Falon Cop, near Telford, Shropshire. 1.98 acres of untouched mature oak woodland £23,000 (freehold) [#M1068]
An unusually secluded and private mature broadleaf woodland, situated at the end of a private hard track amidst the pastoral landscape of rural North Shropshire.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 662 092.
- Centre of wood: SJ 658 090.
Nearest postcode: TF6 5BS.
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.
Falon Cop lies at the end of a recently upgraded hard forest track. It is about half a mile from the nearest public road and has fields on one side. Consequently it enjoys an unusual degree of seclusion and tranquillity. From its elevated position the surrounding Shropshire countryside lies below and standing tall alongside, is the Wrekin, a popular jaunt with walkers.
The wood itself is undulating with a generally level aspect and sloping down to the west. It is dominated by mature chestnut and oak with some notable stems, plus occasional rowan and birch. Below the canopy there is a smattering of regenerating hardwoods from parent trees along with a shrub mixture of holly, hazel, hawthorn and elder. The woodland floor typifies that associated with Ancient Woodland, with a varied flora including ferns, Dog’s Mercury, bluebells, scattered blackberry and ivy.
Falon Cop enjoys excellent access thanks to a recently improved hard track. This leads to a turning and parking area. As well as giving car access to the heart of the wood this track will also facilitate future management and small-scale timber extraction.
The wood is a haven for wildlife with an abundance of woodland birds and mammals. There are also sporting opportunities with a large number of deer in the area.
If It Were Mine
Untouched ancient woods such as this with wonderful ecology, privacy, accessibility and tranquillity are rare and it would be a shame to detract from the character. However, some light thinning work, taking advantage of the current Forestry Commission felling licence on some lesser trees will encourage regrowth.
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 PowerStation at Ironbridge A4169 heading north east on Buildwas Road.
- At the roundabout, take 1st exit on to A5223.
- After 0.2 miles at roundabout, take 1st exit After 0.4 miles turn left towards Dog in the Lane.
- After 0.3 miles turn right on to Dog in the Lane.
- After 0.7 miles turn right towards New Works Lane.
- After 0.5 miles turn left on to New Works Lane.
- After 0.5 miles there is a yellow barrier to a carpark on the left (point A on the plan), park here and continue on foot.
- Follow the track to the side of the carpark for 360 metres bearing right at the junction and to the silver barrier to the wider woodland (point B).
- Take the first locked wooden gate (point C) on the left and follow the stone track straight for 400 metres to point D, this is the start of the wood.
- I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The northern boundary is marked with blue paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The southern boundary is marked with white paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The western boundary is marked with yellow paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The eastern boundary is the dilapidated agricultural fence.
The woodland comes with full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale, except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a public foot path that runs through the wood marked on the plan.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the roadside bollards up to the woodland boundary (marked ABCD on the plan).
- A shared maintenance clause covers these rights of way, with liability according to use.
There are no known 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.