Arches Wood, near Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire. Mature larch with superb access. 3.39 acres for £42,000 (freehold) [#M1578]
A mature conifer woodland, representing a useful bank of commercial timber and an attractive rural investment. 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 659 097
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.
Centre of wood: ///capillary.lines.clues
Arches Wood is a mature conifer woodland with excellent access set in a quiet corner of a larger forest. The larch trees were planted in the mid-1990s and have grown well on this slight slope providing wonderful views of the Shropshire landscape as far as the Staffordshire hills. The trees have never been thinned and as such could now be harvested or alternatively grown on for up to a further 10 years, depending on a new owner's requirements.
This fertile woodland is significantly shady but where the sunlight hits the ground the floor comes alive in the spring and is aflush with herbs and flowers, notably bluebells, primroses, wild garlic and honeysuckle attracting birds and insects alike.
The timber produced by larch is one of the more highly valued of the soft woods providing exceptional strength to weight ratios for construction grade timber and highly durable as a cladding product, not to mention the wonderful, aromatic smell of the freshly cut timber.
The woodlands are designated by Natural England as Ancient Replanted Woodland as shown on the Forestry Commission’s search map. This designation indicates the land has been under continuous tree cover since at least 1600 AD and was replanted with conifer following the removal of the previous trees. This presents an opportunity for the new owner to replant a native woodland or re-establish a conifer cover that will produce a timber crop in a shorter time.
Arches Wood is serviced by a good stone track suitable for a 2WD car in all seasons. The gated entrance is shared by other users and provides privacy as well as security. There is a layby to park and turn that doubles as a potential hardstanding for loading wood.
If It Were Mine
It isn’t often a small woodland with commercial potential comes our way. I would apply for a licence to do some harvesting work then determine how and when to manage the woodland. In the meantime I would clear up any dead and blown trees.
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 head 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 for 200 metres to the locked wooden gate on the right (point B)
- Climb over the gate (sorry, we do not give out keys for viewings) and follow the stone track for a further 100 metres to point C.
- This is the start of the wood and continues to the right of the track.
- The north boundary is a hedge.
- The northwest boundary is a fence.
- The east boundary is marked with blue paint on timber stakes and on trees.
- The south boundary is marked with blue 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 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 shared maintenance clause covers all the 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
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.