SOLD: Conall Wood £39,000 Freehold


The woods at Balmule have proved to be very popular and for good reason as this deciduous woodland contains an envious list of tree species including chestnut, hornbeam, oak, ash, cherry, sycamore, holly to name but a few. What is really nice to see is an abundance of hedgerow species such as hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel, as they really add to the identity of the woodland.

Conall Wood sits on two distinct levels with a meandering slope between, providing more than enough flat areas for camping. The change in topography really adds another dimension to this wood with great views across and past to the nearby fishery.

For many woodlanders a stream is one of the first things they look for and Conall Wood has a fine stretch of fast flowing stream along the bottom boundary. This wider area has capacity to hold water and is distinguished by a an assortment of willow and alder. Alder is one of our more neglected trees but alder leaves and especially the roots are important to the ecosystem as they enrich the soil with nutrients. Alder improves the fertility of the soil where it grows, and as a pioneer species, it helps provide additional nitrogen for the successional species which follow.

This woodland is very much worth a trip out to view and as a younger woodland, it will only improve with age.

Surrounding area:

Conall 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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 58
  • Grid ref: NT 092 916
  • Nearest post code: KY12 0SJ
  • GPS coordinates: 56.1091, -3.46067

Location map


  • From the M90 exit at jnct 4
  • Follow signs to the Vintage Bus Museum and Commerce Park on the B914
  • After a few miles bear left onto the B915
  • Continue down past the entrance to Commerce Park.
  • You will pass a large woodlands for sale sign on your right hand side marking the start of the woods.
  • Immediately past the bend and just before the house is the entrance to the woods next to a Woodlands sign.
  • Please park here only if there is room NOT to block the gate and enter through the pedestrian gate and walk up to Conall Wood which will be found at the far end of the recently resurfaced track.
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, do not block the vehicle gate as it prevents other woodland owners from leaving!

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 younger deciduous wood, close to Edinburgh, with a burn running through it.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk