SOLD: Fishpool Meadow £45,000 Freehold


Nestled within a captivating expanse of untouched countryside, Fishpool Meadow presents as a haven of serenity; an escape from the daily hustle and bustle. The gentle incline of the land rewards you with a panorama of the Shropshire Hills AONB stretching out to the east. The eastern section of the land drops down into a valley, a guardian to the meandering River West Onny that defines the England / Wales border. The river's flow marks the eastern boundary, affording any owner access to a natural water source.

An area of hardstanding in the north west corner lies at the entrance and enables vehicular parking. Here, at the highest vantage point, breath-taking vistas unfold. Two peaks within the Shropshire Hills, Black Rhadley Hill and Cefn Gunthly, fill the western horizon creating a dramatic backdrop to the meadow. With the land enveloped by mature deciduous trees on all sides, a real sense of privacy is established.

The abundance of trees in the area makes the meadow an enticing canvas for cultivating new woodland, perhaps blending natural regeneration and proactive tree planting, with the prospect of grant support to fund the planting. The meadow's fringes feature longer grass, nurturing the first steps of rewilding. As ecosystems thrive nearby, the establishment of newly created woodland habitats will be accelerated as insects and fungi stand ready to migrate.

When heading east, and dropping down towards the valley, you encounter a wooded enclave embracing the river banks. The trees provide a cool refuge on balmy summer days, inviting you to sit and take in the gentle babble of the water coursing its way southward. The river's Welsh origins are echoed in its name, signifying the realm of ash trees. Its source is found in White Grit, upstream in Shropshire, a major tributary of the River Teme.

Fishpool Meadow beckons to those seeking a secluded sanctuary, a parcel of land characterised by untouched charm. The allure of the land in part lies in its diversity – a blend of open meadow, a section of woodland and the River West Onny. It is perfectly suited to anyone looking to plant new woodland or pursue other conservation-based activity.

The adjoining meadow, Linley Meadow, could be purchased in conjunction with Fishpool Meadow if a larger area of land was required.

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.


- Private and secluded location

- Fantastic views of the Shropshire Hills

- Direct frontage on to the River West Onny

- A mix of open meadow and woodland belts

Access, tracks and footpaths

The meadow is accessed via a hardcore stoned track which runs from the public highway. The land comes with freehold title and there are no public rights of way across it.

Local area and history

The meadow lies on the western edge of the Shropshire Hills right on the border between England and Wales, with the River West Onny forming the boundary. Corndon Hill is a significant local landmark and with a summit of over 510m it forms a breath-taking backdrop to the local area. There is large bronze age cairn at the summit where far reaching views can be enjoyed of The Cambrian Mountains, Stiperstones and The Long Mynd.

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. 137
  • Grid ref: SO 322 956
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0JN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5547, -3.00167

Location map


In terms of finding the meadow, when heading north out of the village of Hyssington, go past the small carpark and swings on your left hand side and follow the road for about 1 3/4 miles, going past Fishpool Farm and Fishpool Gate, before taking a right hand turn which is signposted as unsuitable for HGV's. It is the third turning on the right. Once you have turned right, the entrance to the site is 250m down on your right hand side, signposted with a "Woodlands" sign on the gate.

The land can also be accessed via the A488 via a small left hand turn when heading north, in between Runnis Meadow Camping (on Google Maps) and the village of White Grit, again signposted as unsuitable for HGV's. Please note this turning drops away fairly steeply and has a steep ditch on its right hand side. The main gate is circa 500m down on the left hand side.

Once at the main gate, park in the little pull-in off the road, carefully climb the gate and follow the access track almost to the end where you will find Fishpool Meadow on your left hand side.

Click here for the Google Maps Main Gate Location, 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 you can park.

Satnav: the postcode SY5 0JN is the nearest to the main entrance where you can park but will take you slightly to the north of where you need to be.

Coordinates for satnav are: 52.558666, -3.001408 for the main entrance.

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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 mix of open meadow and woodland overlooking the western peaks of The Shropshire Hills.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]