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Elpin Wood - SOLD, Aberdeenshire - About 3 ½ acres, £29,000

Elpin Wood - SOLD

Elpin Wood is part of the wider woodland of Lairshill, situated near the village of Newmachar: the area has many links with nearby Aberdeen and takes its name from St Machar who was sent to convert the Picts to Christianity in 580AD. It has its own secure, gated access just off the main road and is a fine mix of young and mature woodland.

Lairshill woods were planted in 1999 on reasonably flat terrain and distinguished by fine drystone walls throughout. The woods are predominantly spruce, with pockets of larch and noble fir. The fringes of the woods have been planted up with a thoughtful mix of native deciduous trees such as oak, ash and birch, creating a great deal of diversity.

What particularly stands out at Elpin Wood are the magnificent beeches situated at the northern end of the woods, dominating the skyline and providing a kaleidoscope of colour on an autumn day.

The open land between beech and conifer will provide great scope for future projects whether it be new tree planting, pond creation or perhaps the site of a small woodland shelter.

The strip of young conifer will provide a steady source of firewood for many years, regular thinning will improve the quality of the standing timber.

Surrounding area

Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city having profited from the growth of the oil industry and with property being very sought after. To the west is the fertile and attractive region of Deeside and beyond are the eastern fringes of the Cairngorm National Park. To the north is the whisky producing area of Speyside whilst the north east coastline provides atmospheric, empty beaches and historic fishing villages.

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: £29,000 Freehold
  • Location: Newmacher, Aberdeenshire
  • Size: About 3 ½ acres for sale


Boundaries are marked by red painted free standing posts and by a roadside dry stone wall.

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OS Landranger: OS No 38
Grid ref: NJ 863 189
Nearest post code: AB21 0BX




Boundaries are marked by red painted free standing posts and by a roadside dry stone wall.

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