Spring Wood, near Telford, Shropshire, mature mixed hardwoods with excellent access, a small stream and great amenity value. 2.31 acres for £27,000 (freehold) [#M1123]
An attractive stand of mature mixed broadleaves with some large stems and a healthy understorey of young trees and shrubs. Set in a secluded rural location near Telford with close links to the M54.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 662 092
- Centre of wood: SJ 657 090
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.
Spring Wood is located a few miles to the southwest of Telford near to the small villages of New Works and Little Wenlock. It encompasses just under two and a half acres of level and gently sloping ground, bounded by an attractive, year-round stream to the west, beyond which are pleasant views of open fields. The wood is reached by a recently upgraded stone track, suitable for a car.
This wood forms part of a larger Ancient Woodland, which has been in existence since at least the 1600s, if not a great deal longer. There are fine examples of some very nice oak and ash trees throughout. Other species include alder, birch, hazel, holly and several sweet chestnut trees representing a species mix typical of this region’s ancient woodland habitat. The wood has not been actively managed for some time, with some dense and naturalised areas and a few fallen old trees. There is also a compact area of almost pure single aged alder that once dried will make some exceptional firewood.
Along the western edge is a delightful stream that meanders through the trees and opens into a shallow pool before its journey continues. This is a great draw for wildlife and humans alike.
The underlying fertile clay soils host a rich flora including numerous fern species, snowdrops, lords- and-ladies, ground ivy and primrose. Several deer tracks, and a chorus of birdsong indicates the varied wildlife of this wood. A delightful wood such as this is perfect for a young family, or indeed anyone with an interest in conserving this wonderful woodland reserve.
If It Were Mine
There is a Forestry Commission thinning licence in place at Spring Wood should a prospective owner wish to carry out some light thinning of the supressed trees and allow more light in to enhance the already diverse habitat and produce a good supply of firewood. I might also make a path to a nice spot in the wood where one could picnic and maybe camp occasionally.
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 power station 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).
- Sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb over the gate and follow the stone track for a further 530 metres to point D. You will arrive at wooden stakes and trees painted green, this is the start of the wood.
- The north boundary is marked with green paint on wooden stakes and on trees.
- The south boundary is marked with white paint on wooden stakes and on trees.
- The east boundary is marked with yellow paint on wooden stakes and on trees.
- The west boundary is the 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 right of way is reserved over points marked DE on the plan for the benefit of the woodland beyond.
- 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.