Lamberden Copse, near Bethersden, Kent. 2.02 acres of magnificent Ancient Woodland in a peaceful location £21,500 (freehold) [#S1453]
Beautiful hornbeam and oak woodland with recreation and conservation opportunities. Conveniently located 7 miles from junction 9 of the M20.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 189
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 918 404
- Centre of wood: TQ 919 406
Nearest postcode: TN26 3AJ
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.
Situated in rural Kent, Lamberden Copse is part of a wider Ancient Woodland located a short distance from the town of Ashford.
Located on loamy clay soils that slope gently from the northeast, levelling out towards the southwest, the canopy largely comprises hornbeam coppice (known for its good firewood characteristics), with majestic oak, sweet chestnut, ash and poplar. Below, the shrub layer consists of birch, hazel, holly and occasional blackthorn. During spring the woodland is a delight with the ground layer awash with carpets of bluebells, wood anemone, primrose and other Ancient Woodland indicators. There is a number of dry gullies towards the southwest, one of which can be crossed on foot via a rustic bridge made out of a railway sleeper. In addition, far reaching rural views are enjoyed from the northeast boundary.
Birdlife is rich with regular visitors including green and spotted woodpecker, tawny owl, warbler, tit, robin, thrush and blackbird. Larger mammals include rabbits, roe deer, fox and badger.
Of noteworthy interest, the main block of woodland featured in the filming of the ‘Darling Buds of May’, so there is some celebrity provenance too! This lovely wood lends itself perfectly as an idyllic spot for recreation or for a weekend woodsman to yield a little fuel.
Lamberden Copse is subject to an Article 4 direction that amongst other matters, prohibits permitted development rights to erect buildings. Therefore, full planning approval is required.
If It Were Mine
The location is perfect to indulge in the increasingly popular mindful activity of forest bathing. I would clear an area towards the northeast to practice a little bushcraft. There is also a number of trees that lend themselves perfectly to hang a hammock for absorbing the wonderful surroundings.
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 Ashford, exit the town west along the A28 towards Bethersden.
- After 6 miles you will arrive in the village of Bethersden.
- Once almost through the village and as the A28 bears left, turn right into School Road.
- Continue along School Road for 200 metres turn left into Wissenden Lane.
- Continue along Wissenden Lane for 0.5 miles and you will see a Woods4sale sign on a tree on the right (point A) with a green X just below it.
- The woodland is situated behind the Woods4Sale sign. Please park in a safe place off the road not obstructing traffic.
- Climb up the earth bank to enter the woodland.
- The northeast boundary is the earth bund and dilapidated fence on top, with a recent barbwire fence and fields beyond.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts.
- The southwest boundary is the earth bank between with the highway beyond.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by white 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 public footpath that cuts across the middle of the woodland.
There are no known fencing obligations.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.
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 are in a position to fund the purchase 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
- 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.