Wanderers End, near Telford, Shropshire. 2.31 acres of outstanding secluded mature woodland with a small stream for £27,000 (freehold) [#M1049]
An Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland and alder plantation with good potential. Benefiting from excellent access, not far from both the new town of Telford and medieval Shrewsbury.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 662 092.
- Centre of wood: SJ 657 088.
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.
Wanderers End is a delightful and diverse woodland set amongst a wider forest within the tranquil Shropshire countryside. Some three miles south of the M54 and a short distance east of historic Shrewsbury, this mainly broadleaf wood is ideally located and forms part of an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland.
This distinctive wood slopes discreetly down from the east where some impressive examples of mature oak, ash, birch and alder stand on fertile loamy clay soils, along with the occasional yew tree. The rich understory is adorned with holly, laurel, rowan and hazel coppice, providing shelter for the abundant fallow deer population. As the woodland levels out to the western side of the access track, a mature alder plantation provides a lush habitat for grasses, mosses, fungi and insect life. The adjacent babbling stream flanking the western boundary adds to the diversity of this exceptional amenity woodland. Sightings of local bird life such as song thrush and tawny owl are also commonplace in the area.
The charming, undulating topography on the eastern side of the wood offers some grassy open spaces where active wildlife footprints intertwine through the imposing mature trees. This woodland offers a perfect backdrop for sitting quietly on a sunny afternoon immersing oneself in a rich woodland habitat, with the opportunity to also practice some light silviculture within the alder plantation.
The woodland benefits from excellent access and parking via a newly stoned track that is suitable year-round for a 2WD vehicle.
If It Were Mine
The alder plantation could benefit from a light thinning, taking advantage of the current Forestry Commission felling licence in place. Alder being an ideal timber to process into charcoal, I would use the resultant thinning crop as a charcoal supply, maybe to fuel summer BBQs in the open spaces within the woodland.
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).
- Follow the stone track straight and down the hill for 370 metres to the locked wooden gate with the Woods4sale sign on it (point C). I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb over the gate and follow the stone track for a further 700 metres to point D.
- This is the start of the wood.
- The northern boundary is marked with green paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The southern boundary is marked with red paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The western boundary is marked with blue 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 are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- 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.
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.