Redlake Wood is a broadleaf woodland with a lovely river, great access and a variety of features.
A shared track runs from the end of Bridgend Road, and gives access to the wood. This track is shared with other woodland owners as far as the entrance to the wood (which is through a wooden gate to the right of the track). The track that continues past the gate is part of Redlake Wood, and runs the whole length of the wood. Further along there is a ridestop on the right side of the track.
One of the most significant features of this woodland is the Redlake river which provides the name. The river forms the boundary of the wood for a short distance, and is accessible via a path that runs down from the main track.
Towards the lower section of the wood there are many open areas which contain lots of young trees and ferns. However, these areas have a great deal of potential to be converted into meadows or planted with more species of trees to enhance the biodiversity. This area is a Shropshire Wildlife Trust local wildlife site, and they have recorded the species found here. Different plants or trees would attract more wildlife to the area so this could become a conservation project for the owner.
Towards the northern boundary, there is a ride stop and seating area which is perfect for enjoying the scenery and observing wildlife. A path near the ridestop provide easy access to the Redlake river. Adjacent to this is a rectangular clearing. This clearing can be utilised for all kinds of woodland activities such as camping or greenwood working. This clearing is the perfect area to relax as the steady flow of the river combines with the scenery of the mature broadleaf trees.
Specifically, some of the tree species which can be found here include walnut, oak, ash, hazel, rowan, silver birch, crab apple and holly.
Historically, Redlake Wood was part of a much larger estate that was owned and managed by B & J Davies, a company founded in the late 1800s which played a large role in the British timber industry .
The wildlife seen and heard within this woodland are very diverse as there are signs of fox, owl, badger, pheasant, woodpecker, buzzard, deer and red kite.
This woodland is fairly unique in that parts are very flat which encourages exploration. There are also areas which are of a steeper gradient which provide views of the Shropshire valleys at the top.
Nearby is the village of Bucknell. Approximately 5 miles away there is the market town of Knighton which is renowned for its connection to Offa's Dyke, an 8th century earthwork that runs the length of Wales. The shared track that gives access to the wood, and runs through Redlake Wood is a bridleway on a "Walking with Offa" themed route.
The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
All boundaries are marked indicatively in Orange.
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.
OS Landranger: OS No 137
Grid ref: SO 344 750
Nearest post code: SY7 0AP
Nearest Postcode for Satnav SY7 0AP
Travelling on the A4113 Knighton road, Take the exit signposted for Bucknell.
Continue along this road until you reach Bucknell train station,
Take the left turning just after the train station.
Continue along this road until you reach the Baron hotel on the right hand side.
Immediately after you pass the Baron Hotel take the right turning called Bridgend Road.
Continue along Bridgend Road until you reach the end where there is a metal gate across the road.
Immediately after the metal gate (please keep this gate closed at all times) to the left you will see a wooden gate with our ‘Woodlands For Sale’ sign on it.
Please park in the space provided as to not block the access. From here continue on foot along the track.
After approximately 250m the track forks and there is another wooden gate to the right.
Continue past the gate along the main track until you reach the woodland.
All boundaries are marked indicatively in Orange.
Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on his or her mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.
Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.