Swoop Wood, near Hurst Green, East Sussex. 1.77 acres of lovely conifer and broadleaves with good access, 9 miles from Hastings. £36,000 (freehold) [#S1884]
A magnificent blend of oak, hornbeam and Norway spruce in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells.
TN32 5SH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 199
- Roadside gate: TQ 772 220
- Centre of wood: TQ 768 220
Part of a wider gated forested area, Swoop Wood lies 5.5 miles southeast of the attractive village of Robertsbridge in rural East Sussex.
Located among gently sloping loamy clay soils, the canopy principally consists of Norway spruce and occasional Scots pine to the west with a mixture of broadleaves to the east including majestic oak, hornbeam, birch, poplar and beech. Some of the hornbeam could serve as a good fuel source, making use of the Forestry Commission thinning licence in place. In the shrub beneath is occasional hazel coppice, hawthorn and regeneration of beech. The ground layer is covered with colourful woodland flora during warmer months - patches of bluebell, wood anemones, primrose, foxglove and wild garlic.
Towards the south of the wood is a wonderful opening in the canopy that would make a perfect spot to camp overnight with friends and family, looking up at the cosmos. This area would also make a good place to mill some timber on-site.
Woodland mammals consist of muntjac, roe and fallow deer, wood mouse, badger, fox and hare. A number of feathered guests such as green woodpecker, owl, buzzard, greenfinch and countless harmonious songbirds delight in the serenity discovered here.
Swoop Wood is accessed along a stone track and gives great scope for a weekend woodsman to enjoy time away with the family.
If It Were Mine
A rope swing for the young and young at heart would be high on the list of priorities. Perhaps a circle of rocks could be placed in the canopy opening for a small and safe campfire. Hammocks would be hung for overnights along with a gathering of logs for the home hearth.
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 Hastings, drive north along the A21 passing Claremont Prep School on the right.
- After 5 miles turn right at Blackbrooks Garden Centre onto the B2244, sign posted towards Sedlescombe and Hawkhurst.
- Continue through the village of Sedlescombe along the B2244 passing Sedlescombe Sawmills and Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard.
- After 2.7 miles, continue along the B2244 towards Hawkhurst and Maidstone, passing under a narrow bridge in the hamlet of Cripps Corner.
- 0.6 miles after the narrow bridge and passing a Woods4Sale sign, there is a woodland access track on the left set back down a slope (point A on the plan below), and a blue X on a tree (across the road from a residential driveway with low red brick walls either side).
- Please park in a safe place off the road neither obstructing highway traffic nor any access point or the gate into the woodland.
- Climb the gate (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings) and continue along the track, passing a fork in the track to the left (point B) and a locked steel gate on the right shortly after.
- Continue along the track bearing left and down through the woodland.
- After 365 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point C), indicated by green, blue and white paint on a wooden post.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by white paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by orange paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The northern boundary is the barb wire fence with further woodland beyond.
- The southern boundary is the outside edge of the track, indicated by green 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 CD for the benefit of the 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.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.