Woodlands logo
Woods for conservation and enjoyment

You are here: Home > Buying a Wood > Northern Scotland > Brann Wood - SOLD

Print this page PDF particulars

Brann Wood - SOLD, Fife - About 5 ¼ acres, £39,000

Brann Wood - SOLD

The name Brann derives from the Gaelic for raven, a common bird throughout the British Isles and steeped in symbolism throughout celtic culture.

The topography and diversity of species within Brann Wood, creates a haven for birdlife, as well as the proximity of Holl reservoir, known to host tundra swans during the winter months.

Brann Wood is located toward the end of a very good track that will provide access all year round. The ride stop entrance is surrounded by young conifer, of an age and size that have not yet shadowed the woodland floor and there is an interesting array of mosses flourishing beneath the conifer including sphagnum, club and star moss. Sphagnum moss has been used for centuries, even as late as World War I, as a dressing for wounds. Also, since it is both extremely absorptive and acidic, it inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi and can be used for shipping seeds and live plants.

The woods open out onto a fairly clear and flat plateau ideal as a camping spot or as the site of a woodland shelter. This is a great place to sit awhile and absorb the atmosphere of this compact but dynamic wood.

From this vantage point the land drops away down a banking to reveal an idyllic meandering stream, flanked by mature beech trees that have stood the test of time. Higher up the stream there is a stand of mature pine that acts as a natural screen and will provide an abundance of firewood for many years. This area is very private and would be perfect as an alternative camping spot. These woods are well worth a visit and will make an ideal retreat.

Surrounding Area:

The surrounding woodland is called Bridle Bank and looks out north, across to the distant Lomond Hills, or the 'Paps of Fife' as they are commonly known. This hilly area will entertain the mountain biker and walker alike. The surrounding area, east of Loch Leven, is easily within reach of Edinburgh to the south and Dundee to the north. The Lomond Hills have a rich and varied history. From the Iron Age are the remains of several hill forts, which can be found around the summits of both East and West Lomond as well as at Maiden Castle, a grassy knoll that lies between the two.

Bridle Bank sits next to Holl reservoir, one of several in the area and it is from here one can take an alternative route up Bishop Hill. The route starts from the car park at Holl Reservoir and winds its way up through farmland and forestry plantings to emerge on the grassy open hilltop. This is a perfect place for a leisurely picnic while enjoying the wonderful views of Loch Leven with its islands and castle far below. Holl Meadow is one of Fife’s finest. More than 100 kinds of plant grow in the grassland beside the reservoir and is a short walk from Bridle Bank.

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.

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Leslie, Fife
  • Size: About 5 ¼ acres for sale

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked with blue painted post tops.

Brann Wood - SOLD map Brann Wood - SOLD map Brann Wood - SOLD map Brann Wood - SOLD map

Click a map to see a bigger version in a new window. These maps automatically appear full size when this page is printed.

Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393
torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

Read more about Torquil and Rachel.

How to find this woodland

This wood is no longer available. For more woods in the area, please see the regional page or contact our regional manager. To be notified as soon as new woods become available, please subscribe to our regional mailing lists, or subscribe to notifications in one of our apps for iPhone and Android.

Print these sales details

Download these sales details

Location

OS Landranger: OS No 58
Grid ref: NO 217 035
Nearest post code: KY6 3HZ

Maps

Directions

From Glenrothes:

Please note that the Google aerial image is not indicative of the state of growth of the woods, it is much more mature!

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked with blue painted post tops.

Brann Wood - SOLD mapBrann Wood - SOLD mapBrann Wood - SOLD mapBrann Wood - SOLD map

Email updates for this region


Select additional regions:

(Our email policy)

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 his or her 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.

All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.

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.

© 2017 Woodland Investment Management Ltd | Disclaimer | Contact us