SOLD: Monkswood Wood £95,000 Freehold


A compact woodland between and above the A20 and M20 in an easy to reach part of Kent where there are many intriguing features. The soil is very sandy and free-draining - in places the sand has been extracted leaving a shallow quarry.


Much mature western red cedar, a plantation of bird cherry, widespread silver birch, some sycamore and occasional sweet chestnut. Several oaks including at the centre a magnificent veteran oak and the odd ash. As with all ancient trees care should be taken when standing below!


Parts are PAWS (plantation on ancient woodland sites), other areas are ancient and semi-natural woodland and in spring have a wonderful display of bluebells.

This wood and others nearby are designated as a local wildlife site, this does not confer any public access but describes the value for wildlife and conservation. Click here for details LWS.


At the centre is a dramatic valley, ridges to the north and south enclose it, making this a rather private area. A bench close to this track is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the surroundings.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is off the A20 through a metal gate, there is a track running up a slope fronting the south and eastern side of the 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.


Forestry, with lots of different tree species, camping, brush crafts, wildlife photography are just some of the potential pursuits here.

Local area and history

Monkswood 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

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. 148
  • Grid ref: TQ 842 533
  • Nearest post code: ME17 1PZ
  • GPS coordinates: 51.2502, 0.638054

Location map


Monkswood 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 wooden entrance gate 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 almost opposite the gated entrance as shown by the red dot on the maps.

The simplest place to park is just north of the entrance in the layby. Please park to one end of the layby as this is also a bus stop.

Climb or squeeze past the red metal gate, follow the track around to the left and Monkswood is ahead.

Coordinates are: N51.248965, E0.639114

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 dramatic woodland with a deep central valley, surrounded by bluebells in spring.

Managed by Ruth and James Feltham

Telephone: 07812 165081

Email: [email protected]