Rush Wood, nr Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, mid Shropshire. 1.54 acres of open woodland for £21,000 (freehold) [#M1034]
Unspoilt natural broadleaved woodland in an outstanding location with a stream located between Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 395 017.
- Centre of wood: SJ 391 015.
Nearest postcode: SY5 0SQ.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Rush Wood is a delightful broadleaved woodland that has a very natural quality. It sits in a slightly elevated position facing east, but is quite flat and in a quiet rural location. The wood has a light and open feel, populated with large mature trees and a smaller group of dense regenerating trees at the bottom.
The trees in Rush Wood are mostly oaks that have grown to display great character in their branches that extend to make the most of the available light. Also in the wood are alder, sycamore and birch, offering a wonderfully diverse ecology. There are dense patches of self-seeded trees, mostly birch and alder that give these areas a more secluded feel.
There are wide variety of flora making up the shrub layer and some interesting water loving plants along the stream. At ground level, hard fern, dog-rose, honeysuckle, sedge and even some patches of bluebells are a few of the seasonal woodland blooms here.
From the top of the wood there is a gentle stream that flows in all but the driest of conditions, providing a delightful backdrop, a water supply for camping and a draw for wildlife.
Access to the wood from the council road is along a hard-surfaced track suitable for a two-wheel drive car. The track extends through the larger wood up to Rush Wood where there is a place to turn and park.
If It Were Mine
I would create a woodland path to an open area where I could set up a shelter or base to manage the wood from. I would also consider creating a rope swing on one of the old oaks and clear an area so I could camp out on summer nights.
Silviculturally I would look at felling a few poorer trees to provide some useful firewood and create a deadwood habitat.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From the A5 bypass take the A488 towards Pontesbury.
- In Pontesbury continue down the hill and turn left onto Chapel Street which is approximately 200 metres before the church.
- Continue on Chapel Street keeping left which takes you onto Habberley Road.
- Continue to Habberley and take the second right where the road forks towards Bridges.
- Continue on this road for approximately one mile before turning right onto a stone track to Lower Vessons.
- At the sharp bend the entrance gate is in front of you which has a Red Rock Forestry management sign on it (point A on the plan). Park safely without blocking access and climb the gate (we do not give out keys for viewing).
- Follow the track for 100 metres (point B).
- Take the second right up the track and continue straight for 270 metres (point C).
- Rush Wood starts here on your right and continues to point D.
- The north boundary is indicated by an old fence.
- The east boundary is indicated by an old fence.
- The south boundary is indicated with green paint on wooden posts set back from the edge of the forest track.
- The west boundary is indicated with red paint on wooden posts set back from the edge of the forest track.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the council road up to the woodland boundary marked XABC on the plan.
- A right of way is reserved for the benefit of the woodland beyond between points C and D marked on the plan.
- A shared maintenance clause covers this right of way.
There are no fencing liabilities.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.