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Ross Wood - SOLD, Kent - 5 ½ acres, £65,000

Ross Wood - SOLD

Ross Wood is an undulating wood, featuring chestnut coppice with oak standards, a small area of mixed broadleaf replanting and a shallow valley floor flourishing with willowherb. An ancient woodbank runs along the south of the wood, and here oaks of varying ages, hazel and holly are found. There are abundant foxgloves in the more open areas of this wood. Ground flora suggests that there are many more wildflowers waiting to emerge in the spring.

A stoned track provides good access from the road to the ride stop entrance of Ross Wood, where an owner can drive in and park their car. A short walk from the ridestop entrance a seat has been installed amongst the coppice and oak standards. Here is a chance to sit and enjoy the views and sunsets to the west across Ross Wood. There is a generous timber storage area which is shared with other owners by the main entrance gates.

The sweet chestnut was last cut in 2017. Several stacks of chestnut offcuts remain in the wood from the previous coppicing. These would provide a generous initial supply of firewood for your wood burning stove or for campfires. The ‘work programme’ in the Management Plan proposes that the sweet chestnut should be coppiced again in approximately 20 years (in order to stagger the growth with the neighbouring compartment). Alternatively, an owner could encourage a more varied and diverse wood to develop by ‘singling’ the chestnut and planting mixed native broadleaves. You can read more about this in our blog.

Ross Wood has been designated as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) by Natural England. This land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

We are fortunate to have two useful studies, which were undertaken by professionals. The Management Plan has been written by a qualified and experienced forestry professional to indicate a way in which Abbey Woods (of which Ross Wood is a part) 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 Abbey Woods and again, advice is not compulsory. Please bear in mind that not everything in either of them applies to the particular area of Abbey Woods which is Ross Wood.

Maidstone is approximately 5 miles from Ross Wood and the Grade I Listed Leeds Castle is less than 2 ½ miles nearby.

Ross Wood has recently been named after a 18th century British Royal Navy explorer.

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: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Langley, Maidstone, Kent
  • Size: 5 ½ acres for sale


The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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OS Landranger: OS No 188
Grid ref: TQ 822 514
Nearest post code: ME17 3GZ



Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code ME17 3GZ. This will take you to within approx. ⅓ mile of Abbey Wood North as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gate leading to Ross Wood off Gravelly Bottom Road are: N51.232169,E0.604547. To find the wood follow the instructions below.


The boundaries of the wood are indicated with RED markings.

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