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6.75 acres, Kent, Kent
For Sale - Fixed Price £75,000

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Ridge Wood is mainly a sweet chestnut coppice wood with maturing oak overstory. It is located approx. 250 meters down a shared track (through locked double gates on the Benenden Road) and is extremely peaceful and quiet. An owner will be able to drive to Ridge Wood and park their car within the ride stop entrance which is found on the south boundary of the wood. From the entrance a short walk through the chestnut coppice past the mature oaks will take you into the heart of this tranquil attractive wood.

Heading further into the wood, it slopes down to the north crossing a small seasonal stream. The chestnut and oaks give way to an area of younger self-seeded birch in a shallow valley where ferns flourish on the woodland floor. Evidence of bluebells suggest Ridge Wood will be a beautiful sea of colour in the spring. Beyond the valley you will reach some magnificent Corsican pine planted in the 1960s. Amongst the pines are some interestingly formed hornbeams. A post line indicates the northern boundary of the wood, the other side of which is privately owned woodland.

The birch, chestnut coppice and minor branches that have been shed by the oak trees over the years, could all provide valuable firewood for a wood-burning stove.

Natural England designates Ridge Wood mainly Ancient Semi Natural Woodland with a very small area of Ancient Replanted Woodland in the south west of the wood. This means that the land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.

The nearby Wealden village of Biddenden was in the 1300’s part of an important centre for Broadcloth manufacture, with much of the very attractive high street built during this period. The village has a fine church, All Saints, built in the mid to late 1200’s and well worth a visit. There is also the added attraction of Biddenden Vineyard nearby, which in addition to producing some fine wines, is also Kent’s largest cider producer.

The owner of Ridge Wood will have vehicle rights of way along a good stoned track marked on the map marked in green.

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