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Buckwell Wood, Leaden Roding, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. 1.85 acres of broadleaves in a rural locale with recreational possibilities, 11 miles from junction 7 of the M11. £45,000 (freehold) [#S2191]


Magnificent Ancient Woodland with oak, hornbeam and hazel coppice, 7 miles south of the historic town of Great Dunmow.




1.85 acres




£45,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

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


Roadside gate (point A): ///harder.whisk.sleeping

Centre of wood: ///glue.glaze.extra

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 167  

  • Roadside gate (point A): TL 599 128 
  • Centre of wood: TL 600 128


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Lying south of the village of Leaden Roding, Buckwell Wood forms part of a larger Ancient Woodland, indicating there has been tree cover since at least the 1600s. Access is through a locked gate and along an upgraded track.  

Encompassed by level lime rich and loamy soils, the majestic canopy consists of oak standards, ash, hornbeam, field maple, willow and the occasional elm - somewhat of a rarity in woodlands today. Within the shrub layer below are some magnificent examples of old hazel coppice, likely to be 70 years of age or older - this could have many uses including bean poles, thumb sticks and charcoal. A new custodian could make use of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence and yield some hornbeam logs – perfect for the home hearth once seasoned.

During the warmer months the ground layer is festooned with bluebell clumps, wood anemones, primrose, honeysuckle and dog’s mercury, adding a splash of colour whilst providing nourishment for the insect life found here.

The woodland could lend itself to bushcraft and other similar activities, with potential space, if cleared, for onsite milling.

Mammals including muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare are often seen making their way between the stems. The tranquil location also draws countless feathered guests including owl, woodpecker, greenfinch and an array of acoustic songsters; the dawn chorus must be quite special if one were to overnight.

If It Were Mine

Camping here is a tantalising thought, perhaps using hammocks between trees. Hornbeam fuel would certainly be placed towards the top of the jobs list; I would bring a log spitting trailer to the wood for this. A bench or two might be nice here for use at family barbeques.

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 passing a gate with our Woods4Sale sign attached almost immediately after on the left (point A), please park in a safe place just beyond not obstructing the track on any access points.
  • Climb over the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings) and the woodland is immediately to the left of the track, indicated by the wooden name sign beyond.


  • The north boundary is indicated by an earth bank, with ditch, verge and council road beyond.
  • The east boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
  • The south and southwest boundaries are the southern edge of the track, indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees that 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

  • There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XA.
  • 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.

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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
  • 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)

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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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