Brienne Wood £45,000 Freehold
- Gartocharn, Drymen, Stirlingshire
- over 4 ½ acres
- Northern Scotland
Large area of hardstanding
Well spaced trees
The odd pine
A jungle in parts
Anyone for a bath?
Centre of the wood
Brienne Wood is a delightful smaller woodland, diverse and yet of a size that is manageable for a first foray into woodland ownership. The land is generally flat and the regenerating birch is well spaced out, allowing easy access throughout the wood. There are some areas of rhododendron that could be cleared for the introduction of native species; it is possible to turn the larger stems into charcoal.
These woods are perfect examples of naturally regenerated woodland, showing a rich diversity on the forest floor. The trees are well spaced allowing room for further planting; oaks, hazel, hawthorn and alder would be useful additions to name but a few.
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 ancient Caledonian forest, part of the northern hemisphere boreal forest, once dominated the Scottish landscape; rich in diverse species, this habitat thrived for millennia. The Scots pine was one of the more dominant species, along with rowan, willow, juniper, birch and yew. The once mighty forest has shrunk to less than 16,000 hectares resulting in the catstropic decline in related species. The challenge for the next generation will be to redress this imbalance.
A common visitor is the ‘Snipe of the woods’: Woodcock is an elusive, wading bird found mainly in woodlands. It is a thick-bodied, pigeon-sized bird with a long bill. Its beautiful plumage provides almost perfect camouflage when it is on the ground, motionless in leaf litter. Rarely seen on the ground, it is the rufous rump that is most striking when the bird is flushed into flight.
Woodcock is a crepuscular bird, most active at dawn and dusk. It feeds by probing its bill into damp ground, eating mainly earthworms and beetles and one to look out for when visiting the woods.
There is a stream on the northern boundary that will attract all manner of wildlife, a draw for all visitors and adding greatly to the diversity of the woodland.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Parts of the track have recently been resurfaced with fresh stone and should be maintenance free for some time.
Rights and covenants
Sporting rights are sold with the woodland.
There is plenty of room for camping adventures and den making in Brienne Wood and I am sure it will become a favourite spot for young and old alike.
Local area and history
The surrounding area of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs gained much popularity with the publication of Sir Walter Scott's 1810 poem 'The Lady of the Lake'. The poem gives a roll call of Trossachs place names, the lady herself being found on Loch Katrine. Scott followed up with his 1817 historical novel Rob Roy, romanticising the outlaw cattle thief Raibert Ruadh born by Loch Katrine and buried at nearby Balquhidder.
Stirling with its beautiful castle is just a 30 minute drive away with direct links from there across to Edinburgh.
Boundaries are marked by purple painted post tops.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 56
- Grid ref: NS 441 849
- Nearest post code: G83 8SA
- GPS coordinates: 56.0318, -4.50293
- Take the A82 north.
- Turn right onto the A811 in the direction of Drymen.
- At the village of Gartocham turn right onto School Road.
- Turn left onto Auchincarroch Road.
- Turn left onto Finnery Road.
- The entrance will be on your left. There is a small woodlands for sale sign attached to the fence. On the other side of the driveway is the nameplate Greystonelea.
- Continue up this driveway for 500m and the woods are on your right.
- If you miss the entrance you will reach Finnery House on your left. Turn round and retrace your steps.
- Go through the pedestrian gate and follow the internal track until you reach the woodland.
Sat nav will get you to Finnery Road but will not get you to the entance to the woods.
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.