SOLD: Ritton Castle Wood £75,000 Freehold


Predominantly flat with broadleaf trees, surrounded by fields to the rear and forests to the front and sides. The whole Ritton site is off the beaten track and whilst it is a predominantly farming area it has easy access to major cities such as Birmingham and Wolverhampton. In close proximity to smaller villages such as Bishops Castle and Ludlow noted for the many events and festivals that take place throughout the year, from the annual Medieval Christmas Fayre to the famed Ludlow Food and Drink Festival.

The Historic England description of Ritton Castle monument, explains the history of this truly stunning location. dating back to prehistoric times with Iron Age additions.

Scheduled Monuments a guide for owners and occupiers will help you to understand your place as a caretaker of a piece of history.

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.


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


Ritton Castle Wood is next door to Stiperstones National Nature Reserve and is part of the Shropshire Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

The view, the location and the superb access to the open countryside and beyond mark this land as extremely desirable.

From the bench at its heart take in the views of the hidden valley below and the hills around, unspoilt as far as the eye can see.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Sheep may be on the open fields on the way to Ritton Castle Wood. 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: 52.5727, -2.96854

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 gated entrance to RITTON CASTLE WOOD is 40m down the hill on the left hand side.

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.

Own your own Castle with panoramic views and mature woodland. A special historic mount surrounded by peace and tranquility. Its fabulous location gives the owner access to the wider countryside and the nearby villages and fresh air destinations like the Welsh Coast make this an extremely desirable location. Ritton Castle Wood itself is the magical heart of this circa 100 acre locale.

Managed by Ash Charlwood and Helen Iles

Telephone: 07901 718474

Email: [email protected]