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Asgall Wood £49,000 Freehold

Description

Asgall Wood has good vehicular access off the quiet adjacent B-road and is located in a lovely part of the northern Scotland. The woods were clear felled some time ago and have turned into a perfect example of a self seeded woodland: regeneration at its best.

The benefits of natural regeneration are inumerable from an environmental perspective, with much less likelihood of disease coming from tree nurseries. Nature has a fine way of allowing the stronger species to thrive, specific to ground conditions.

Natural regeneration can create more natural landscapes and species mixes and these can be far more beneficial to wildlife. Naturally regenerating trees have more beneficial mycorrhizal fungi, which help with water and soil nutrient uptake, and also help the sharing resources between trees.

This woodland will develop and mature in many different ways as the years go by, giving a unique opportunity for a family to follow it on its journey.

Demand for woodland is high and early viewing is recommended.

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.

There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, here is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.

Trees

As with most self seeded woodlands, it is the 'pioneer' species of birch that leads the way in establishing itself, along with rowan and willow, while whatever had been the dominant clear fell species; probably Sitka spruce. This woodland has really started to establish itself: it feels like a Scottish jungle and is surprisingly easy to lose oneself in, once you step off the footpaths.

A initial programme to reduce the gorse, which while being very helpful in protecting new saplings from hungry mouths and providing cover fore small animals and birds, would provide more room for other species.

Wildlife

As to be expected, this woodland has been so overgrown as to prevent people from walking in it, and as such has created the perfect habitat for woodland creatures to flourish and prosper. A proper exploration off the paths will discover the many different layers to this woodland and a few well placed wildlife cams will doubtless produce exciting results.

Features

Without a doubt, it is the sheer diversity of flora and fauna that marks this as a really special woodland that would benefit from a light touch from human hands, allowing nature to take its natural and flourishing course.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is off a minor public road; the main entrance is shared with the neighbouring wood with a locked metal gate. A number of paths have been cut through the wood though this network could be expanded upon greatly as the growth is very thick.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included with the sale of the wood.

Activities

These woods are perfect for honing bushcraft skills, observing wildlife and improving plant identification skills. Asgall Wood is at the perfect point in its young stage of life for an owner to shape for the future.

Local area and history

The Moray coast is a hidden gem of Scotland that has so far remained amongst the roads less travelled. From quaint fishing villages such as Portsoy and Findochty, to hidden bays dotted along the 50 mile coastal trail, this is a fantastic place to have a woodland base.

There are a number of castles to explore such as the ruined Duffus Castle nearby, to the magical Findlater Castle set looking out to sea and a reminder of time gone by, to the more formal gardens of the 'pearl of the north', Ballindalloch Castle.

Further up the coast is Elgin, Findhorn, Nairn and Inverness, that boasts great train and plane links, as well as being the closest you will get to 'urban' for quite some distance.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

Boundaries are marked by blue painted post tops.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 28
  • Grid ref: NJ 392 620
  • Nearest post code: AB56 5HP
  • GPS coordinates: 57.6441, -3.02001

Location map

Directions

From Inverness:

  • Follow the A96 to Fochabers
  • Take the A98 towards Fraserburgh
  • Just before Buckie take a right turn signposted to Broadley.
  • Continue for 200m and the woodland is on your right.There is a metal gate with post and rail fencing.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

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 young woodland of fantastic diversity, close to the Moray coast.

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Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk