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SOLD: Laggan Wood £65,000 Freehold

Description

Perched on the edge of the River Stinchar Valley, Laggan Wood forms an outlying portion of the larger Daljarrock woodlands. Although mainly a spruce plantation, the wood contains several areas where native trees are predominant in surprising numbers. A wee burn, which rises from a spring on the nearby hillside, bubbles vigorously through the wood to exit via a culvert under the railway line.

The topography slopes down towards the river but nature has thoughtfully provided a series of parallel level terrace areas, greatly facilitating activities within the wood and creating a pleasant and varied feel.

A visit to the wood is recommended and well worth the trip to this secluded and little-visited corner of Scotland. Please allow yourself a good timeframe for your visit; it is a pleasure not to be conducted in haste.

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 main body of the wood is set to Sitka spruce which is growing well in these upland conditions.

Several glades comprising native ash, birch and rowan can be found dotted throughout the wood, well sheltered by the surrounding conifers. Laggan is Gaelic for little hollow, several of which are found within the woods.

The lower reaches of the wood contain a good section of hazel coppice, with holly, birch and sycamore dispersed evenly throughout. Occasional yew and oak hark back to when the plantation was predominantly broadleaf.

Wildlife

The woodland is a haven for several endangered species including the native red squirrel and the reclusive pine marten. The more common mammals, roe deer and badger are still a delight to behold and well worth setting a trail camera to capture their nocturnal habits.

Birdlife large and small are no strangers to the wood, with squawking jays, industrious woodpeckers and secretive woodcock to name but a few.

Features

Laggan Wood contains a useful area of hardstanding, to facilitate management of the wood and to enable small scale timber stacking. A rustic bench at a prominent point is a good place to collect one's thoughts and engage with the natural world around.

The wee burn tumbling through the wood, adds greatly to the assets of this wood and hosts its own microcosm of wetland plants and animals.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access to the wood is via a well made historic track through the main body of the wood out onto the moor and along the boundary. A full right of access over this track to the wood is in place.

Within the wood, access paths have been formed towards the old forestry track that transects the wood roughly north-south.

Rights and covenants

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale.

Activities

The quiet isolation is ideal for a woodland hideaway to come and relax and engage with the local wildlife. For the energetic, nearby walks and the tranquil unspoilt environment make the area perfect for the nature lover and general outdoor enthusiast. A walk up Knockdolian Hill provides panoramic land and sea views across to Aran, the Ailsa Craig and The Mull of Kintyre.

Local area and history

Surrounding Area: The huge Galloway and Carrick Forests can be found further to the east and an early spring wildlife festival takes place in neighbouring Dumfries & Galloway every year. The coastal town of Girvan and shingle beaches at Woodland and Ballantrae Bay, are within 10 miles to the West. Nearby Pinwherry and Barrhill villages have local services whilst Colmonell and Dailly have forestry mills/suppliers. Ayr, Stranraer and Newton Stewart are within 30 miles.

A sharp-eyed observer will be able to spot local limekilns at High Aldons. The access track along the moor was originally built to bring coal in from the station at Pinmore with a return load of lime for export across the country.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

The boundaries of Laggan Wood are indicated by orange painted-top posts and orange paint marks on tree trunks.

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. 76
  • Grid ref: NX 203 905
  • Nearest post code: KA26 0TB
  • GPS coordinates: 55.1764, -4.82315

Location map

Directions

Lagan Wood is located 8 miles south of Girvan between the hamlet of Pinmore and village of Pinwherry off the A714.

Click Here For Directions From Bing maps, enter your own postcode, (Lagan Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the turning off the A714. It's easily printed.

Satnav/GPS; the postcode KA26 0TB is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

  • Travelling south from Girvan on the A714 pass the junction for the B734 (signposted Barr) on your left
  • Continue for about 200m, turn up the private track immediately by the wee church.
  • or Travelling north from Barrhill on the A714 pass the junction for the B734 on your left.
  • Continue for just over 1 mile passing a "Woodlands for sale" sign on the left. Continue under the railway bridge for a further 100m.
  • Immediately after the house on the left is a track on the left taking you between the house and the wee church.
  • Then passing under the railway bridge for about 140m you will find the "Woodlands For Sale" sign and entrance/parking on the right hand side.
  • Please park here away from the gate and follow the access track up for about 800m as shown on the map.
  • At the top gate turn right and continue down the hill, the entrance gate to Lagan is on the right.
  • Satnav coordinates; N 55 : 09 : 38 W 4 : 49 : 44 ( 55.160618 ) ( -4.828851 )

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.

An attractive spruce and natural regeneration woodland, overlooking the Stinchar Valley in rural South Ayrshire

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk