Tasker Meadow £65,000 Freehold
- Fishpool Gate, Church Stoke, Powys / Shropshire border
- over 3 ⅓ acres
- Tree planting land Wales and the Welsh Marches
The shropshire hills frame the meadow
The view across the meadow from the entrance
Abundant woodland near the meadow
Mature hedgerows in the boundaries offer privacy
Looking north, the woodland belt to the left
In the woodland bank to the east
Views to the east
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
The bank of trees which protrudes into the meadow
A gentle gradient runs down towards the river in the valley
River West Onny
Looking north up the river
Looking back up the meadow from the banks of the river
Trees lining the brook which forms the northern boundary
The brook which feeds into the Onny
A wooded bank lines the banks of the brook
Standing trees will self seed on the open land
Peeking out from the wooded bank on to the meadow -
The well in the middle of the meadow
Flowers and longer grasses surround the well
Standing in the south east corner
The land is well suited to woodland creation
Boundary features are marked with purple paint
Hardstanding at entrance for parking
Park here for viewing
Tasker Meadow is a meadow with an agricultural history and abundant potential for woodland creation - it is nestled in a beautiful part of the Welsh Marches, close to the village of Church Stoke. The meadow and surrounding area is characterised by picturesaue rolling hills. It is located on the border between England and Wales, in the county of Powys, with fabulous views of the Shropshire Hills to the east. The meandering River West Onny forms the boundary on the eastern side of the meadow, the banks of which are populated with trees, offering shady spots to sit and spend time in the summer months. An additional smaller brook forms the northern boundary, itself feeding into the Onny downstream. Such access to natural water is a valuable resource. Additionally, there is a well in the middle of the meadow.
Historically the land has been used for grazing animals and grass production but now offers the opportunity to a family or individual who is interested in undertaking a conservation project, be that woodland creation, wildflower meadow development or rewilding. This could be done for either carbon offsetting or amenity purposes. The volume of standing trees at the edge of the meadow and in the surrounding area would enable the natural regeneration of the land for those interested in harnessing the power of nature to trransform the landscape. Active tree planting could work in conjunction with this approach and there are a number of grants available to assist with the planting of trees.
The land is accessed via a hardcore track which runs from the gate at the main entrance and which terminates in the south west corner of the meadow, where an area of hardstanding allows for vehicular parking. From there, the meadow takes a broadly square shape with a gentle gradient running from the western boundary in an easterly direction down into the valley where the River Onny runs. A cluster of matures trees line the banks of the Onny, whilst a small number also project into the meadow creating a pleasing natural division of the eastern section of the land.
Tasker Meadow is a fine parcel of land with an enviable apsect, a balanced mix of open land and standing trees and a fantastic frontage on to an important watercourse. The long established hedgerow trees which border the meadow on all sides offer a great deal of privacy and a nice aesthetic. The views that can be enjoyed across the valley to the peaks of the Shropshire Hills is a defining feature of the meadow.
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.
Boundary features are marked with purple paint.
Eastern boundary: the edge of the woodland bank
Northern boundary: Brook
Eastern boundary: River West Onny
Southern boundary: Hedgerow
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 137
- Grid ref: SO 322 957
- Nearest post code: SY5 0JN
- GPS coordinates: 52.5555, -3.0011
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 before a 'T' junction. Turn left here and Tasker Meadow is 10m down directly in front of you.
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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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.