SOLD: Bhruic Wood £44,500 Freehold


Bhruic Wood is a smaller woodland with plenty of open land that would be suitable for planting; any additional planting will add to the biodiversity of the wider woodland..

It has a higher plateau with plenty of flat ground that could be perfect for siting a woodland shelter or small hut with fantastic views across the valley. There is a gentle slope down from the plateau and it is along this edge that the majority of the mature birch is growing. The entrance to Bhruic sits on this lower level and has a section of hardstanding for off road parking.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant

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.


Bhruic Wood is made up predominantly of mature birch, a prime pioneer tree species. Silver birch is understood to improve soil quality for other plants to grow as its widely spread roots bring otherwise inaccessible nutrients into the tree. These enriching and essential compounds are then recycled on to the soil surface when the tree sheds its leaves. The open light canopy of a birch woodland allows lots of light through to encourage grasses and various mosses, sorrell and woodland flowers. By late summer the fungi arrive in various shapes and sizes really showing off the diversity of this wonderful woodland.

There is plenty of scope for additional planting within the open area to add a richer variety of species.


Throughout the woods there are numerous anthills of formica aquilonia, the Scottish wood ant found only in the Highlands of Scotland. These remarkable nests made of pine needles and assorted detritus, can number between 100,000 and 500,000 ants: they are a threatened species and care should be taken with the preservation of their habitat. These are remarkable creatures; during June, usually on a warm humid day, huge numbers of winged reproductive males and queens leave the nest en masse and engage in a mating ritual known as the ‘nuptial flight’. After mating the males soon die, the queen sheds her wings, and searches for a suitable location to establish a new nest.


There are wonderful views from this woodland up to the peak of Meal Fuar Mhonaidh that dominates the skyline.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Tracks have all been upgraded with onsite stone and are in good condition.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the wood.


Woodland ownership acts as a gateway to innumerable crafts and projects, drawing in young and old alike, whether it is learning bushcraft skills or den building, woodlands will provide the perfect backdrop.

Local area and history

Bhruic Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, at one time the main woodland track connected the two settlements as a droving road. It is perfectly located to explore nearby Glen Affric described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland and is home to one of the largest remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest. To the north and east is the bustling city of Inverness and the nearby Black Isle, a popular tourist destination as well as dolphin watching.

Closer to home is the nearby Urquhart Castle fought over several times by English and Scottish forces: no doubt the woods would have been part of the hunting grounds of this once grand castle.

To the south west is Fort Augustus, further still Fort William and the great Nevis range and the delights of the West Coast.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 26
  • Grid ref: NH 487 232
  • Nearest post code: IV36 2QZ
  • GPS coordinates: 57.2751, -4.50952

Location map


From Inverness:

  • Follow the A82 in the direction of Fort William
  • Contnue to Drumnadrochit and pass through the village.
  • Take the second right after the garage signposted to Bunloit.
  • The road rises steeply. Continue till the end of the road. Approx. 4 miles.
  • You will see a number of hand painted signs for the Pottery, this is also your destination.
  • At the end of the road there is parking for the great glen way. Please park here and continue on foot. It will take about 25 minutes to walk from here along a good forest track.
  • From this parking area bear right and continue westwards along the track which bends round and over a vehicle bridge.
  • Into a small collection of dwellings and on your left is the Pottery. Please take the track opposite the pottery, continue past a house and other huts on the right hand side.
  • Keep straight ahead and emerge from the shelter of the trees . bear right by the five bar gate on to the lower track..
  • Continue on the recently re-surfaced woodland track for about 500m, the woodland is on your left hand side.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

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 their 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.

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.

A birch woodland of easy to manage size, close to Drumnadrochit on the side of Loch Ness, with scope for camping and planting.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]