Nickel Bank, near Telford, Shropshire. 2.96 acres of secluded mature woodland with oak and chestnut for £32,000 (freehold) [#M1344]
An Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland on a gentle slope with mature broadleaves, 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 658 092
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.
Nickel Bank 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 from the east where there are some impressive examples of mature oak, chestnut, birch and rowan. The soil is fertile loamy clay, supporting a dense understory of holly and hazel which provide shelter for the abundant fallow deer population.
Sightings of local birdlife such as song thrush, warbler, woodpecker and tawny owl are commonplace in the area.
The interesting undulating topography of the wood offers dramatic and changeable woodland with plenty to explore. Some imposing mature trees are mixed with abundant numbers of smaller birch and rowan that would welcome a light thin to help develop the woodland further, making excellent firewood for the hearth or even some timber for crafts.
Nickel Bank 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 trees would welcome thinning, opening up some of the holly and bringing light onto the woodland floor to encourage regeneration. There is a Forestry Commission thinning licence in place allowing around 1 in 4 or 5 trees to be harvested. I would seek to make a few clearings, put up some deer fencing and see what trees emerge from the soil.
I would use the timber produced as firewood or even make some charcoal 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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific sale.
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 X 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 A).
- Follow the stone track straight, after 50 metres there is a wooden gate on the left (point B).
- Climb the gate and follow the track for 150 metres (point C), the wood starts here on the right marked with red paint on a wooden stake and a large chestnut tree.
- I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- The northern boundary is marked with red paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The southern boundary is marked with yellow paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The western boundary is marked with blue paint on timber stakes and on trees just set back from the inside edge of the track.
- The eastern boundary is marked with green paint on timber stakes and on trees just set back from the inside edge of the track.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
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 XABCD 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
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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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.