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Motts Wood, Leaden Roding, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. 2.84 acres of serene Ancient Woodland in a rural locale, 11 miles from junction 7 of the M11. £57,000 (freehold) [#S1825]


A wonderful oak, ash and hazel woodland with vast scope for a hobby forester, 7 miles south of the town of Great Dunmow.




2.84 acres




£57,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

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


Roadside gate (point A): ///soft.above.rushed

Centre of wood : ///singer.shiny.brings

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 167

  • Roadside gate (point A): TL 597 127 
  • Centre of wood: TL 597 128


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Half a mile south of the village of Leaden Roding, Motts Wood is located a short distance from the ancient market town of Great Dunmow in rural Essex and is accessed through a locked gate. 

Situated amongst level lime loamy clay soils, the mature canopy encompasses oak standards (a number of which are of excellent quality), ash, hornbeam, birch, poplar, field maple and willow. Within the shrub layer you will find hawthorn along with successive younger ash and hornbeam, as well as some magnificent hazel coppice stems - some of which are estimated to be upwards of 80 years of age. The ash and hazel could definitely provide a new owner with a reasonable stock of logs. Come spring and summer the ground layer is brimming with Ancient Woodland indicators including bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove and dog’s mercury, providing sustenance for our essential pollinators.

There are a number of areas that could be cleared for camping and bushcraft. Some of the stems would also be perfect for a hammock - lovely for the warmer months of the year.

Muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare have all been spotted amongst the trees.  Feathered visitors include green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and many harmonious songsters, all enjoying the tranquillity found here.

If It Were Mine

A rope swing off a sturdy tree limb would be great fun for the young and young at heart. I would consider putting up a few bird boxes and perhaps a trail camera or two to observe the rich wildlife population here. Occasional overnight stays are certainly a tantalizing thought!  

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) and you will arrive within the woodland.


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

  • A right of way is reserved over ABC for the benefit of woodland beyond.
  • 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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