Capstan Wood - West Sussex

Details for this wood

Guide price: £95,000 - Freehold
Size: About 4½ acres

Location: Arundel, West Sussex
OS Landranger: OS No 197
Grid ref: SU 99771 07134
Nearest post code: BN18 0AD

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Capstan Wood is a mixed semi-ancient woodland set within the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Arundel.

Upon entering the woodland, towering Scots pine surround you but as you wander deeper into the space a wide variety of species can be found. Clear footpaths lead you in and around the site passing through wide clearings and glades. The well-spaced pine allows lots of light into the wood allowing the understory to naturally regenerate and bluebells carpet the floor in season. The ground is flat throughout making it ideal for camping and woodland activities.

While Scots pine is dominant, further to the east, a wide variety of broadleaf are present including oak, chestnut, birch, hazel, ash, alder, sycamore, hawthorn, holly and the occasional yew. Several seasonal ponds have formed in this section of the wood providing a wealth of biodiversity. Buzzards and woodpeckers are common in the woodland and the ponds provide a wonderful space to sit and enjoy the wildlife.

Locally, the White Swan pub is within walking distance as is Arundel itself, a historic market town with pubs, restaurants and numerous antique shops. The coast is just a short drive away. 

At 4½ acres, Capstan Wood is a very manageable size and would suit those considering the possibility of owning a woodland.

The District Council is Arun and the County Council is West Sussex

Boundaries: The boundary is fenced to the north and borders Arundel Arboretum. The southern boundary is open and follows a woodbank and bridleway. East and west are also open and border neighbouring woodland, the boundary is marked with red paint.

Access: There is excellent vehicle access all year round via a hard track and shared locked gate. Parking is possible within the woodland itself. 

Covenant: There is a covenant on the wood designed to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of this and adjoining woodlands, click HERE to read and download.

Click HERE to see free OS maps.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please Click here to download the details showing the location of the woodland and ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you. Many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Capstan Wood, Binsted Lane, Arundel

1. Click here for Bing Maps Directions click on the "Directions" box and enter your own postcode. 

  • For viewing purposes, park near the main entrance or on the verge opposite as marked on the map. Please don't block the gate.
  • Pass by the gate and follow the main track marked blue on the map.
  • Alternatively, park at the top of Binsted Lane, as marked on the map, and follow the bridleway down to Capstan Wood, which will be on your right.  

2. For Satnav: the nearest postcode is BN18 0AD as shown by the marker on the maps. The main coordinates for access are: 50.852006, -0.583808W3W ///committed.rollers.shuts

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Ben Williamson on 07958 213 914 or email us at [email protected] with your details.