Drift Wood, near Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire. Mature broadleaves with superb access and a stream. 0.92 acres of native woodland for £16,900 (freehold) [#M1460]
A delightful, small and characterful woodland with a fast flowing stream running through the valley, lined with oak and birch. Located close to the Wrekin, near to Little Wenlock.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside access: SJ 662 092
- Centre of wood: SJ 657 092
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.
Drift Wood is part of a larger woodland classified as an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland, thus confirming there has been continuous tree cover since at least the year 1600. The wood is enhanced by an abundance of native woodland features that would only occur where there has been little tree disturbance.
Access via a good stone track suitable for a 2WD car in all seasons is superb and leads right into the woodland where there is a layby to park and turn.
This parcel of wood is characterised by a fast flowing stream through a steep gully rising up to the level before meeting the boundary. To the west are views of open pasture with the Wrekin in the background. Occupying part of a larger forest all other sides look out to woodland.
Drift Wood comprises oak, birch, rowan, ash, alder, chestnut, hazel and holly of various age and size meaning this small woodland is highly diverse and abundant with trees. At the centre the stream winds its way through the wood with small waterfalls where the bed form drops. This delightful area is an ecological haven abundant with herbs and flowers that attract birds and insects alike. Notable ones are bluebells, primroses, honeysuckle and wild garlic seasonal blooms.
If It Were Mine
I would continue the excellent aspirations of the current owners who have created a delightful walkway out of a fallen ash, providing access over the stream to the opposite bank. I would also maintain the saplings that they have planted and perhaps contribute with some further native woodland plants like box holly and yew.
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.
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 and down the hill for 370 metres to the locked wooden gate with the Woods4Sale sign on it (point B).
- Sorry, we do not give out keys for viewing.
- Climb over the gate and follow the stone track for a further 380 metres to point C.
- You will arrive at wooden stakes and trees painted yellow, this is the start of the wood.
- The north boundary is marked with yellow paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The east boundary is marked with blue paint on timber stakes and on trees set back from the outside edge of the track.
- The south boundary is marked with red paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The east boundary is the agricultural fence.
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 in this wood.
- A right of way is granted for this wood from the roadside bollards up to the woodland boundary (marked XABC on the plan).
- A right of way is reserved over points marked CD 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
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.