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Shropshire has a lot of woodland, varying from small copses to large forests. Some of this is in private hands but much is owned or managed by large organisations or trusts. The non-private woodland is usually open to the public. These organisations are :-

 

Forestry Commission – Government department founded in 1919 with the aim of replacing the trees depleted by World War I. Throughout the UK, it manages almost 700,000 hectares of land in England and Scotland, making it the country's biggest land manager. Of this, 70% is in Scotland. It also regulates private forestry and felling in a private woodland is generally illegal without first obtaining a license from the Commission.

National Trust – a charity founded in 1895 with the aim of preserving and protecting historic places and spaces forever and for everyone. It owns over 350 properties in the UK, including historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments and social history sites. The Trust is one of the largest landowners in the United Kingdom, owning over 950 square miles of land, most of which is open to the public free of charge. The trust owns or has covenant over 25% of the Lake District, 12% of the Peak District and one fifth of the coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (a total of 775 miles). Attingham Park in Shropshire is the 4th most visited property in the UK with nearly 400,000 visitors annually.

Natural England – Government department founded in 2006 by the amalgamation of the Countryside Agency, English Nature and Rural Development Service.It is responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment is protected and improved, as well as helping people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment. It manages a number of National Nature Reserves in England.

 

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust – charity founded in 1986 to help in managing the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. It owns woodland in Coalbrookdale and along the Severn Gorge to near Sutton Maddock.

 

Shropshire Wildlife Trust – charity founded in 1964 to acquire and manage nature reserves in Shropshire. It now has 42 reserves and a visitor centre in Shrewsbury. There are about 10,000 members in 10 branches, as well as specialist groups.

 

Woodland Trust – charity founded in 1972 to acquire and manage woodland in the UK. It has over 1,000 woodland sites and around half a million members. There are 18 sites in Shropshire.

 

Shropshire Council – council owning a number of woodland sites used for leisure and recreation. Managed by their Leisure & Culture department.

 

Telford & Wrekin Council - council owning a number of woodland sites used for leisure and recreation. Managed by their Sports & Leisure department.

 

 

 

 

Gazetteer of Non-Private Woodland

 

Wood

Grid Ref

Hectares

Owner

Apley Woods

SJ655132

16

Telford & Wrekin Council

Aqualate  Mere

SJ780205

52

Natural England

Aqueduct Woods

SJ695056

8

Telford & Wrekin Council

Attingham Park

SJ556104

36

National Trust

Beanhill Wood

SJ638130

6

Telford & Wrekin Council

Benthall Edge Wood

SJ663033

43

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Beverley Roundabout

SJ687106

2

Telford & Wrekin Council

Birchen Park

SO702802

76

Forestry Commission

Birchmeadow

SJ674022

1

Shropshire Council

Black Hill

SO328790

199

Forestry Commission

Blakeridge Wood

SO298861

169

Forestry Commission

Blists Hill Woods

SJ698038

14

Telford & Wrekin Council

Blue Pool

SJ700077

17

see Randlay Pool

Boathouse Wood

SJ431331

3

Shropshire Council

Brick Kiln Plantation

SO699942

2

Woodland Trust

Brown Moss

SJ562395

31

Shropshire Council

Bryn-y-Castel Coppice

SJ307338

1

Shropshire Council

Bucknell Wood

SO335745

249

Forestry Commission

Bury Ditches

SO318834

290

Forestry Commission

Bushmoor Coppice

SO431879

2

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Buxton Hill

SO353999

7

Forestry Commission

Cantern Dingle

SO712938

1

Shropshire Council

Captain’s Coppice

SO304849

15

Forestry Commission

Castle Pool

SJ688061

13

Telford & Wrekin Council

Causeway Wood

SO515989

112

Forestry Commission

Clunton Coppice

SO342805

23

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Coats Wood

SO531920

21

National Trust

Cockshutt Piece

SJ701116

30

see Wrockwardine Wood

Coed Collfryn

SJ218369

7

Woodland Trust

Colstey Wood

SO318834

290

see Bury Ditches

Copthorne

SJ472127

1

Shropshire Council

Coton Hill

SJ489139

2

Shropshire Council

Cow Wood

SJ679103

6

Telford & Wrekin Council

Craig Sychtyn

SJ232257

4

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Cuckoo’s Nest

SO769839

6

Shropshire Council

Dale Coppice

SJ671044

15

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Dandy Pool

SJ688061

13

see Castle Pool

Danson’s Wood

SJ523418

5

Woodland Trust

Dudmaston Hall

SO745888

4

National Trust

Eastridge Wood

SJ383029

174

Forestry Commission

Fenns Moss

SJ481351

29

Natural England

Fletcher’s Pool

SJ700072

8

Telford & Wrekin Council

Frizland Coppice

SO461852

20

Forestry Commission

Garden Terraces

SJ404347

1

Shropshire Council

Glentworth Woods

SJ290282

1

Shropshire Council

Gough’s Coppice

SO457930

4

Woodland Trust

Greenfields

SJ497139

1

Shropshire Council

Halesfield Woods

SJ718051

23

Telford & Wrekin Council

Harlescott

SJ497158

1

Shropshire Council

Haroldswood

SJ420462

1

Woodland Trust

Haughmond Hill

SJ544144

68

Forestry Commission

Haywood

SJ700025

26

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Helmeth Hill

SO469938

24

Woodland Trust

Henley Wood

SJ305303

4

Shropshire Council

Hinkshay

SJ694070

15

Telford & Wrekin Council

Hope Valley

SJ349017

17

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Hopton Wood

SO353767

369

Forestry Commission

Huglith Wood

SJ403018

31

Forestry Commission

Hurley Brook Wood

SJ666130

6

Telford & Wrekin Council

Jiggers Bank

SJ666053

11

see Wynne's Coppice

Jones’ Rough

SJ247247

3

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Kinsley Wood

SO290730

102

Forestry Commission

Ladywood

SJ676030

18

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Langley Field Coppice

SJ692072

2

Telford & Wrekin Council

Lee Hills Wood

SJ551271

12

National Trust

Leegomery Belt

SJ660127

4

Telford & Wrekin Council

Lightmoor Furnace Wood

SJ683056

14

Telford & Wrekin Council

Lightmoor Woods

SJ676050

6

Telford & Wrekin Council

Limekiln Wood

SJ652097

25

Telford & Wrekin Council

Lincoln Hill

SJ669039

7

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Little Dawley Wood

SJ680061

5

Telford & Wrekin Council

Lloyd’s Coppice

SJ686034

44

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Lloyd’s Coppice North

SJ691034

5

Telford & Wrekin Council

Loamhole Dingle

SJ663055

27

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Long Mynd

SO409897

226

Forestry Commission

Long Mynd

SO431911

6

National Trust

Lydebrook Dingle

SJ659063

6

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Lythwood

SJ472086

3

Shropshire Council

Madeley Court Woods

SJ693048

22

Telford & Wrekin Council

Madeley Reservoir Wood

SJ689040

7

Telford & Wrekin Council

Madeley Woods

SJ701043

8

Telford & Wrekin Council

Manor Road Wood

SJ685067

3

Telford & Wrekin Council

Meole Brace

SJ487104

3

Shropshire Council

Merrington Green

SJ467209

11

Shropshire Council

Monkmoor

SJ518131

2

Shropshire Council

Moor Farm Woods

SJ686055

2

Telford & Wrekin Council

Moreton Coppice

SJ668073

3

Telford & Wrekin Council

Mortimer Forest

SO475724

942

Forestry Commission

Mousecroft

SJ472109

4

Shropshire Council

Nedge Hill

SJ717070

12

Telford & Wrekin Council

Nesscliffe Country Park

SJ385195

52

Shropshire Council

New England

SO726837

1

Shropshire Council

Oilhouse Coppice

SJ676048

6

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Old Church Farm

SJ694262

1

Woodland Trust

Oliver’s Wood

SJ294366

1

Woodland Trust

Onny Meadows

SO436822

3

Shropshire Council

Paddock Mount

SJ687072

8

Telford & Wrekin Council

Park Coppice

SO672869

2

Woodland Trust

Penley Wood

SJ404353

3

Shropshire Council

Pentre Wood

SJ272370

6

Woodland Trust

Pimley

SJ519143

2

Shropshire Council

Poles Coppice

SJ391046

19

Shropshire Council

Postage Stamp Wood

SO397902

17

National Trust

Preenshead

SJ693022

8

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Price’s Dingle

SJ316375

3

Shropshire Council

Priorslee Wood

SJ707100

20

Telford & Wrekin Council

Purslow Wood

SO359795

79

Forestry Commission

Quarry Wood

SJ685272

3

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Radnor Wood

SO321817

96

Forestry Commission

Randlay Pool

SJ700077

17

Telford & Wrekin Council

Randlay Wood

SJ712076

33

Telford & Wrekin Council

Rectory Wood

SO449938

7

Shropshire Council

Ropewalk Dingle

SO718934

2

Shropshire Council

Rough Park

SJ684051

16

Telford & Wrekin Council

Rough Pits

SJ642138

3

Telford & Wrekin Council

Saddle Hill

SO413783

59

Forestry Commission

Salthouses

SJ691027

3

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Severn Valley Country Park

SO753838

51

Shropshire Council

Shawbury Heath

SJ541201

102

Forestry Commission

Shell Brook Wood

SJ348409

2

Woodland Trust

Shelve Hill

SO330992

45

Forestry Commission

Snedshill Wood

SJ700108

4

Telford & Wrekin Council

Sodylt Wood

SJ343410

6

Woodland Trust

Southall

SJ692064

5

Telford & Wrekin Council

Spring Coppice

SJ462066

6

Shropshire Council

Stanmore Camp

SO738929

33

Woodland Trust

Stiperstones

SJ372017

28

Natural England

Strefford Wood

SO449854

74

Forestry Commission

Sutton Wood

SJ711016

28

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

The Dingle

SO677881

3

Woodland Trust

The Ercall

SJ644096

66

Telford & Wrekin Council

The Highfields

SJ688275

1

Woodland Trust

The Plantation

SJ405343

3

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Trinity Wood

SO698941

3

Woodland Trust

Tuck Hill Common

SO788880

4

Shropshire Council

Tweedale Woods

SJ702051

11

Telford & Wrekin Council

Vane Coppice

SJ669052

10

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Verflors Wood

SO753783

3

Woodland Trust

Walcot Woods

SO343839

6

National Trust

Wem Moss

SJ476342

13

Natural England

Wenlock Edge

SO561956

90

National Trust

Whixall Moss

SJ489355

29

Natural England

Wilderhope Manor

SO546935

26

National Trust

Woodside Wood

SJ683043

2

Telford & Wrekin Council

Workhouse Coppice

SJ667029

5

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Workhouse Coppice

SJ668029

6

Woodland Trust

Wrockwardine Wood

SJ701116

30

Telford & Wrekin Council

Wynne’s Coppice

SJ666053

11

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Wyre Forest

SO744771

1,056

Forestry Commission

Yell Wood

SJ437333

10

Shropshire Council