Ramble High Wood, near Telford, Shropshire. 3.4 acres of outstanding undisturbed English woodland for £46,000 (freehold) [#F1728]
An Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland packed with old oak and chestnut in a secluded spot with far reaching views and sandwiched between Little Wenlock and Telford.
TF6 5BS (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 127
- Roadside gate: SJ 662 092
- Centre of wood: SJ 659 096
Classed as Ancient Woodland, Ramble High contains a huge variety of flora and fauna that reflects its historic designation. In the spring months, the ground is covered with bluebells and is certainly a beautiful sight to behold. The tall and mature oak trees create a wonderful high canopy under which are a few young hazel, cherry, ash, sycamore, rowan and even the odd larch tree along the northern boundary.
The oak have years to go before they reach felling age, but a couple of the more oddly shaped ones could be cut to provide space for the other tree species to gain a footing in the upper canopy. One benefit of this is to provide a more diverse woodland that is better in terms of the overall health and ecology of the woodland but it would also provide habitat for a greater variety of animals, birds and insects.
There is a large herd of fallow deer in the area, and these are the primary culprits preventing seedlings popping up across the site. Some careful management of this population, such as through fencing off small areas, would provide the necessary protection to allow the seedlings to mature.
This delightful and diverse woodland is set amongst a wider forest located in tranquil Shropshire countryside. Three miles south of the M54 and a short distance east of historic Shrewsbury, this broadleaf wood is accessed via a track which is initially hard stoned then transitions to a soft surface leading to the boundary.
The wood has a flat topography situated on a broad hillside but is very well protected from the elements by the surrounding woodland.
There is a healthy amount of deadwood from fallen branches and trees which provide ample habitat for a variety of mosses, fungi and insect life. Sightings of local birdlife such as song thrush and tawny owl are also commonplace in the area and in such a naturalised woodland I would hope to see a variety of birds of prey species too!
If It Were Mine
Other than the fencing as mentioned above, there is not much management required in the woodland for the time being. As always, careful and limited felling in the right areas could provide a bit of firewood and encourage a different tree species to take its place in the canopy of the woodland creating greater diversity. If the fencing and felling took place in succession, I would expect a plethora of seedlings to appear in the first year.
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 (sorry but we do not provide 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)
- Continue walking down the track, passing two timber gates with Woods4Sale signs nearby (one on the left and then one on the right).
- When you reach the 3rd gate which will be on your right and a 3rd Woods4Sale sign on a tree to the right of the gate, this is the start of the woodland (point B).
- Please climb the gate.
- The west boundary is the north west edge of the track indicated by green paint on trees and posts which may be set back by a short distance.
- The northwest boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts. The northeast boundary is indicated by orange paint on trees and posts.
- The southwest boundary is the fenceline adjacent to the track.
- The southeast boundary is the southern edge of the track indicated by pink paint on trees and posts, which may be set back by a short distance.
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 as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There are no public rights of way inside this wood.
- There is a right of way at all times and for all purposes over the route XAB.
- There is a right of way reserved to others over BC and DE.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
There are no known fencing obligations.
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.