Ritton Copse £59,000 Freehold


Predominantly flat with broadleaf trees, surounded on all sides 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. It also is 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 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.


Ritton Copse is surrounded by open hedged fields rather than fences thus allowing wildlife free reign throughout this area. Muntjac, badger, moles, voles, rabbits and much more call this area home.


Sunny glades, flat open area easy access throughout the wood, with a healthy stock of predominantly broadleaf trees, and a seasonal stream in the winter months.

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.

One public footpath crosses the south-eastern side of the land, but seems to be used infrequently.

The recently extended stone track enables the woodland to be accessed with an ordinary car at any time of the year.

Local area and history

Immediately adjacent to the north-western boundary of Ritton Copse is Ritton Castle, a Scheduled Ancient Monument comprising a slight univallate hillfort and a ringwork and bailey castle.

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.

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The north-eastern and south-eastern boundaries are fenced. The south-western boundary follows an old earth bank. The north-western boundary is marked with stakes. All boundaries are also marked with mauve paint. A gated entrance in the south-eastern boundary leads onto a private parking bay. Follow a brush-cut to path down the left boundary, and you’ll arrive at a glade with a bench: a place to sit.

It’s boarded along its left-hand edge by a seasonal stream. Along its front edge are glimpses through the trees are flashes of rock of Ritton Castle.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 137
  • Grid ref: SO 344 975
  • Nearest post code: SY5 0NG
  • GPS coordinates: 52.572, -2.9677

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 the sign for RITTON COPSE is on your right 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.

Sunny, flat and open, with a range of mature broadleaf trees. Located within a larger wood with excellent access to the Midlands as well as Wales (just across the next valley) and its long coastline and award winning beaches (63 miles to Barmouth Beach).

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Managed by Renee Browning and Adam Vellins

Telephone: 07971 008443

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