Eccles Copse, near Crowborough, East Sussex. 2.04 acres of impressive conifer woodland with numerous recreational opportunities, 40 miles from London £25,000 (freehold) [#S1489]
A peaceful woodland with good access comprising Norway spruce and mixed broadleaves, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 miles from Crowborough.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No:
Ordnance Survey Grid References: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 485 319
- Centre of wood: TQ 496 311
Nearest postcode: TN6 1XE
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.
Eccles Copse is located amongst a wider forested area known as Cow Field not far from Ashdown Forest and 2 miles west of Crowborough in rural East Sussex.
Situated on gently sloping loamy clay soils, the towering mature canopy primarily comprises Norway spruce which was once the most common species grown for Christmas trees in Great Britain. There is also occasional Scots pine, birch and colourful rhododendron in the shrub layer below.
Towards the southern end is an array of lush mixed maturing broadleaves including sycamore, oak, beech and sweet chestnut. Some of these could be extracted for some hardwood logs for the hearth, using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence. There are also a number of open grassy areas here, which would make good spots for camping once strimmed. Patches of bluebell, foxglove and ferns embellish the ground layer, looking particularly delightful during spring.
Many woodland creatures take shelter in this peaceful setting; roe deer, badger, fox and common pipistrelle bats have all been spotted. A variety of feathered visitors such as kestrel, yellowhammer, woodpecker and many harmonious songbirds also enjoy the tranquillity of this location.
Eccles Copse benefits from good vehicular access and is situated at the end of a hard track navigable with a 2WD car.
If It Were Mine
Firstly, I would fire up the strimmer and create a nice open spot towards the southern part of the wood. The sun hits this area roughly around midday, so I would perhaps have BBQ lunches here at the weekend with family and friends. Den making with the kids among the marvellous tall spruce is also a must.
To View This Woodland
Please phone 01248 364362 (during office hours Mon – Fri) before viewing for the padlock code referred to in the directions. You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you print 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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- Heading north from the A26 crossroads in the centre of Crowborough, take the fork left almost immediately after onto St John’s Road towards The Horder Centre A & E and St John’s Church.
- Continue along St John’s Road passing the entrance to The Horder Centre on the left and passing between two Ashdown Forest 40 mph signs.
- After 1.8 miles turn sharply left onto the B2188 at the forked junction, towards Maresfield, Uckfield and Lewis.
- Continue southwest along the B2188 for one mile and you will see some steel gates on the left with a secondary steel gate 15 metres further on (point Z on the plan below). Please contact the office for the padlock access code.
- Continue through the gates (if they are locked, please close and lock the gates behind you) passing the large wood chipping storage facility on the right and through some timber stacks.
- After 340 metres, continue down the track through the wider forest passing further timber stacks and one of our Woods4Sale signs on the right.
- After 0.8 miles, turn left and cross over a large stone bridge (point Y).
- Continue up and along the track for 350 metres and you will arrive at a forked junction in the track (point X), where another track spurs into woodland with a wooden five bar 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, neither obstructing the gate nor any of the tracks.
- Walk through the smaller gate closing it behind you (sorry, we do not provide keys for viewings), 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 on the right (point C), indicated by blue paint on a wooden post set back off the track.
- The east boundary is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The south boundary is indicated by red paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The west boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts.
- The north boundary is indicated by blue 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 WXYZ and XABC.
- A right of way is reserved along the short section of track CD for the benefit of the adjacent woodland.
- 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 (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
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.