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Bethan Wood - SOLD, Perthshire - Over 14 ½ acres, £89,000

Bethan Wood - SOLD

If you are in search of wild rugged native Scottish woodland with wide open glades, streams, good access and breathtaking mountain scenery then Bethan Wood may well be the one.

Bethan Wood lies under the backdrop of Schiehallion, whose slopes were first inhabited and cultivated around 3,000 years ago and has been attracting walkers to its summit for decades. The mountain is also unique for its part in a remarkable mathematical experiment in the 18th century to estimate the mass of the earth.

The upper plateau of Bethan Wood has some of the most striking views of the highlands iconic scenery, making it well worth the visit for the adventurous woodlander.

From the main wood entrance there is a good track up the hill side, giving superb access to Bethan Wood. Close to the ride stop entrance, where there is space to turn a vehicle or stack timber for extraction, there is an open glade with a range of young birch, rowan and willow trees and this would be an ideal location for the siting of a woodland shelter. The larger size of this woodland, will provide a steady supply of firewood or larger timbers for construction purposes. A number of paths lead off into the wider woodland that is comprised of mainly spruce and native Scots pine. There is great ecological diversity on the woodland floor, with the variety of wild flowers including primrose and bugle, water loving sphagnum moss, star and club moss and lichens and heather on the rocky higher ground. Further opening up of the canopy would allow for pioneer species such as birch and mountain ash to begin to take hold, beneficially adding to the diversity.

This flora reflects the topography of the landscape, the contrast being more emphatic as you rise above the natural treeline into the mosaic of boulders strewn across the high plateau and is one of our finest woods.

Towards the edge of the glade a rustic bench has been installed to reward those woodlanders that have explored the many enchanting corners to this wood. We invite you to come and explore.

Access: From the B847, park by the road on the large open area, then through the wooden gate where there is a full right of access over the shared hardened track, 600m up to the ridestop entrance, giving internal vehicular access to Bethan Wood.

Sporting Rights: These are fully owned and included with the land.

Surrounding area: Bethan Wood is part of the old Creag Dhubh Forestry Estate which is situated just above Dunalastair Water on the lower south-eastern slopes of corbett Beinn a' Chuallaich. The surrounding area is renowned for its natural highland beauty including the ancient Caledonian Pine woods (Black Woods of Rannoch), a series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). The highland town of Pitlochry is on the doorstep of the woodland and the area offers a range of opportunities for land or water-based outdoor pursuits from hill-walking to mountaineering or boating.

Local native wildlife includes grouse, red deer, red squirrel, pine marten, capercaillie, cross-bill and various birds of prey including buzzards. There are also many interesting fungi, insects, birds, lichens and other plants indicating a healthy and diverse ecosystem and making the area a magnet for conservationists and biologists. Creag Dhubh is a wonderful spot in which to relax, to feel the senses come alive and to take in some of the purest air and most beautiful scenery in Scotland.

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.

  • Price: £89,000 Freehold
  • Location: Dunalastair, Perthshire
  • Size: Over 14 ½ acres for sale


Boundaries are marked with blue painted post tops and by blue marks on trees.

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OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 703 316
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD



Bethan Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the open parking area are N56:43:08 W4:06:57

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (the Wood coordinates are already entered) and click blue "Go" box. This will take you to the large open area. (It may be necessary to add Pitlochry as an intermediate destination if Bing directs you via Aberfeldy).


Boundaries are marked with blue painted post tops and by blue marks on trees.

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