Little Dunmow Wood, Leaden Roding, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. 5.37 acres of tranquil Ancient Woodland in a rural setting, 11 miles from junction 7 of the M11. £110,000 (freehold) [#S1827]
Mature oak, ash and hazel woodland with numerous recreational opportunities, 7 miles south of the town of Great Dunmow.
CM6 1QQ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
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Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 167
- Roadside gate (point A): TL 599 128
- Centre of wood: TL 598 129
Little Dunmow Wood is part of a larger wooded area situated a short distance south from the village of Leaden Roding in rural Essex, and not far from the historic market town of Great Dunmow. Access is through a locked gate.
Located among level lime loamy clayey soil, the mature canopy includes majestic oak standards (a few of these are of terrific quality), ash, hornbeam, birch, poplar, field maple and willow. In the shrub layer below you will find hawthorn, successive younger ash and hornbeam along with lush hazel coppice - some of which are thought to be at least 80 years old. The larger hazel stems would make excellent fuel for a new owner’s log burner. Colourful Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and dog’s mercury embellish the ground layer come spring and summer.
With a bit of clearing, an open area towards the centre would make a great place for overnight stays, gazing at the stars through the break in the canopy. With farmland views, anywhere along the northern boundary would be perfect for relaxing in a hammock on a warm evening.
Owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and an array of tuneful songsters are known visitors to the wood. Mammals often seen moving through the stems include muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare.
If It Were Mine
I would think about clearing and strimming the open area towards the centre, perhaps also sowing some wildflowers to provide for our very necessary pollinators. Bushcraft would be well suited to this woodland – hazel is in abundance and a useful material for this. Hornbeam, ash and hazel make perfect fuel once seasoned.
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 (point A).
- Please park in a safe and suitable place, taking care not to obstruct the track nor any access points.
- Please climb over or walk round the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and you will arrive within the woodland to the left of the track.
- The north boundary is the top of the earth bank with ditch and farmland beyond.
- The western boundary is indicated by blue paint on woodland posts and trees.
- The eastern boundary is in part the outside edge of the track, indicated by green paint on wooden posts and trees that may be offset by a short distance, along with green paint on wooden posts and trees up to the northern boundary.
- The southern boundary is the top of the earth bank with the ditch and byway beyond.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
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 AB for the benefit of the woodland to the east.
- 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.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
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)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
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 Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.