SOLD: Linley Meadow £35,000 Freehold


Linley Meadow is a small and contained parcel of ex-agricultural land which is ripe with potential for woodland creation. Situated on the border between England and Wales, the land formally sits within the county of Powys, but enjoys fabulous views across the valley into The Shropshire Hills. Through the valley floor runs the River West Onny which demarcates the eastern boundary of Linley Meadow, enabling direct access to the water from the land. A small bank of woodland guards the river in the eastern section of the meadow.

Mature trees also flank the meadow to both the north and south, affording strong natural boundaries which offer privacy as well as a source of seeds for natural regeneration. The heart of the land where the open meadow lies has been used in recent years for the grazing of livestock and grass production. It now presents a new owner with the chance to pursue a private conservation project which could include woodland creation, wildflower meadow development or a rewilding scheme. Tree planting could be done for either carbon offsetting purposes or indeed for amenity woodland creation, or perhaps both. There are a number of grants available to support such work.

One enters the meadow in the north west corner just after the access track drops down through the hedgerow – here an area of hardstanding can be found for parking. Thereafter the land has a gentle gradient down towards the belt of woodland through which the river runs. The gradual incline of the ground offers a sweeping spectacle with the Shropshire Hills AONB unfurling to the east, creating a natural amphitheatre of sorts.

It is unusual to find such a small and neatly contained parcel of land with the balance of habitats that Linley Meadow has. It will make a fantastic canvas for either an individual or family to take on and create a nature-based project in this beautiful corner of the Welsh Marches, creating a space that can be nurtured and enjoyed.

The adjoining meadow, Fishpool Meadow, could be purchased in conjunction with Linley 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 322 957
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0JN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5552, -3.00133

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 through the first three fields, at which point it will drop through a hedgerow and turn 90 degrees to the right. Linley Meadow is directly in front of you just afer this hedgerow.

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.

An unusually small and contained parcel of land with a fantastic balance of habitats, ideally suited to woodland creation.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]