Memphis Wood, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 2.09 acres of spectacular conifer and broadleaf woodland at the end of a private track, 40 miles from London £25,000 (freehold) [#S1400]
A superb copse containing Norway spruce, oak and beech, with good vehicular access in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 miles west of Crowborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No:
Ordnance Survey Grid References: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 495 314
- Centre of wood: TQ 497 311
Nearest postcode: TN6 1TX
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.
Located within a tranquil wider woodland known as Cow Field, Memphis Wood is not far from Ashdown Forest and 2 miles west of the town of Crowborough in East Sussex.
Situated on gently sloping loam over clay soil, the canopy primarily comprises mature Norway spruce to the west and Corsican pine to the east. Cutting through this lovely canopy is a strip of broadleaves that include sweet chestnut coppice, oak and sycamore. Occupying the south of the copse are a number of majestic oak, sycamore and beech along with a maturing black locust, known for its extremely strong durability. This area would make a lovely spot to overnight. The shrub layer below consists of birch (some of these could be suitable for fuel for the home hearth, using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence), hazel coppice and patches of colourful rhododendron. The ground layer is a delight in spring-time with coverings of bluebell, foxglove, and ferns and bracken.
A diversity of bird life such as yellowhammer, buzzard, little owl, woodpecker and many tuneful songsters enjoy the tranquillity of this location. Many woodland mammals also shelter here; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted.
Benefiting from good vehicular access, Memphis Wood lays at the end of a hard track navigable all year round with a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
Milling an occasional Norway spruce is appealing, perhaps for some useful timber to create a log store at home. It would also be tempting to further diversify the ground flora with some woodland associates. Summer BBQs and a few overnights would definitely happen too.
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 centre of Crowborough, continue south along the A26, passing the fire station and Morrisons petrol station on the left.
- After 0.5 miles turn right onto Warren Road and continue along through the residential estate through the crossroads at Rannoch Road and then Fielden Road (point V on the plan below).
- Stay on Warren Road, which will eventually change to a good hard stone track.
- After 0.7 miles the road forks at a small wooden hut with a sign attached saying ‘Home Farm’ (point W), take the fork left where the tarmac ends. Please take care driving along the track from here.
- Continue down the track passing the post box and housing development on the right, passing through a wooden gate shortly after.
- After 660 metres you will arrive at the bottom of the track with a wooden gate to the right, just as the bridleway bears left (point X).
- Drive through the gate and continue through the wider forest, following the occasional red arrows on trees and passing the lake on the left.
- After 1430 metres you will arrive at a forked junction in the track, where another track spurs into woodland with a wooden gate and some post and rail fencing set back with a Red Rock Forestry management sign attached (point A). Please park in a suitable place not obstructing any entrances or tracks.
- Climb the gate (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewing), and continue along the track.
- After 115 metres turn right (point B) and follow the track up and into the Norway spruce trees.
- After 125 metres you will arrive at the woodland to the left (point C), indicated by green, blue and orange paint on a wooden post and tree.
- The west boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees on the inside edge of the ride and track that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The south and east boundaries are indicated by red paint on occasional short wooden posts.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
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
- There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route XYZ and ABC.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
- There is a right reserved over AB and ED for the owner of the neighbouring farm on horse or by foot.
- A shared 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
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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.