Woodland For Sale

Marlpit Wood, Leaden Roding, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. 1.08 acres of stunning Ancient Woodland, 11 miles from junction 7 of the M11. £24,000 (freehold) [#S2053]


A lofty mature broadleaf woodland containing hornbeam, ash and hazel coppice in a rural location, 7 miles from the historic town of Great Dunmow.




1.08 acres




£24,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

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


Point A: ///onwards.grafted.silks

Centre of wood: ///warmers.unsettled.crowd

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 167  

  • Roadside gate (point A): TL 599 129
  • Centre of wood: TL 599 129 


  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale
  • Woodland For Sale


Situated to the south of Leaden Roding, one of the 8 villages and hamlets known as ‘The Rodings’, Marlpit Wood represents a wonderful opportunity for a first-time forester.

Located on level lime rich clay soils, its lofty canopy primarily comprises ash, hornbeam (some of which is coppice), oak standards and birch. Below within the shrub layer there is field maple, hawthorn, occasional willow, and hazel coppice; a handy material for bushcraft - thumbsticks and fencing hurdles come to mind!  A few of the larger hornbeam stems could be used as a good stock of fuel for a domestic log burner, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence covering the woodland.

Come spring and summer, Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebell, snowdrop, wood anemone, dog’s mercury and foxglove add colour to the woodland floor, whilst providing sustenance for pollinating insect life.

With a relatively uncluttered ground layer, areas could be cleared for occasional camping adventures with friends and family. Stars should be visible through gaps in the trees on a clear night.

The tranquil habitat attracts countless feathered visitors, including owl, woodpecker, cuckoo, greenfinch and a host of warbling songsters. Woodland mammals of all sizes have been spotted,  including deer (muntjac, roe and fallow), wood mouse, badger, fox and brown hare.

If It Were Mine

A hammock or two would work well here for overnight stays, however I would leave no trace to keep the woodland looking as nature had intended. Children would no doubt enjoy being part of storytelling around a small campfire.  I would certainly select one or two of the hornbeam for fuel. 

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, you will see a recently installed steel gate set back on the left-hand apex of the bend with our Woods4Sale sign attached (point A on the plan below).
  • Please turn right opposite this gate and park in a safe place along the track not obstructing any traffic nor access.
  • Climb over the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and the woodland is immediately on the left of the track, indicated by a Marlpit Wood name sign a few metres beyond.


  • The northern boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The western boundary is the earth bank with ditch and council road beyond.
  • The southeastern boundary is the southeastern edge of the track, indicated by white paint on occasional wooden and metal posts which may be offset by a short distance.

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 the route AB for the benefit of the 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.

Read More

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
  • Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
  • 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.

Buy This Woodland

Maps & Plans

Woodland For Sale Regional Plan

Woodland For Sale Regional Plan

Woodland Aerial Image

Woodland For Sale Plan

Woodland For Sale Map Legend


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.

Enquire About This Woodland


Woods4Sale Ltd
Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

Woods4Sale News

woodland Mailing List

If you would like to receive news of new woodlands for sale in the UK as soon as they come on the market enter your email address here. This service is FREE.

Follow Woods4Sale


On Twitter