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Roundbush Wood, Leaden Roding, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. 3.43 acres of tranquil Ancient Woodland in a rural location, 11 miles from junction 7 of the M11. £62,000 (freehold) [#S1824]


A charming ash, oak and hazel woodland with numerous spaces for woodland activities, 7 miles south of the town of Great Dunmow.




3.43 acres




£62,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

CM6 1QQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Roadside gate: ///soft.above.rushed

Centre of wood: ///mildest.gentlemen.screamed

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 167 

  • Roadside gate (point A): TL 597 127 
  • Centre of wood: TL 596 129 


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Roundbush Wood is situated half a mile south of the village of Leaden Roding and a short distance from the ancient market town of Great Dunmow in rural Essex. Access is through a locked gate and along a track and presents a great opportunity for a weekend woodsman.

Located on level lime and loamy clay soils, the mature canopy comprises oak standards, ash, hornbeam, birch, poplar, field maple and willow. Below within the shrub layer are hawthorn with successive younger ash and hornbeam as well as some magnificent hazel coppice stems; some of these are upwards of 80 years of age or even older. The ash and hazel could certainly provide a new owner with a modest stock of logs for the hearth if required. Come spring and summer the ground layer is awash with Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove and dog’s mercury, providing sustenance for our important pollinators.

Towards the west of the woodland is an open area perfect for some bushcraft by day and a place to stargaze come nightfall. Rural views are enjoyed from the northern boundary; this would make a delightful spot to sit with a book on a warm evening.

Numerous feathered visitors including green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and many acoustic songsters delight the tranquillity found here. Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare make up just a small portion of the mammal populace.

If It Were Mine

I would firstly strim and clear the open spaces within the woodland and set about sowing some wildflowers. I would also clear some of the deadwood, but leave enough to encourage an insect habitat. Setting up a few bird boxes and trail cameras is a must! My plans would definitely include occasional camping under the stars.

Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.

To View This Woodland

You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.


Residential Planning Permission

You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.

Directions & Access

  • From the town of Great Dunmow, head south along the B184 towards The Rodings and Ongar passing over the A120. 
  • Continue through the villages of High Roding and Aythorpe Roding (this village is known as Roundbush Green on some maps) passing Aythorpe Roding village hall on the right. 
  • After 5.5 miles you will arrive at the village of Leaden Roding, passing the primary school on the right and fire station on the left. 
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit left at The Country Shop and then immediately left again (onto High Easter Road) signposted for The Easters.
  • Continue along High Easter Road passing over the yellow lines that cross the road as you leave the village and passing the entrance to ‘Chill’s Bodyworks’ on the left. 
  • After 0.4 miles you will drive through woodland either side of you. As the road bears left, turn right onto the track and Byway (point X on the plan below).
  • Continue along the track and after 90 metres you will see a steel gate on the right.
  • Please park in a safe and suitable place, taking care not to obstruct the track nor any access points. 
  • From here, continue west along the track for 200 metres and you will arrive at a second steel gate on the right (point A) with a Red Rock Forestry management sign attached to it.
  • Please climb over the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings).
  • Continue along the track pasting the turn on the right (point B). 
  • After 100 metres you will arrive at the woodland ahead of you (point C), indicated by red paint on a wooden post and tree.


  • The northwestern boundary is the top of the earth bank with ditch and farmland beyond.
  • The southwestern boundary is the top of the earth bank with ditch, fence and paddocks beyond.
  • The southern boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The northeastern boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABC.
  • There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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How To Buy

This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you have funds in place before doing this):

  • The name and price of the woodland
  • Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
  • Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
  • Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
  • The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)

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Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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Company Number: 4657216.

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