Bowyer Wood, near Royal Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex. 8.1 acres of lofty conifer and broadleaves in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 15 miles from junction 5 of the M25. £119,000 (freehold) [#S1815]
A wonderful Scots pine and birch woodland with a smattering of mixed broadleaves with roadside frontage.
TN3 9NZ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point A): ///spinners.connected.move
Entrance (point C): ///equality.riverbed.reporting
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 188
- Roadside gate (point A): TQ 554 375
- Roadside gate (point C): TQ 551 376
- Centre of wood: TQ 553 375
Located 3 miles southwest of Tunbridge Wells in rural East Sussex, Bowyer Wood forms part of a larger forested area and represents a delightful wooded environment. In addition, Broadwater Warren Nature Reserve lies 200 metres to the south as the crow flies.
The mature canopy is situated on mostly level loams with gentle slopes in areas and chiefly consists of majestic Scots pine to the southeast and northwest with stems of birch towards the middle. Scots pine grows well in southeast England producing a clear narrow-ringed timber, suitable for joinery work. Many stems in this woodland are of excellent form with good girth. You will also find a number of Norway spruce, sweet chestnut, beech and oak, all adding a further element of variety and charm to the wood. In the shrub layer below, you will find lush holly and rowan. A new owner could mill a pine or two on site for woodwork projects.
Through spring and summer, random patches of primrose, foxglove and bracken decorate the ground layer. As well as a network of internal paths, there are some earth bunds that offer a sense of privacy to the woodland which would be ideal for occasional camping.
Regular woodland mammals visiting the wood include deer (both fallow and roe) wood mouse, hare, badger and fox. The feathered population includes sparrowhawk, owl, redpoll, sedge warbler and a range of other tuneful songsters.
If It Were Mine
Bowyer Wood offers plenty of recreational possibilities. Learning bushcraft skills to make dens, selecting some of the beech for the burner at home, putting up bird boxes and trail cameras to record the woodland visitors along with camping and star gazing would keep me busy!
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
- Leaving Royal Tunbridge Wells, travel south along the A26 towards Lewes passing Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre on the right, just before the railway bridge.
- After approximately 1 mile, turn right at the junction, (a staggered crossroads) onto Broadwater Forest Lane, signposted for Groombridge and High Rocks.
- Continue along Broadwater Forest Lane through the wooded area.
- After 700 metres turn right at the fork junction onto Fairview Lane signposted for High Rocks and Crestala Fencing, opposite an entrance with some wooden gates set back from the road.
- Continue for 235 metres and turn left at another fork junction onto Lodge Lane, signposted for Langton Green and Crestala Fencing.
- After 425 metres you will arrive at a wooden single bar gate on the left, just after a large open space in the woodland, indicated by a painted orange X on a tree and our Woods4Sale sign (point A on the plan below).
- Please park in a safe place taking care to not obstruct any through traffic nor access.
- Walk round the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and the woodland is on the right, indicated by a wooden name sign.
- The northeastern boundary is the wire fence with council road beyond.
- The southeastern and southwestern boundaries are defined as 3 metres from the centre of the track.
- The short northwestern boundary is indicated by maroon paint on occasional wooden posts set back from the track.
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 at all times and for all purposes over the route ABC.
- 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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.