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Mucklewick View £65,000 Freehold

Description

A great opportunity to own a lovely, predominantly conifer woodland in a remote location. From the entrance there is a recently brush cut path which runs uphill and then levels out at the most secluded section of the woodland, which offers some great views of the surrounding area, including Mucklewick Hill which the woodland is named after.

It could prove to beneficial to do some thinning and plant some broadleaves in order to further diversify the land. The woodland is near the end of a rather long and in some places very steep track that has recently been upgraded. Due to the nature of the track it is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles.

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.

Trees

The woodland is mainly well spaced/well thinned Japanese larch, planted in 1958. There are some young broadleaf, including some young holly trees, spread around the woodland as well.

Wildlife

Quite a few deer have been spotted across Brookshill. The woodland is also rife with numerous song birds.

Features

There is a recently brush cut path that begins at the entrance and runs deep into the woodland, giving you an opportunity to get right into the heart of the woodland. At the end of the path is a small clearing, here you’ll find a handmade bench to use either as you prepare to walk around the rest of the woodland or to catch your breath on your return. The wood slopes up from the track, but once at the top the remainder of the wood is fairly level and easy to walk around.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the main entrance into Brookshill is via a right of way over a farm track. The track within Brookshill is only suitable for a four wheel drive vehicle as it is quite steep in places.

Local area and history

Just over 4 miles away is Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle; a bronze age stone circle set in moorland on Stapeley Hill. Originally it consisted of 30 stones, there are now 15 visible and is the focus of many local legends.

The wood is within sight of the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve.

Around 5 miles away is the small village of Churchstoke, here you’ll find a couple of restaurants and a small supermarket.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The north-eastern boundary runs along a line of stakes and meets a fence line adjacent to an open field.

The south-eastern boundary runs along a line of stakes.

The south-western boundary runs along a line of stakes and dog-legs towards the track.

The north-western boundary is the main access track.

All boundaries are further indicated by turquoise paint on fence posts, stakes and trees.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 137
  • Grid ref: SO 339 967
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0NJ
  • GPS coordinates: 52.5644, -2.9753

Location map

Directions

From the A488 Minsterley to Bishops Castle Road (five and a half miles south of Minsterley, or eight miles north of Bishops Castle) take the turning signposted for Shelve and Minsterley Ranges

Follow this road for 2 miles, then at the T-junction turn right

Follow this road for half a mile, then at the fork keep right

Continue along this road for around a mile, then the entrance to Brookshill farm and Minsterley Ranges will be on your right.

If navigating using satnav, note that the nearest postcode SY5 0NJ is about a tenth of a mile before the turning off the road that leads to the wood.

Follow the farm track until you reach a cattle grid. At this point there will be a cow shed to your right and three tracks about 20ft ahead. Take the middle track straight ahead of you (with a For Sale sign at the end).

Continue to the end of the track, and park near the gate into the wood, without blocking the gate into the wood or the gate into the field.

Please note that Mucklewick View is over half a mile walk from the gate. If you wish to drive to the wood (four wheel drive vehicles only) please contact the local manager for the gate code.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

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 predominantly conifer woodland, in a wonderfully remote location near Shrewsbury, with some great views from the top.

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Managed by Renee Browning and Adam Vellins

Telephone: 07971 008443

Email: [email protected]