Uphill Wood

Uphill Wood, Selling, Faversham, Kent | Woodlands.co.uk


Uphill Wood is a chestnut coppice wood located south of the A2 approx. 6 miles from Faversham and 8 miles from Canterbury. It is part of a larger woodland known as ‘Goulds Wood’. The wood is located directly off a country lane and being set back from the road, it is extremely quiet and peaceful.

Featuring a sizeable south-facing sunny clearing, Uphill Wood provides the perfect spot for those wishing to camp privately or to enjoy the wildlife the wood has to offer. The woodland slopes south west allowing for good drainage. The north east of the wood is flat.

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.


Uphill Wood is mainly chestnut coppice with birch, hazel, oak of various age classes, and holly also found in the wood. The most recent coppicing in the north east of Uphill Wood was undertaken approx. 3 years ago. The more mature coppice in the southern part of the wood is quite well-spaced and easily accessed on foot.

Natural England designates Uphill Wood as an Ancient Replanted Woodland (PAWS). This land has been wooded since at least 1600AD.


Kestrels, buzzards, great spotted, lesser spotted and green woodpeckers have been recorded in the area. There are several wood ant nests in the wood.


  • An ancient woodland featuring a sizeable sunny clearing and a bench
  • Good track access to the north west and south east boundaries of the wood, with a private internal ride through the middle of the wood
  • The wood is on a south west facing slope allowing for good drainage

Access, tracks and footpaths

The main entrance to the wood is a double metal gate off Rhode Common. The entrance to Uphill Wood itself is via a stoned track leading to the ride stop entrance. Here owners are able to drive in and park a car within Uphill Wood.

There is a generous timber storage area which is shared with the other owners just inside the main entrance gates.

There are no public rights of way within the wood itself.

Rights and covenants

The wood is sold with the sporting rights.

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.


Uphill Wood provides the opportunity for a new owner to manage a coppice wood, learn and practice bush crafts, as well as enjoying the privacy it offers for family camping.

Local area and history

The village of Selling is less than 1 ½ miles away and has a mainline station and a handy General Store. Canterbury is approximately 8 miles from Uphill Wood and Belmont House which usually hosts an annual woodfair in September is approx. 6 miles away. South Blean, a Kent Widlife Trust nature reserve, is situated to the east of Goulds Wood.

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.

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Please note, for satellite navigation, use the post code ME13 9PU. This will take you to within approx. 0.2 miles of Goulds Wood as shown by the red dot on the map. Coordinates to the main entrance gate leading to Uphill Wood (off Rhode Common) are: N51.274262, E0.957974. To find the wood follow the instructions below.

  • From the M2 Junction 7 head south on Botany Lane signposted for Brenley and Selling.
  • Turn left at the T-Junction towards Selling and take the next right which continues as Brenley Lane for 1 mile.
  • This joins the Selling Road which continues past Selling Station (and onto Selling).
  • Once you past Selling Station and the village shop, take the 2nd road left (not Fox Lane). This unnamed road is signposted for Chilham and Chartham.
  • Take the next left turn onto Rhode Common. Follow this road approx. 600 meters over a railway line until you reach Goulds Wood on the right-hand side.
  • Park at the metal gates on the right-hand side with ‘Woodlands for Sale’ sign on it (being sure to leave the main gate accessible).
  • Climb through the post and rail fence to the right-hand side of the gates. Walk straight ahead up the track and almost immediately you will see the ride stop entrance and sign for Uphill Wood on the left with its boundaries marked in BLUE.
  • Sat Nav note: The post code ME13 9PU is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot which is further south back along Rhode Common.
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