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Garne Wood - SOLD, Aberdeenshire - About 4 ½ acres, £29,000

Garne Wood - SOLD

Garne 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.

The minor B road leading to the woods has a picturesque avenue of trees on either side of the lane. The wood is on the whole young conifer, planted in 1999, with a variety of deciduous trees planted towards the fringe, including alder, ash, oak and sycamore.

All the trees have grown well in the intervening years and will provide a steady source of firewood. The central body of conifer remains largely untouched and as such provides a broad palette for the creation of paths and clearings. The opening up of the wood will bring other species in to colonise where conifers once ruled and the biodiversity of the wood will increase.

The boundaries are delineated by sturdy drystone walls on three sides and boundary posts on the fourth. There is a substantial clear area as you enter the woods suitable for turning a vehicle and the stacking and drying of timber if required.

Following the the boundary wall in a north easterly direction is a clear track, easily wide enough for vehicles and with room for further tree planting. This ride leads to the most picturesque section of the wood, a stand of young alder and birch in the lee of a triangle of mature pine, oak and ash. This triangle is surrounded by a drystone wall and would make a fantastic secluded camping area. Adjacent to the wall is a bench to sit and enjoy the wildlife that thrives at Lairshill. There are signs of the grazing of young deer and red squirrels have been spotted several times whilst working in the woods.

Surrounding area: Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city profiting from a booming oil industry with property being very sought after. The beaches of St Cyrus are within an hour's drive and to the west is the fertile and attractive area 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 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 4 ½ acres for sale


Boundaries are marked with purple painted post tops and dry stone walls.

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



Garne Wood is located 25 minutes NW of Aberdeen

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode, (wood location already entered) click blue "Go" box, this will take you to the entrance.

For Satnav: the postcode AB21 0PX is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Satnav coordinates are Lat: N57:15:39 Lon: W2:13:44


Boundaries are marked with purple painted post tops and dry stone walls.

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