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Nadarra Wood - SOLD, Fife - Over 5 ¾ acres, £49,000

Nadarra Wood - SOLD

The name Nadarra comes from gaelic and means quite simply 'natural', and is perfectly apt for this woodland. These woods while being easy to access, are very private, varied in character and offer up a real sense of place in which to take time out from the hurly burly of everyday life.

The track has been very recently resurfaced and will provide good access to the woods for any vehicle in all but the most extreme of winter conditions. Nadarra Wood lies at the end of the track with a sizeable area of hardstanding for turning or the stacking of timber.

The conifer to the back of the timber stacking area, although fairly densely planted, still allows light to reach the ground. There is a significant volume here and future thinning would bring the benefit of firewood and would also enhance the conditions to encourage species diversity.

Beyond here is a wide area of open ground where young oak are establishing well. The natural glades are south facing and have great potential for the siting of a woodland shelter or further planting if desired.

Towards the southern end of the wood, adding to the diverse age of trees, is an area of mature beech and pine. Also here is an attractive and valuable feature, a stream feeding into Holl reservoir; water is a valuable habitat and great draw to wildlife, from large mammals to small insects, they all benefit from a ready and accessible water supply. As can be seen, there is fantastic diversity within this woodland and it will be an appealing backdrop to many woodland adventures, gentle relaxation or enthusiastic management and conservation.

Nearby, Leslie has a rich history: the first settlement to be established along the ridge between the River Leven to the south and the Camby Burn to the north was called Fettykill. The origins of the name Leslie start with one Bartolf, a Flemish or Hungarian trader who arrived in Scotland as part of the entourage of Queen Margaret in 1057. In 1283, Bartholemew's descendant, Norman de Leslie, was granted land around Fettykill in Fife by King Alexander III. The settlement grew under the name Fettykill until 1455, when it was renamed Leslie after the then laird Sir George Leslie.

Surrounding Area:

The surrounding larger woodland is called Bridle Bank and Nadarra Wood enjoys views out of here to the 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, via the M90, of Edinburgh to the south and Perth 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 that 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 it is just 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.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Leslie, Fife
  • Size: Over 5 ¾ acres for sale


Boundaries are marked by purple painted post tops and drystone walls.

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OS Landranger: OS No 58
Grid ref: NO 218 037
Nearest post code: KY6 3HZ



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Boundaries are marked by purple painted post tops and drystone walls.

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