Wilding Copse, near Horsham, Surrey. 1.76 acres of spectacular broadleaves and conifer in a rural setting, 35 miles from London. £27,000 (freehold) [#S1350]
A lovely broadleaf and conifer woodland comprising oak, birch and Norway spruce, well located with good access.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 187
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 053 343
- Centre of wood: TQ 056 340
Nearest postcode: RH12 3BQ
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Wilding Copse is a delightful maturing woodland forming part of a wider gated forest close to the West Sussex border, 11 miles from Guildford.
This serene wood is located on level loamy clay soils with a canopy of oak, birch, cherry, ash and occasional Norway spruce. Flanking the eastern boundary are a number of majestic willow, a lovely species known for its strength and light weight, often used for cricket bats. The lush shrub layer beneath consists of hazel coppice (useful for thumb sticks!), hawthorn and regenerating ash thickets. Come spring, the ground layer is awash with colourful flora including bluebells, primrose, wood anemone and common dog-violet, creating a beautiful woodland scene amongst the stems.
Many woodland creatures take shelter in this calm setting; deer (fallow and roe), fox, badger, brown long-eared bat and adder have been spotted. A variety of feathered visitors, such as little owl, sparrowhawk, woodpecker and many tuneful songbirds also enjoy the tranquillity of this location.
Fringing the length of the southern boundary is an attractive and open grass ride, this would make a delightful spot for woodland recreation such as bush crafts and spoon whittling.
Wilding Copse is navigable with a 4WD vehicle all year round and a 2WD in all but the wettest of weather.
If It Were Mine
Summer evenings with occasional BBQs and overnights would definitely feature in my plans, perhaps along the grass ride to the south. I would also remove the remaining tree shelters, then consider yielding a little birch and ash for firewood.
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 Guildford, continue south along the A281 passing through Bramley.
- After 10 miles you will reach the village of Alfold Crossways, continue through the village along the A281, passing the BP petrol station on the right.
- 0.7 miles after passing the BP petrol station, the road dips just beyond the entrance for RGH Supplies with a turning on the right, indicated by orange Xs on a Public Footpath signpost (point X on the plan below).
- Turn right off the road and please park carefully in a suitable safe place not obstructing the steel gates.
- Walk round the gates (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue south along the track, passing a large agricultural barn on the left.
- After 360 metres you will see our Woods4Sale sign on a steel gate (point A).
- Climb over the gate and continue along the wide soft track for 230 metres and you will arrive at Wilding Copse to the right of the track, indicated by a short wooden post with blue paint (point B).
- The east boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts, a fence post and tree stool on the inside edge of the track.
- The south boundary is the tall deer fence.
- The west boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts, fence posts and trees.
- The north boundary is the edge of the track indicated by the low earth bund.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are excluded from the sale.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route XAB.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BC.
- There are no public rights of way in 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:
- 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
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.