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Maon Wood, Highland - About 6 acres, £39,000

Maon Wood

Maon Wood is beautiful; a bright, spacious and colourful woodland of Scots pine with purple flowering heather and blaeberry below. The Scots pine were planted in 1962 on the previous Caledonian forest, which qualifies the wood as a plantation on ancient woodland site (PAWS): perhaps part of the greater arboreal forest that encircles the globe at higher latitudes. The pine has been carefully and sensitively thinned since its planting and is now a beautiful wood with a fantastic character and future.

A few of the original Caledonian forest Scots pine remain, with some self-seeded birch trees. Open areas that allow life giving light to the woodland floor, have been created by the thinning lines at right angles to the main track. This healthy mixture of shade and light and the acidic soils, have ensured that the pine and extensive ground flora have flourished and there is considerable worth in the maturing standing timber. In turn, the many rare and protected wildlife species that depend on the fruits of the fauna have prospered too. These include Scottish crossbill, capercaille, crested tit and mammals including the red squirrel.

Set within the boundaries of the Cairngorm National Park, Maon Wood is ideally situated for those wanting to create a hut for occasional stays in the woods, exploring not only Baddengorm Woods, but also the surrounding area. The woods are flat and generally dry, so would be perfect for camping and would be a suitable place to visit with a camper van, if you are in need of a bit more comfort.

Access: There is a full right of access over the shared private woodland track as shown in green on the detailed map, with maintenance according to use.

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

Surrounding area: Maon Wood is part of Baddengorm Wood and is situated close to the attractive highland village of Carrbridge in the Cairngorm National Park, which is well known for its mountain ranges, outdoor pursuits and diverse native wildlife. Ancient Caledonian Pine Woodland sites are nearby to the north and to the south at the popular Rothiemurchus estate. Aviemore, the Spey river and Speyside Way are all within 10 miles. The city of Inverness is about 30 minutes to the north.

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.

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: Carrbridge, Aviemore, Highland
  • Size: About 6 acres for sale

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked by turquoise painted post tops.

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Local manager

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

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 36
Grid ref: NH 891 240
Nearest post code: PH23 3AU

Maps

Directions

Maon Wood is situated approximately 1½ miles to the north west of Carrbridge village between Aviemore and Inverness.

Travelling on the A9 turn off onto the A938 heading east towards Carrbridge.

Travelling on the A95 turn off onto the A938 heading west towards Carrbridge.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked by turquoise painted post tops.

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