SOLD: Hidden Valley Wood £115,000 Freehold


Almost six acres of mixed deciduous and broadleaf trees. Easy access with views across open countryside from the top of the site and over the valley below. The valley itself has a year round stream running along its length which in winter becomes swollen with runoff from the fields above and around the valley bottom. Both slopes of the valley are covered with mature conifers and the bottom of the valley has a hidden open peaceful glade. A beautiful stunning and hidden gem in this untouched almost primeval area of woodland. Having seen the wood through all four seasons its beauty needs to be seen to be believed. Breathtaking and different throughout the year.

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 range of mainly broadleaf trees with some conifer along the front edge of the site and along the sides of the valley.


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


I'm not eloquent enough to express how beautiful this woodland is, please if you are at all interested come and see for yourself....

From the ridestop and hard packed parking area there's a small pedestrian gated access on the left. This then leads through to an old access track/ road from which the ore extracted from the mines was dragged. The path is surrounded and obscured by some fallen conifers and other taller trees along its edge which lead you down to the valley bottom. part way down the valley the stream opens out into a pond with a large sitting stone. Sit! Up to your left on the sloping edge of the valley is a hide constructed from timber and glass. From here are stunning views of the pond and along most of the length of the valley. Follow the river with a flat valley bottom with glades and mature trees on either side. Eventually you will reach a stone wall, a remnant of the mining facilities that existed some 100 year ago.

Peace and tranquility pervade throughout - stop, listen and breathe....

Access, tracks and footpaths

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

Please note that virtually the whole of the wood falls within the area of the old Ritton Castle Mine, and that the local Shropshire County Archaeologist will have a great deal of information available about the specific history of this amazing site.

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 343 977
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0NG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5735, -2.97001

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 for approximately 100 metres and then take the right hand turn immediately along the edge of the forest and fenceline. Down the hill and the ride stop entrance to HIDDEN VALLEY WOOD is 40m in front of you.

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.

Sloped access track leading to a hidden valley with a pond and a hide/shed on the side of the sloped valley. Mature trees along the valley sides and top hide this from the surrounding countryside. truly a hidden gem. A beautiful flowing stream runs the entire length of the valley bottom. The site also includes remains of an old mining operation from circa 1900s including a Rapunzel tower and some parts of stone buildings.

Managed by Ash Charlwood and Helen Iles

Telephone: 07901 718474

Email: [email protected]