The drive to Feal Wood from Pitlochry finishes along a windy road with glorious scenery. The nearby Tay forest park offers plenty of attractions including the Queen's view: Queen Victoria stopped here in 1866 and thought the view was named for her, although it was actually named for Isabella of Mar, long before Victoria's visit. Isabella was the first wife of Robert the Bruce and is said to have hidden in nearby woods in the 13th century.
Feal wood has the attraction of its own private entrance off the very quiet B847. A hard standing area is accessed directly from the road and provides space for timber stacking, parking or could perhaps be the site of a woodland shelter if required.
There is plenty of diversity within these south facing woods as it is bordered on one side by an energetic and attractive winding stream, perfect for relaxing by on a hot summer's day to take in the views across to Schiehallion.
Quite close to the entrance area is an open glade, home to a number of different mosses, including sphagnum, star and club moss and wildflowers including violets, foxgloves and primroses.
A circular path begins at the entrance area, and winds its circuitous route through the main body of the wood and eventually returns to the entrance point. The woodland is a mixture of native Scots pine, larch and spruce, interspersed with native deciduous trees, predominantly rowan, willow and birch. These deciduous pioneers could be successfully augmented by other hardwood species if the glade areas were enlarged within the coniferous woodland. The establishment of other tree species would improve the biodiversity greatly and a wider range of flowers, insects, birds and other animals would soon colonise the new habitats. Deer are frequent visitors within the woodland, moving quietly through the trees while the upper canopy supports a varied bird population. Buzzards are common and easily identified by their "mewing" call, while the shy but intelligent jay may be seen in the lower trees. Looking upwards you may see an active red squirrel drey high up in the trees. Once abandoned it may instead be used as a pine marten nest.
These woods will provide inspiration and enjoyment for anyone looking for beauty and tranquility in a highland setting, not to mention a sustainable source of firewood for domestic use.
Feal 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), series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). Feal Wood is very close to Dunalastair water which has the reputation for one of the best places in the UK, for wild trout fishing; the nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch is both a draw to tourists and is the base for an outdoor pursuits centre. Slightly further afield is Pitlochry, a small, picturesque tourist town in the geographical centre of Scotland and a handy place to pick up supplies when you are running low, while the beautiful city of Perth is only about 30 minute drive to the south.
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.
Boundaries are marked with turquoise coloured post tops.
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OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 701 966
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
Feal Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.
Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the entrance are N56:71:59 W4:12:23
For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (Feal 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 turquoise coloured post tops.
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.