SOLD: Walton Wood, Neilston £24,000 Freehold


Walton Wood lies on the south side of a larger gated wood, situated approximately midway between Neilston and Newton Mearns, just west of Darnley Country Park. Junction 4 of the M77 is just 2 miles away giving easy access from Ayrshire, Glasgow and the Central Belt.

The majority of the wood is on level or gently undulating ground and for the most part is stocked by well-spaced full-canopy sycamore dotted with occasional birch, and rowan dating from the late 1970s. A small marshy area supports more damp loving species including the native alder, more than happy to have its feet in the water. A row of mature beech trees line the northern boundary and larch and Scots pine have an occasional presence.

The woodland floor is quite open - mostly soft grasses, a variety of wildflowers, ferns and pockets of bluebells. A more open area towards the west side would be an excellent spot to camp overnight and absorb the nocturnal life of the wood. A small stream forms an attractive boundary feature to the east adding further valuable habitat diversity. Walton Wood is surrounded by other woodland to the west, north and east, whilst the south has a bright outlook across open farmland.

The wood is served by a well constructed hard track enabling most cars to directly access the property. A short drive is all that is needed to swap city streets for tranquil green glades.

You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them along to help correctly identify the boundaries and access points.

Local area; Far enough away from Glasgow to be in the heart of the countryside the area is well served by various walking-paths. A prominent local landmark is the Craigie which is the site of an iron age fort.

Access; There is a right of way for all purposes at all times over the route AB. A right of access is reserved to the woods beyond over the short length of track BC. Maintenance of shared routes is according to use.

Sporting rights; These are owned and included in the sale.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment;

Restrictive covenants by the Transferees:

1. The Transferees so as to bind the Property and each and every part of it into whosoever hands it may come but not so as to be personally liable for any breach or breaches of any restrictive covenant arising after the Transferees have parted with all interest in the Property jointly and severally covenant with the Transferors for the benefit of the Transferors’ Retained Land and each and every part of it:

(a) that the Property shall not be used in such a way as to create a nuisance to the neighbouring owners including the Transferors and specifically the Transferees shall not:

(i) use the Property for any sort of racing whether with motorcycles car or other vehicles; or

(ii) use the Property as a commercial campsite; or

(iii) unreasonably damage the said tracks.

(b) not to dispose of part or parts only of the Property whether by sale, lease, gift, charge or otherwise.

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


The boundaries of the wood are as as shown on the detail map.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 64
  • Grid ref: NS 495 565
  • Nearest post code: G77 6PL
  • GPS coordinates: 55.7782, -4.40035

Location map


Satnav: the postcode G77 6PL is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map. Coordinates for gate on the track entrance. Satnav: the postcode PA13 4SN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map. Coordinates for gate on the track entrance. N55:46:47 W04:23:26

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode (Walton Wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

Or use our directions:

  • From Glasgow head southwest to junction 4 of the M77. Leave the motorway at this junction. At the end of the off-ramp go straight across the first roundabout and then take the third exit at the next roundabout signed B769 for Stewarton.
  • After 0.6 mile turn right at the next roundabout (second exit) onto Aurs Road and cross the motorway. After 250 metres take the first left onto Stewarton Road and follow for ¾ mile, then turn right onto Glanderston Road immediately before Caldcoats Farm (a conspicuous white house just above the road on the right).
  • After following Glanderston Road for ¾ mile take a left fork (to stay on Glanderston Road). A further ½ mile on this road brings you to Glanderston Wood which will be on your left hand side after a sharp right hand bend. Continue along the woodland edge for 300 metres until you see double metal gates into the wood on your left. You are now at point A on the plan. Please note we do not give out keys for viewing.
  • Please park clear of the gates and walk up the hill on the hard track for about 200 metres to just past the top of the rise, and then turn first right. You are now at the east corner of Walton Wood (midway between points B and C on the plan).

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 very attractive broadleaf wood within a larger private gated woodland and with a good hard access track, set in rolling countryside less than half an hour from Glasgow city centre.

Managed by David and Sarah Alty

Telephone: 07795 104 594

Email: davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk