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Riddling Wood, East Sussex - About 5½ acres, £45,000

Riddling Wood

Description: Bounded on two sides by mature broadleaved trees most of the internal area of Riddling Wood has been replanted 20 years ago. Natural regeneration of birch and willow has accompanied the planting. Previously considered as a plantation on an ancient woodland site, by now with the development of the native broadleaves and the recolonisation of the ground flora we can assume it's well on the way to being a semi-natural ancient woodland. Bluebells are here in abundance.

Here is a wood an active owner can do something to, thinning the birch to favour the best, freeing the oak and beech of willow and birch competition, gentle pruning of the oak and birch to improve their 'form'. From the roadside a gate opens to an internal track leading to the inner parts of the wood where there is a substantial opening under the low voltage power line.

Soils are relatively thin over sandstone: dig a little and the brown of the stone becomes apparent. The great advantage is most of the ground is free-draining, warms up quickly in spring and can be worked in winter. And there's a ready supply of stone for track making.

Richard Jeffries, an 19th century nature writer, enthused about the landscape around Crowborough which at his time was a popular place for the wealthy. 'Croh' in Old English meant saffron or golden-yellow colour, and 'berg' meant hill. Gorse grows in profusion in the Crowborough Beacon area, and its yellow flowers probably contributed to the meaning and derivation of Crowborough. The fine landscape here is a natural contribution to the High Weald AONB area of outstanding natural beauty.

Access: the route though Limekiln Forest is a public highway although it is shut off to motorised traffic except for those using it to access their land. Access into Riddling Wood is directly off this road. There is a public footpath along the western boundary.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Boars Head, Crowborough, East Sussex
  • Size: About 5½ acres for sale

Boundaries:

These are indicated with blue markings on boundary trees, fence posts and free standing posts. To the northeast are posts. On the west there is a boundary bank supporting beech, hornbeam, birch trees. To the southeast the boundary is fenced and is the edge of the track.

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Local manager

richard Richard Scholfield
07811 818 277
richard@woodlands.co.uk

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 535 311
Nearest post code: TN3 9LQ

Maps

Directions

Riddling Wood at Boars Head is about 2 miles east of Crowborough in East Sussex.

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, (the coordinates for the access barrier are already entered) and click on the "Go" box.

Park to one side of the barrier, please do not block the roadway. Ignore the no parking signs, they are ours!

2. For SatNav the nearest postcode is TN3 9LQ and coordinates for satnav are

N51.066176, E0.202172

Boundaries:

These are indicated with blue markings on boundary trees, fence posts and free standing posts. To the northeast are posts. On the west there is a boundary bank supporting beech, hornbeam, birch trees. To the southeast the boundary is fenced and is the edge of the track.

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