Tickly Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 3.07 acres of wonderful broadleaf woodland with vehicular access, 40 miles from London £39,000 (freehold) [#S1594]
A tranquil mature oak and sweet chestnut woodland in a rural locale with many recreational and woodland craft opportunities on the Kent/East Sussex border.
TN3 8HN (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Roadside gate: ///quack.drips.districts
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
- Roadside gate: TQ 671 348
- Centre of wood: TQ 672 347
Tickly Wood is located on the fringes of the attractive village of Lamberhurst amongst a wider Ancient Woodland, on the borders of Kent and East Sussex.
Situated mostly on level loams over clay that undulate gently toward the south, the robust canopy encompasses majestic oak standards, sweet chestnut coppice, ash, poplar, birch and occasional Scots pine. A new owner could use the valid Forestry Commission thinning licence to yield some sweet chestnut fuel. The shrub below consists of hazel coppice, holly, hornbeam, and sycamore. Ribbons of bluebell, primrose, fern, bracken and blackberry embellish the ground layer, delivering an archetypal woodland scene during warmer months.
There are a number of useful spaces that would make superb spots for camping and bushcraft. With plenty of hazel coppice to hand, a new owner could hone their woodland craft skills. Hazel is a great material for making thumb sticks for walking.
A variety of feathered visitors including greenfinch, long eared owl, treecreeper, woodpecker and numerous harmonised songbirds bask in the serenity offered in this area. Woodland mammals include deer (muntjac, roe and fallow deer), yellow-necked mouse, badger, hare and fox.
The access to Tickly Wood can be navigated along an unsurfaced track suitable for light 4WD vehicles all year round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly make use of the thinning licence and yield a good stock of chestnut logs to season for my hearth at home. One of the several spaces within the woodland will make a good spot to occasionally camp with friends and family, perhaps with a BBQ come summer. I might treat myself to an oak someday, a fabulous material to craft from!
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 Lamberhurst village, continue south through the high street passing the Chequers Inn pub, Premier shop then up the hill passing the village green towards Wadhurst, along the B2100.
- After 0.9 miles you will reach the outer edge of the village passing the entrance to Lamberhurst Furniture and J. Cannella Plant and Tool Hire on the right.
- Continue for 160 metres beyond this entrance through the last of the traffic calming measures arriving at a wooden five bar gate immediately on the left with a Red Rock Forestry sign attached (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place not obstructing any traffic nor the gate.
- Climb over the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings), following the straight track southeast.
- After 160 metres turn left at the crossroads (point B).
- Continue along the track and after 90 metres you will arrive at the woodland on both sides of the track (point C), indicated by white and yellow paint on a wooden post.
- The southwest boundary JCD is an earth bund indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, DE is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The southeast boundary EF is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden post and trees.
- The northeast boundary FG is indicated by green paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, GH is indicated by blue paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northwest boundary is HJ the fence with paddocks and residential property beyond.
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 ABC.
- A right of way is reserved over the route CG for the benefit of woodland beyond.
- There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way, with liability according to use.
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.
Third Party Rights
- Mid Kent Water Company have the right to enter the land to maintain the pipe between point XY on the plan and to make good any damage caused as a result.
- Any relics or antiques discovered within the woodland are owned by a third party.
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.