SOLD: Onny Meadow £75,000 Freehold


Onny Meadow lies in an area of natural beauty where one really feels away from the world. It’s gentle gradient affords a lovely vista of the Shropshire Hills AONB to the east across a small valley through which runs the River West Onny– itself forming the England / Wales border. The river forms the eastern boundary of Onny Meadow enabling access to a natural source of water for any new owner.

One enters the meadow in its north west corner where an area of hardstanding allows for parking. This is the highest point of the meadow from where fabulous views can be enjoyed with Black Rhadley Hill and Cefn Gunthly, both peaks in The Shropshire Hills, framing the meadow beautifully to the west. The meadow is surrounded on all sides by mature broadleaved species giving a wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion, whilst also being divided into two sections by a woodland belt which dissects the meadow half way down, creating an upper and lower section.

The abundance of trees in the vicinity of the meadow make it an ideal spot for woodland creation as natural regeneration could be harnessed alongside active tree planting, for which grants are available. The grass has been left longer at the fringes of the meadow which has begun the process of rewilding. The ecosystems and wildlife already active nearby will soon migrate to colonise any young woodland created.

As one heads down the meadow towards the valley, past the woodland belt and through the lower section, a wooded area can be found around the banks of the river in the western section. The trees provide welcome shade on a hot summer’s day and place to sit and listen to the water babble along as it meanders along to the south. The river’s name derives from Welsh and means where the ash trees grow. The river begins in White Grit in Shropshire which lies further up the valley to the north of Onny Meadow and is a major tributary of the River Teme.

Onny Meadow would suit those looking for a private parcel of land with abundant natural beauty in a secluded location – there are no public footpaths across the meadow. The diversity of the land is a real feature of it, encompassing a mix of open meadow, belts of woodland and a river.

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 323 956
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0JN
  • GPS coordinates: 52.554, -3.00201

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 to the very end where you will find Onny Meadow.

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 fantastic private meadow on the England / Wales border with views of the Shropshire Hills. Consists of a mix of open meadow, woodland belts and the River Onny.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]