Axle Wood is a mainly conifer woodland – mostly Corsican pine with some Scots pine. There are a wide variety of broadleaf species found along the east and north boundaries and within the wood. These include oak, birch, willow, hazel and chestnut. The Corsican pine was planted approx. 40 years ago, the Scots pine closer to 60 years. The pine is ready for thinning, either as a whole, or tree by tree as suits the new owners. By felling a few pines, additional clearings could be made amongst the conifer, allowing more native broadleaf species to flourish. Bluebells emerge in the wood in late spring and bracken features throughout the forest floor. There are woods immediately adjacent to the south and east boundaries providing privacy in these areas of the wood. The wood slopes gently to the south east where a clearing has been created and a bench installed.
The south east area of Axle Wood is designated as Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS) by Natural England. This means the land has been wooded since at least 1600AD. (The north west area has not been designated). There are two ancient wood banks– one of which runs through the middle of the wood. The second wood bank is found along the east boundary. There are other ancient woodland indicators in the wood, for example bluebells and hard ferns. Sparrowhawks, lesser redpoll, great spotted woodpeckers and buzzards have been recorded in the area. Deer are also occasional visitors to this and the surrounding woodland.
Access to Axle Wood is through a locked gate from the road, and along a byway (which is bumpy but accessible by car) and then another locked gate directly off the byway, where an owner can drive into the wood itself and park their car.
Axle Wood lies approx. 7 miles south of Tunbridge Wells and 2 ½ miles east of Crowborough. It is within Limekiln and Park Woods which is a large woodland area in the High Weald.
The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
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.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale.
If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit
please contact our local manager.