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Bowers Wood, Fife - About 3 acres, £29,000

Bowers Wood

The definition of the name Bower is "a pleasant shady place under trees or climbing plants, in a garden or wood," and this perfectly describes this charming wood on a Summers day.

Bowers Wood is a delightful plantation of deciduous trees that are growing very well on what was previously farmland. Great thought has been taken in choosing both an eclectic variety of tree species and in placing them in just the right place. Shrubby specimens such as blackthorn, hazel and hawthorn predominate towards the fringes, while more substantial ash, cherry and birch occupy the heart of the wood. The cherry copse in particular, is a joy to walk through with its abundance of fruit, though any forager will find that there is great competition amongst the birdlife come harvest time.

The sheer diversity of this woodland makes it a great habitat for animal life, both small and large, from browsing deer to thriving anthills, from subterranean moles to birds of prey circling high above.

There is great scope for timber extraction to keep the home fires burning as the woodland is reaching the age where selective thinning is advisable. Coppicing of woodland is a useful practice to sustainably harvest timber and will also encourage butterflies into a wood, as they thrive in the space created by recently felled trees. There is a constant gentle battle for sunlight within woodlands as flora competes for the energy: active woodland management will help immensely in sustaining diversity both in the canopy and on the ground. The access to Bowers Wood is very good along a recently resurfaced stoney track to a good hard standing, suitable for turning a vehicle or stacking timber awaiting collection.

Woodland ownership can act as a great educator for young and old and the woods at Balmule really are a great stage on which to observe the coming and goings of nature.

Surrounding area:

Bowers Wood is located within 15 minutes from Dunfermline, which up until the 17th Century was the royal capital of Scotland and centrally located for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Fife, bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay, and to the south by the Firth of Forth, is a natural peninsula where political boundaries have changed little over the ages. Legend has it that the Pictish realm was divided into seven sub-kingdoms or provinces, one of which went on to become Fife.

To the north beyond the hill and woods is Commerce Park, an old WW2 supply depot for the naval bases at Rosyth, now converted mainly for use by local business and also home to Scotland's Vintage Bus Museum.

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.

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.

  • Price: £29,000 Freehold
  • Location: Bowershall, Fife
  • Size: About 3 acres for sale

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393
torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 58
Grid ref: NT 095 918
Nearest post code: KY12 0SJ

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Boundaries are marked by orange painted post tops.

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