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Athdar Wood - SOLD, Perthshire - Nearly 8 acres, £55,000

Athdar Wood - SOLD

The woods at Dunalastair have proven to be very popular with people looking to find the magical wildness of the Highlands. Athdar Wood is no exception, providing truly exceptional views across to Schiehallion, as well as the sense of security from being very much within the bosom of the forest.

A good track leads upwards from the public road to the entrance to Athdar Wood and an area of hardstanding that is suitable for stacking timber or for parking: a small burn flows energetically nearby. From here it is possible to explore the woods through an enticing network of paths. The trees are predominantly conifer though on the periphery and towards the higher ground, 'mountain ash' or rowan flourishes along with some birch.

The initial section of woodland, some 50 metres in from the hardstanding area, would be the most suitable area to site a hut if required. Scotland has a long heritage of shepherd huts and mountain bothies and a growing interest in rejuvenating Scotland's forests is gaining momentum through a project called a thousand huts.

The woods are an absolute haven for wildlife with many red squirrels and deer in the area; animal trails are abundant in the wood. Birdlife is prolific too with everything from the elusive jay or soaring buzzard down to the smaller flitting song birds of tits and finches. On the far side of Athdar Wood the natural boundary follows the fold of the land. This magnificent gully provides its own distinct habitat with water trickling down the rock to feed the rambling burn. In the shady areas a carpet of lemon tasting wood sorrel is interspersed with late flowering wildflowers and seasonal fungi are abundant.

Once out of the shelter of the conifer, the views will leave a lasting impression and provide the perfect antidote to the pressures of 21st century life.

There is a plentiful supply of firewood waiting to be harvested and judicious thinning will add to what is already a very ecologically diverse woodland.

Surrounding area

Athdar Wood is part of the old Creag Dhubh Forestry Estate, which is situated just above Dunalastair Water, on the lower south-eastern slopes of corbett Beinn a' Chuallaich. The surrounding area is renowned for its natural highland beauty including the ancient Caledonian Pine woods (Black Woods of Rannoch), series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). Athdar Wood is very close to Dunalastair Water which has the reputation as one of the best places for wild trout fishing in the UK. The nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch is a tourist and outdoor pusuit centre. Further afield is Pitlochry, a small, picturesque tourist town in the geographical centre of Scotland and a handy place to pick up supplies when you are running low: the beautiful city of Perth is only about 30 minutes drive to the south.

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: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Dunalastair, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
  • Size: Nearly 8 acres for sale


The boundaries are marked by blue painted posts on three sides and by a drystone wall marked with blue paint.

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OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 702 086
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD



Athdar Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the open parking area are N56:43:08 W4:06:57

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The boundaries are marked by blue painted posts on three sides and by a drystone wall marked with blue paint.

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