Longbow Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £55,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5½ acres

Location: Broadwater Forest, Eridge, Kent
OS Landranger: 188
Grid ref: TQ 550 373
Nearest post code: TN3 9JP

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

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In some of Longbow Wood, magnificent Corsican pine provide lofty shade under a high canopy. Much of the wood, however, has young oaks, chestnut, birch and maple. Under these there is varied groundcover of fern, bracken and wildflowers, which all provide cover and food for wildlife. The birch and maple could be thinned, and the chestnut coppiced, little by little, and seasoned to provide firewood to take home.  You may hear, and even see, in Longbow Wood some of the many birds that are present in the neighbouring RSPB Broadwater Nature Reserve, on the opposite side of the road. Amongst others they have goldcrest, siskin, lesser redpoll, green woodpecker, nightjar and marsh tit.  The wood is part of Broadwater Forest County Wildlife Site, click here for details.  This describes the wildlife of the area.

The south side of the wood has been fenced along the roadside, and there is access for an owner by the locked roadside entrance gate.
Broadwater Forest, of which Longbow Wood is part, is officially recognised by the Forestry Commission as PAWS (Planting on an Ancient Woodland Site). Up to the mid 1800’s Broadwater Forest, and the adjoining Warren were known as Waterdown Forest, which was once one of the four medieval hunting Forests of the High Weald Forest Ridge. Nearby is a National Monument known as ‘High Rocks’ where the large sandstone outcrops were once a prehistoric Iron Age fortified encampment, and where the local settlers would gather their families and livestock when raided by other marauding tribesmen.

Access   Is off Broadwater Forest Lane along a solid forest track where there is a full right of way.

Boundaries  Are the roadside, the trackside, alongside the path at the north and a line of freestanding posts at the southwest.

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.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please 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/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2020 OS Licence no.100057987

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Longbow Wood is just a few minutes south west of Tunbridge Wells.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN3 9JPas shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N51.11392,  W0.21533

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the roadside gate.  We suggest you parkin the RSPBs carpark a short distance to the east.

Walk down the road to the metal gate.  Longbow Wood is on the left of the gate. Walk round the side of the gate.



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.