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Manciple Wood, Kent - 6 ½ acres, £69,000

Manciple Wood

Manciple Wood is level and only about 200 meters from the edge of a very quiet country road. Two sides of the wood overlook open fields to the south east letting in lots of light. Manciple Wood consists of two quite varying areas. There is a smaller compartment in the north which has been replanted with native broadleaf and shrub species including hazel, ash, wild cherry, sallow (also known as grey willow), whitebeam, birch and field maple. Some weeding and clearing within this area will allow the planted trees to continue to thrive and light to reach the forest floor to encourage forest flowers. Teasels are already growing abundantly in the existing areas where the sun reaches, encouraging bees when in flower, and birds when seeding.

The larger southern compartment of Manciple Wood contains mature birch which makes for excellent firewood as it is easily spit, dries easily and burns well. Amongst the birch, ferns flourish and you will find wild primrose, lords and ladies and some patches of bluebells. Within the south of the wood there are also some mature beech trees, oaks, hazel coppice and the occasional sycamore, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, dogwood and mature willow. There are some natural sunny clearings amongst the birch which would make the perfect spot for some family camping enjoying the peace and quiet around a camp fire, fuelled by the wood itself.

Manciple Wood is within the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The wood is easily accessible, a few miles away from the A2, and approximately 7 miles south east of Canterbury. It is less than an hour’s drive from the M25. Good stoned tracks provide level access off the quiet country lane, and the ride stop entrance from the stoned track on the west side of the wood allows an owner to park their car within the wood.

The woods attract many birds – buzzards have been spotted overhead but there are also reports of green and great spotted woodpecker in the woods.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. These are both on the whole of Ileden Woods, of which Manciple 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 as a whole might 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 particular area of lleden Wood which is Manciple Wood.

The cathedral city of Canterbury is approximately 7 miles away and include the stunning Westgate Gardens and also offer 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.

Manciple Wood has recently been named after one of 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: £69,000 Freehold
  • Location: Adisham, near Canterbury, Kent
  • Size: 6 ½ acres for sale


The boundaries of the wood are indicated with ORANGE markings.

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ruthandjames Ruth and James Feltham
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OS Landranger: OS No 179
Grid ref: TR 210 530
Nearest post code: CT3 3LG



Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code CT3 3LG. This will take you to within approx. ⅓ mile of Manciple Wood as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gates are: N51.235880, E1.165198. To find the wood follow the instructions below.


The boundaries of the wood are indicated with ORANGE markings.

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