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Melick Wood, nr. Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, mid Shropshire. 3.52 acres of mature oak woodland for £44,500 (freehold) [#M1099]


Idyllic naturalised mature broadleaved wood in an outstanding location between Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.




3.52 acres




£44,500 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 126

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Roadside gate: SJ 395 017

- Centre of wood: SJ 393 015

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.


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Set in a stunning location, Melick Wood is a delightful broadleaved woodland that has the feel of ancient beginnings.

The wood lies in a slightly elevated position, is practicably flat and has a bright open aspect. Located within a larger woodland and in a very quiet pastoral valley, it is almost totally devoid of noise. Across the farmland you can see the start of the range that forms the Long Mynd, which stretches all the way to Church Stretton.

Access to the wood from the council road is along a hard-surfaced track which is suitable for a two-wheel drive car. The track extends through the larger woodland up to Melick Wood and beyond. There is a place where you can turn and park.

The wood is comprised of a mixture of mature broadleaved tree species dominated by oak, beech, birch and alder. There are self-seeded young trees throughout and a diverse variety of flora that make up the shrub layer, giving the wood a secluded feel. At ground level, hard fern, dog-rose, honeysuckle, sedge and even some patches of bluebells are a few of the seasonal woodland blooms here.

Within this fertile spot, there is a combination of verdant grassy glades and dense vegetation emphasising the natural characteristics of this wood.

By far the most attractive features in this wood are the mature oaks with far reaching limbs displaying majestic character and providing huge ecological benefits to the area.

If It Were Mine

Whilst being sympathetic to the wood, I would create a path and perhaps put a seat in a position to take in the beautiful surroundings. 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.


This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.

Directions & Access

  • From Shrewsbury: From A5 by-pass 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 continue on foot (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 for 130 metres to point C, the wood starts here.


  • The north boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The west boundary is the agricultural fence.
  • The east boundary is set back from the edge of the track indicated by a wooden stakes with green paint. 
  • The south boundary is indicated with pink paint on wooden posts and boundary trees.

Sporting Rights

The woodland comes with full sporting rights.

Mineral 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 XABCE on the plan). 
  • A right of way is reserved over CD for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
  • A shared maintenance clause covers all rights of way, with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing liabilities.

Tree Preservation Order

The woodland has recently been designated as an Ancient Woodland and is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer must be obtained in advance.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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How To Buy

This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:

  • The name and price of the woodland
  • Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
  • Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
  • The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed

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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 Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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