell is just west of Netherfield and about 4 miles north west of Battle in East Sussex.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates of the entrance gate are already entered). Park to one side of the gate.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN33 9QL as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N50.944301, E0.420425

Pass to one side and follow the track deep into the woodland, turn right and then left, right again and then left to pass over the stream.

Then take the path straight up the hill and look out for the track on the right (about half way up). At the end of this track walk straight over the 'cross paths' keeping Rogers Wood on the right. Walk up the gentle slope and Leenen Wood will be seen on the left.

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.

Top of the High Weald, looking out over the lower parts of the Weald. Set in the extensive forest of Darwell, home to bluebells.

Managed by Ruth and James Feltham

Telephone: 07812 165081

Email: [email protected]