SOLD: Slip Meadow £69,000 Freehold


Slip Meadow is fine parcel of grassland located between the Mendips and the Cotswolds in North East Somerset, ideally suited to tree planting or rewilding, for either personal amenity or carbon offsetting purposes. Located within a short distance of both Bath and Bristol, this meadow has direct frontage on to a stream and contains an active badger sett, making it perfect for those interested in nature and wildlife.

The meadow is accessed via a stoned track from Broadway Lane near the village of Clandown. A small area of hardstanding can be found on the western side of the land where a vehicle can be parked. The meadow is rectangular in shape, stretching out to the east where it drops very softly down towards the gently flowing stream, known as Clandown Bottom, which forms the eastern boundary. Access to a natural watercourse is a valuable resource. As one approaches the stream, fine views can be enjoyed across and down the valley, where parkland style trees punctuate the grasslands.

Hares and deer are highly active in the meadow and surrounding area, making it the perfect spot for those who enjoy spending time close to nature. The stream and mature hedgerows nearby also play host to a plethora of other mammals, birds and insects.

The meadow is perfectly suited to either tree planting or rewilding for those who are interested in woodland creation. The active planting of trees, for which grants are readily available, will lead to a more rapid establishment of young woodland whilst the rewilding approach (letting nature take its natural course) will take longer and go through a “scrubbier” phase, with trees establishing through the process of natural regeneration. Please note that as Badgers are a protected species, it would not be possible to plant trees directly on top of the sett as this could cause them disturbance.

Slip Meadow would appeal to those who are looking for a parcel of land awash with potential for conservation and private enjoyment, both in terms of tree planting and the abundance of wildlife which is present in the area. It is place to which one can be still and escape the rhythms of everyday life.

In terms of finding the meadow, the main gate can be found on the right hand side of Broadway Lane as you head north, around 500m to the north of the junction of Broadway Land and Water Lane, where a larger for sale sign stands on the verge. You will pass two cottages on your right hand side (which have the postcode BA3 2XP) before a small splay immediately after the second cottage takes you to a field gate on the right hand side. Follow the track for circa 150m and Slip Meadow is on your right hand side.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


- Quiet & peaceful location

- Spectacular views

- Stream frontage

- Active badger set

- Ideal for tree planting or rewilding

- Excellent access

Access, tracks and footpaths

Slip Meadow comes with freehold title and is accessed via a stoned track directly from the public highway, providing year round access. There are no public rights of way across the land.

Local area and history

Clandown was formerly a mining village, on the Somerset Coalfield, situated almost equidistant between the southern tip of The Cotswolds AONB & the Mendip Hills AONB. The original colliery was opened in 1811 with the last pits in the area having closed in the late 1960s. The nearby Bowlditch Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, listed for its geological importance. Despite being only 0.25 hectares in size, the quarry is described as a "classic site showing a remarkable attenuated and broken succession stretching from the top of the Rhaetian to the lowest Pliensbachian. This Lias section is a textbook example of the application of biostratigraphic principles."

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 172
  • Grid ref: ST 669 563
  • Nearest post code: BA3 2XP
  • GPS coordinates: 51.3057, -2.47564

Location map


Slip Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from Broadway Lane near the village of Clandown, in Somerset. Bath is around a 20 minute drive away to the north east, with Bristol around 40 minutes by car.

Click here for Bing Maps directions, enter your own postcode, (the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where the track begins, where you can park. Thereafter please follow the maps. Head up the stoned track for around 150 metres and Slip Meadow will be on your right.

Satnav: the postcode BA3 2XP is the nearest to meadow, but plese note that it takes you to the cottages on Broadway Lane just to the south of the entrance.

There is a Woodlands sign about 500m to the south of the entrance gate on the junction of Broadway Lane and Water Lane.

Coordinates for satnav are: N51.3056, W-2.4781 for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

EITHER £300 for a woodland course of your choice

OR £300 contribution towards buying trees, tree shelters or stakes

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

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 their 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.

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.

A delightful Somerset meadow with an abundance of wildlife and stream frontage, ideally suited to woodland creation.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]