Thumpers, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 2.58 acres of mature broadleaf woodland in a rural location, 40 miles from London £35,000 (freehold) [#S1616]
A peaceful woodland with oak, sweet chestnut and ash with vehicular access and recreational opportunities on the frontier of Kent and East Sussex.
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
Situated on the edge of Lamberhurst village, Thumpers is encompassed by a wider Ancient Woodland on the Kent and Sussex borders.
Located on level loamy clays, its mature canopy comprises majestic oak standards (some of which are of superb quality), sweet chestnut coppice, ash, birch, hornbeam and occasional cherry. In the shrub layer below is a mix of lush hazel, hawthorn, sycamore and holly. A new owner could certainly consider a stem or two of chestnut for logs, making use of the current Forestry Commission thinning licence. During warmer months a patchwork of woodland flora including bluebell, wood anemone, foxglove and primrose embellish the ground layer, all enjoyed by our essential pollinators.
Amongst the stems are a number of areas that if cleared would make good spots to camp occasionally, or perhaps even a BBQ from time to time during summer. A swing could be hung from a sturdy oak limb.
Woodland mammals frequently visit including badger, wood mouse, hare, fox, muntjac and roe deer. Feathered creatures include greenfinch, long eared owl, tree creeper, woodpecker and a variety of acoustic songsters.
Thumpers can be accessed along an unsurfaced track navigable with a light 4WD all year round and a 2WD car in drier months.
If It Were Mine
This is a lovely place to unwind and sit quietly observing the natural environment. I would learn some bushcraft skills; there is ample material to hand such as hazel, a versatile and flexible wood for this fun activity. Firewood would certainly be yielded.
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 you will arrive at a crossroads (point B) and the woodland is just beyond to the left, indicated by yellow paint on wooden posts and continues along to point C.
- The southwest boundary is the outside edge of the track indicated by green paint on wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
- The southeast boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden post and trees.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees, partly following an earth bund.
- The northwest boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts that may be offset by a short distance.
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 BD 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.