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5.66 acres, Tonbridge, Kent
For Sale - Fixed Price £65,000

Sheltered and set just below the highest point of the sandstone ridge high above Kent and Sussex wooded countryside Chowning Bank Wood has a fine collection of mature oaks. The 'bank' is to the south and drops down to the level area. Most of the wood is, in spring, covered in blubells; ferns, wood sorrel and other woodland plants are seen in most parts. Hazel coppice, potential dormouse habitat, is present in the shrub layer. Much of the wood is chestnut coppice and is an ideal source of wooden poles for shelter building or fencing posts and wood products. There is enough ash, a perfect woodfuel, to provide a continual source for home woodburners. An internal track runs inside the wood from the ride-stop to the far boundary. There are clearings off this.

There is evidence of Iron Age activities with the Hill Fort further over to the east. No doubt residents of the fort would have foraged over this wood, perhaps wild food for them, fodder for their animals, wood for their fires and buildings? This area seems to be the boundary of two tribes, the Regneses and the Cantiaci. Perhaps they didn't get on so one of them needed a Hill Fort.

Access is from the old A21, now a private road and via a long forest track, an evocative and picturesque approach to the wood. A new owner will have keys to the gates enabling vehicles to access their wood.

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