Meades Wood £55,000 Freehold


A pretty woodland with lots of features, plenty of bluebells and interesting hills and valleys, close to Maidstone and just off the A20 giving ready access. Although positioned between the M20 and A20 there's much to enjoy in this woodland.


On the higher parts there is chestnut coppice with sycamore and silver birch, running down the north eastern side is pure large chestnut coppice, a really useful resource. Running down the centre in a northerly line is western red cedar with beautiful dark green branching, the leaves being flat in the form of sprays. Several old Scots pine sit alongside these: we don't often see Scots this big as they are usually harvested at a smaller size. Both western red cedar and Scots pine have very characteristic bark.


Despite its location there's a surprising range of wildlife, this wood and others nearby are designated as a local wildlife site, and whilst this does not confer any public access it does highlight the value for wildlife and conservation. Click here for details LWS .


Meades contains remarkable topography, and might be ideal for a personal downhill mountain bike training site. Long runs zigzagging down through the trees could be made. Although not incuded in the sale it might be possible to rent the sandpit, which would add a dramatic finish to any downhill run.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is directly off Hospital Road with an interal track and parking area. A path leads up to the higher parts. The wood is private, there are no public footpaths. Walking through the wood is easy.

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.


For those not wishing to plunge downhill on a bike, the wood is on free-draining sand so would be perfect for year-round woodland and forestry activities.

Local area and history

Meades Wood is in what were the lands of the Leeds Castle Estate, now in private ownership much of the forested land having been separated from the estate.

Wood maps

Wood map


These are shown by mauve markings on trees, free-standing posts or fences.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 148
  • Grid ref: TQ 840 535
  • Nearest post code: ME17 1PZ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2515, 0.636449

Location map


Meades Wood at Leeds Castle is about 10 mins east of Maidstone and 2 miles west of Harrietsham.

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the ridestop entrance are already entered) and click on the "Go" box to get your route.

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is ME17 1PZ on the A20 as shown by the red dot on the maps.

Park in Hospital Road just by the ridestop entrance.

Coordinates are 51.252071, 0.636063

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.

A bluebell woodland with dramatic topography; a dry hill with green western red cedar for winter colour and fragrance.

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Managed by Richard Scholfield

Telephone: 07811 818 277

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