Rolling Log Wood, near Telford, Shropshire. 2.24 acres of outstanding broadleaf woodland for £35,000 (freehold) [#F1739]
Oak and sweet chestnut woodland with an understorey of mountain ash, set in a flat and easily accessible location in the West Midlands.
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 660 095
Rolling Log Wood is a wonderful mature oak and sweet chestnut woodland, recognised as Ancient Woodland meaning it has been under continuous tree cover since the 1600s. It is brimming with flora and fauna creating a wonderful outdoor place to conserve for generations to come.
Mountain ash (often called rowan) is growing in profusion under the tall canopy of the mature trees. This species, whilst common in the UK, is rarely seen in such abundance in woodlands. Hazel, hawthorn and holly are all found here too and add to the biodiversity of the area as a whole.
A few roving herds of fallow deer are present throughout Rolling Log Wood and the wider area, and are responsible for maintaining a low level of vegetation in the woodland (and some of the regenerating saplings too!). Whilst a lovely sight to see, with some careful population management or some targeted deer fencing, natural regeneration could be encouraged.
The wood has a flat topography positioned on a broad hillside; the southeast boundary meets open pastureland, offering fabulous uninterrupted views as far as Staffordshire. There is deadwood from fallen branches and trees, providing habitat for mosses, fungi and insect life. In the spring and summer months the floor is flush with bluebells, grasses and ferns. Sightings of local birdlife include song thrush and tawny owl which are commonplace in the area and birds of prey are likely to be seen on a regular basis soaring on thermals above the trees.
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.
In summary, this woodland is a charming classic example of English woodland with mature native broadleaf species, flora and fauna in abundance and is easily accessible. Suitable for personal leisure such as camping or green woodworking, or equally it could be a great place to practice small scale woodland management.
If It Were Mine
The mature canopy has been well managed in years gone by so needs no major intervention. I would look at felling one or two trees around the mountain ash to create room for them to grow up through the canopy. If successful, this could be a rare opportunity to bring mountain ash to maturity.
Erecting small deer enclosures to stop them from browsing would create a lush vegetation layer in parts of the woodland and it would be interesting to see what grows up in these areas.
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.
This video is of the larger woodland as a whole and is not representative of any specific part of the woodland.
Directions & Access
- From the PowerStation at Ironbridge A4169 heading northeast 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 below), 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).
- After 70 metres there is a wooden gate on your right (point B) with a soft track proceeding into the wood, the woodland begins on the right hand side (point C).
- The northwest boundary is the southern edge of the soft track as indicated by pink paint on trees and posts which may be offset by a short distance.
- The northeast boundary is indicated by blue paint on trees and posts.
- The southeast boundary is the edge of the woodland indicated by the agricultural fence.
- The southeast boundary is the fenceline adjacent to the stone 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 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 XABC.
- 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)
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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.