Foxridge Wood, near Ashford, Kent. 0.51 acres of beautiful mixed broadleaf woodland in a rural setting, 55 miles from London. £8,000 (freehold) [#S1473]
Spectacular oak and hornbeam woodland with numerous bush craft and conservation opportunities, located 5 miles from junction 9 of the M20.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 189
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: TQ 949 429
- Centre of wood: TQ 950 427
Nearest postcode: TN26 1EW
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 amongst the wider Ancient Woodland known as Hoads Wood, Foxridge Wood lies 5 miles west of Ashford in rural Kent.
Situated on level fertile loam over clay soils, the canopy comprises majestic oak standards, hornbeam (known for its good firewood characteristics), birch and ash with hazel coppice in the shrub layer below. Some of the hazel could be fashioned into thumb sticks for walking.
The woodland is of high conservation significance and would be great for a passionate naturalist; Hoads Wood is designated as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Ancient Woodland indicators such as wood anemone, primrose and occasional bluebell create a colourful mixture over the ground layer during springtime.
Birdlife is rich with regular visitors including sparrowhawk, buzzard, tree pipit, and many harmonious songsters. Larger mammals include fallow deer, fox and badger enhancing the diversity of peaceful setting.
There is a number of spots which would make good places to hone one’s bushcraft skills and enjoy a summer BBQ. The woodland offers a range of light management and recreational opportunities for a weekend woodsman.
Foxridge Wood is subject to an Article 4 direction that amongst other matters, prohibits permitted development rights to erect forestry buildings and fences. Therefore, to erect either of these, full planning approval is required.
If It Were Mine
There is a number of trees that lend themselves perfectly to hang a hammock and absorb the woodland environment. The location is perfect to indulge in the increasingly popular mindfulness activity of forest bathing. When feeling more active, some bush craft activity would also certainly happen.
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 Hothfield, continue south towards Bethersden along Fridd Lane keeping the long red brick wall on the left.
- After 1.3 miles, turn left at the black Belmont Business Centre sign, towards Bethersden and Tenterden.
- Continue along Fridd Lane for 0.5 miles crossing over the railway line.
- 120 metres after the railway bridge, you will see the entrance to the wider woodland on the left, indicated by a wooden 5 bar gate with a white ‘X’ and a Hoad’s Wood sign on a tree (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a suitable safe place off the road not obstructing the entrance into the wood.
- Climb the gate and continue straight ahead bearing right after 85 metres and following the yellow arrows on trees.
- After 185 metres, turn left (point B) and continue along the track following the yellow arrows.
- After 100 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point C), indicated by our Woods4Sale sign on a tree and orange paint on a wooden post.
- The northeast boundary is the centre of the track.
- The southeast boundary is the centre of the track.
- The southwest boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwest 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 over the route ABC.
- There is a right of way for the owner of Foxridge Wood and a right reserved for the benefit of the woodland beyond, between the points CDE.
- All shared rights of way are covered by a maintenance clause, with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are some fencing restrictions.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland 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.
The woodland is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). To view the citation, click on the following link.
There is a restrictive covenant that states that ‘no hut or temporary dwelling tent caravan house on wheels or encampment (except for temporary agricultural workers) shall be placed on the property’.
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.