Marks Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £28,000 - Leasehold
Size: About 4 acres

Location: Abinger, near Guildford, Surrey
OS Landranger: 187
Grid ref: TQ 119 441
Nearest post code: RH5 6LJ

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

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The Surrey Hills supports large areas of woodland and forest, Marks Wood is set centrally well away from roads at the end of a long private track where there is a right of way in perpetuity. This area is classified as ancient replanted woodland, the present crop of firs was planted in the 70's, there are plenty of broadleaved trees with their associated ground flora complimenting the conifers. The freehold is with the Beatrice Webb Trust, until recently the occupier of the Beatrice Webb House, now occupied by an independant school. Beatrice Webb was an interesting person, she was a co-founder of the London School of Economics and a social reformer.

As will be seen by the contours the land has an interesting topograpy and slopes down to the western side.

This is part of the Mole Valley, is London Greenbelt and in the Surrey Hills AONB  designated as such because of its fine landscape quality. The whole wooded area is covered by a section iv, a planning designation, this helps to protect all the woods here.

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Access:  Is along a private road and track where is a right of way to point P for parking. The remaining track is for 'on foot' only. Please read the directions with the relevant photos.

Boundaries:  to the north and south it's alongside the tracks, to the west there is a fence with the field, south of this is unmarked. The eastern boundary is unmarked.

Lease: Is for 999 years from 1956. Lease is for forestry purposes only and covenants against nuisance.

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.

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Marks Wood, in the midddle of the Surrey Hills, is about 10 miles east of Guildford.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the private road, by Beatrice Webb House - photo 1.

Use these coordinates in your SAT NAV to get to the same place   N51.190696, W0.402343

Nearest postcode is RH5 6LJ  as shown on the location maps.

  1. Then at 10mph max, drive along the private road, past the school playing field - with care please!
  2. go left up the slope
  3. continue past several private houses
  4. take right fork up the hill - a little way up there is a wall on the left - photo 2
  • 'P' then pull off the track and park, by the 'P' on the map - there is a field in front and a private garage on the left - please leave room for cars to pass.
  • Walk along the grassy track with a pasture field on the left - photo 3
  1. take right path (not left or straight on) - photo 4
  2. go straight  - photo 5, right of the white post
  3. at this point there is a bright orange tape mark, go right here, the track narrows to single file - photo 6
  • Marks Wood is on the right after about 20 metres where there is a 'For Sale' sign.




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.