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Quarter Wood - SOLD, Stirling - Nearly 6½ acres, £45,000

Quarter Wood - SOLD

Description: Quarter Wood is a larger sized mixed leaf woodland of tremendous biodiversity, situated in peaceful forest surroundings on a hill plateau and is part of the greater Barr Wood. An indication of the special qualities of Barr Wood is the fact that there has been a scout camp located at the northern end of the 96 acres of Barr Wood since as far back as 1922.

The terrain in the wood is relatively level or gently undulating and is easy to traverse; with the numerous open glades and a wetland area, Quarter Wood is a truly diverse habitat.

In broad description, the majority of the wood is established birch up to 25 years old, with mixed-age sycamore, beech, willow, alder and the occasional holly and oak. Grand Scots pine, larch and spruce can be found along an old fence line inside the northern boundary with some mature and majestic beech along the southern boundary.

There is scope for coppicing the younger birch and willow to provide an ample supply of firewood for many years to come. Native hardwood planting would be very successful in the existing glades and these could be enlarged as the young tress take hold. The land supports a variety of flora and fauna including ancient woodland indicators such as bluebell and primrose, flowering along the fringes of the wood. The multitude of invertebrates sheltering in the delicate mosses and liverworts of the birch wetland to the southeast, ensure a plentiful feeding chain for the diversity that exists within the wood.

Internal access is provided via a solid track leading to a grassy parking area; nearby is the start of a private trail to a sturdy bench and a small clearing towards the centre of the wood (as shown on the detailed map).

Quarter wood is an enchanting place and can feel like an oasis of calm far from the madding crowd.

Access: is via a shared hard access track (shown in green on the detailed maps) suitable for most vehicles, which leads from the minor public road up a gradual incline to the wood at the top. There is shared parking at the bottom quarry area if required.

Sporting Rights: these are fully owned and included with the land

Surrounding area: Quarter Wood lies in the Northwest corner of a historical semi-natural ancient woodland (SNAW) known as Barr Wood in peaceful countryside not far from Stirling, between the Touch Hills and Carron Valley. The historic city of Stirling five miles away has many local facilities and attractions associated with its pivotal position and place in Scotland´s history. Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in 30 and 45 minutes respectively.

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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: by Auchenbowie, Stirling
  • Size: Nearly 6½ acres for sale


Boundaries are indicated with red markings on free-standing or fence posts, stone dykes (walls) and some trees.

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torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
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OS Landranger: OS No 57
Grid ref: NS 791 873
Nearest post code: FK7 9QW



Quarter Wood lies about 5 miles south of Stirling and

From the services roundabout at Junction 9 intersection of the M80 and M9 travel southwards on the A872.

For Satnav the post code FK7 9QW is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode (the wood coordinates are already entered), click blue "Go" box, this will take you to the parking area by the gate.


Boundaries are indicated with red markings on free-standing or fence posts, stone dykes (walls) and some trees.

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