Ferny Brow, near Telford, Shropshire. 2.58 acres of secluded mature woodland with oak and chestnut for £34,000 (freehold) [#M1475]
An Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland packed with mature broadleaves benefiting from excellent access, a stone’s throw from Telford and just off the M54.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SJ 662 092
- Centre of wood: SJ 658 093
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.
Ferny Brow is situated in a fantastic, tranquil setting near to Telford in Shropshire. Forming part of a larger forest this Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland has seen little disturbance for many years. It is comprised of mature chestnut, oak, birch and rowan with minor trees such as holly, yew and hazel.
This wood is brimming with character and is a wonder to explore - there are some historic depressions on the ground, created whilst looking for coal, which is understood to be close to the surface in places. Part of the wood is flat with slight undulations featuring mature sprawling chestnut trees - the west side of the wood slopes away and is covered with a thicket of holly with standards throughout.
There are frequent signs of wildlife, such as the occasional deer track, badger scratchings and a wide variety of birdsong including a chance owl call. The floor is seasonally abundant with bluebells, ferns and foxglove and a small number of young trees.
This attractive and biodiverse woodland is ideal for those interested in conservation, wildlife spotting or recreation, whilst also appealing to those looking for a good source of sustainable wood fuel.
Access to the wood is provided by a hard surfaced track suitable for a car at all times of the year. There is a useful area to park a car and 'gear up' for woodland activities.
If It Were Mine
The trees on the slope would welcome thinning, clearing patches of the holly would allow for regenerating trees and vegetation to take hold if given a fence to deter browsing deer.
There is a largish ‘bowl’ feature on the ground that would make a perfect secluded camping area surrounded by sizeable trees, any one of which would be ideal for a rope swing. I would use the timber produced by the thinning as firewood for the hearth and the odd campfire for a night under the stars.
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. I’m sorry but we do not give out keys for viewing.
- 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 on the plan).
- Follow the stone track and after 50 metres there is a wooden gate on the left (point B).
- Climb the gate and follow the track for 75 metres to point C. The wood starts here on the right marked with white paint on a wooden stake.
- A further 20 metres and there is a “pull in” that leads into the wood from the track.
- The northern boundary is marked with blue paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The eastern boundary is the inside edge of the track indicated by green paint on timber stakes and trees that may be off-set by a short distance.
- The southern boundary is marked with yellow paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The western boundary follows an old cart track and is marked with red paint on timber stakes and on trees.
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 all rights of way with liability according to use.
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
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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.