SOLD: Birchbank Wood £55,000 Freehold


A gated secure and private entrance to the wood with an access track that hugs its edge, with expansive views overlooking the hills and fields of the surrounding area. The Eastern boundary has a seasonal stream and a dike which acts as a natural barrier between it and Ritton Copse next door. Several paths both natural and made by the local wildlife abound this area and provide easy access through the woodland. A calm and magical atmosphere pervades the wood and acts as a balm to the soul. Having seen the wood through all four seasons its beauty needs to be seen to be believed. In spring the new growth is dense and almost impenetrable in some plces, in autumn the colours are every shade of red, orange, green and yellow and there are a huge variety of mushrooms and toadstools. Winter brings low light, sharp cold snaps and beautiful hazy and foggy blue white crisp days.

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


A grove of Silver Birch, as well as a range of other predominantly broadleaf trees including Ash, Rowan, Beech and Hawthorn.


Open hedged rather than fenced fields allow wildlife free reign throughout this area. Muntjac, badger, moles, voles, rabbits and much more call this area home.


Birchbank Wood is next door to Stiperstones National Nature Reserve and is part of the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Open pathways, Silver Birch glades, Moss and mushroom fields in the autumn and a beautiful seasonal stream, along the dike edge of the wood. The access track along the boundary of the wood provides stunning views over the surrounding hills and fields - space to breathe.

Access, tracks and footpaths

One public footpath crosses the land but seems to be used infrequently.

There is a right of way over the track through Birchbank Wood, which is used by the owner of just one other wood, Corbett Wood.

Sheep may be on the open fields. Will all visitors kindly NOT BRING THEIR DOGS or maintain them on a very short leash. Thank you.

Local area and history

Stiperstones. See the Ordovician ‘Stiperstones Quartzite’, which is a wild and distinctive landscape rich with geology of national significance.

The whole area is steeped in history and accessible through various walks including The Shropshire Way

Bishop’s Castle (11 miles, 20 minutes away) is an unspoiled working town dating from the Medieval period. Built on a very steep hill, it is surrounded by a spectacular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the border with Wales, midway between Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

Mining has always been an important part of the history of Shropshire and that history includes remains of mines at Ritton castle and its environs.

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 349 980
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0NG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5764, -2.96071

Location map


Nearest postcode takes you to The Bog farm, but stay on the road towards The Bog Visitor Centre. When coming from the north, Stiperstones/Shelve, keep going along to the end of the straight road (a quarter of a mile past Bog Farm) and the centre is on the side of the road to your right.

Follow the track (a little rough, but alright for an ordinary car) down the side of the visitors centre for approx 300 metres, past a turn to the left, and continue to follow the small WOODLANDS FOR SALE arrow signs for another 200m or so. Here you will find a gate on the left hand side with a WOODLANDS ACCESS sign.

Please call in advance for the gate access code. If you do not have the code, park to the right of the gate, without blocking access, and continue on foot.

Coordinates for this gate:

  • Lat/Long: 52.576428,-2.9611775
  • what3words: acre.splat.impeached

Through this gate, follow the signs for 100m till you get to a right turn, turn right and then after approximately 100m there will be a locked gate with a parking bay.

Walk along the track through the fields, past the first gate on your right (Ritton Copse). Birchbank Wood is accessed through the next gate.

Coordinates for this gate:

  • Lat/Long: 52.571303,-2.9676376
  • what3words: petrified.homework.boosted

Any issues with directions please don't hesitate to call Adam on 07971008443.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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.

Mixed woodland predominantly silver birch and other broadleaf trees including Ash, Rowan, Beech and Hawthorn amongst others.

Managed by Ash Charlwood and Helen Iles

Telephone: 07901 718474

Email: [email protected]