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SOLD: Radachan Wood £35,000 Freehold

Description

Radachan wood is a delightful, smaller woodland, perfect for someone's first foray into woodland ownership. The land is fairly flat and though the trees are of a size to provide good firewood, it is not too overwhelming for the novice woodland worker and is of an age where it can be easily managed dependant on the owners interests. The relative closeness to Glasgow makes it the perfect bolthole from busy city lifestyles allowing you to appreciate a slower pace of life and enjoy the sounds of silence.The wider woodland comprises roughly 60 acres and acts as a wonderful refuge for wildlife from the surrounding area and is well worth a wander round when visiting Radachan Wood.

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

The original plantation was harvested some time ago and since then nature has been allowed to take its natural course. The lack of interference has benefitted the woodland diversity enormously, creating an incredibly wild feeling in the growth and regeneration. As with most woodland, the pioneer species such as birch has set the pace, interspersed with western hemlock, black pine, rowan and willow. While time will produce trees of greater stature, the younger growth in Radachan Wood create a very private and intimate feel, not usually associated with more established woods with bigger trees: a secret retreat.

Wildlife

The diversity of flora is mirrored by the diversity of fauna with a number of different deer species visiting along with an abundance of butterflies, dragonflies and an eclectic mix of birdlife chattering amongst the undergrowth.

Features

Woodland benches and timber stacking hard standing

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is along a well built woodland track laid in stone along with hard standing, with enough room for a vehicle and trailer to work easily within the wood.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are sold with the wood.

Activities

The location of the woodland within the Trossachs National Park provides the perfect base for exploring the wider Trossachs area, whilst also being within half an hour of the outskirts of Glasgow.

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.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

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.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 56
  • Grid ref: NS 442 846
  • Nearest post code: G83 8SA
  • GPS coordinates: 56.0297, -4.5016

Location map

Directions

From Glasgow:

  • 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.

Sat nav will get you to Finnery Road but will not get you to the entrance to the woods.

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 diverse younger woodland with great potential close to Loch Lomond.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk