SOLD: Aven Wood £49,000 Freehold


Aven wood is a tranquil delight set within the wandering larger forest of Baddengorm, home to the largest population of capercaille in Scotland: you maybe be lucky to see one as they are notoriously elusive creatures.

The well spaced Scots pine have been sympathetically thinned and with its abundant understory of blaeberries, come Autumn, will fill the larder of many woodland creatures. The capercaillie is a spectacular large woodland grouse of old world boreal and temperate forests. It is notable for its communal displays at ‘leks’ in spring, where males gather to attract a mate.

The RSPB have been leading a reintroduction project, to avoid the extinction of the capercaille by building partnerships with local landowners, establishing best practice regarding the protection of habitat.

Aven Wood is home to a much smaller creature, namely the Scottish wood ant; in summer columns of ants can be seen busying around on important affairs of state.

These fascinating creatures are considered 'keystone' species of the woodland environment, with several species of ants living in Scotland; however the Scottish wood ant is confined to the Highlands, primarily of Scots pine. Ant nests, built of twigs and leaf litter, can be up to a metre high and contain several queens and over 100,000 workers.

These woodlands are very popular and early viewing is recommended.

Access: There is 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: Aven 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 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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 36
  • Grid ref: NH 893 237
  • Nearest post code: PH23 3AU
  • GPS coordinates: 57.2912, -3.83766

Location map


Aven 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.

  • Pass under the railway bridge and after about 1 mile you will see a "Woodlands For Sale" sign on your left and adjacent padlocked double metal gates.
  • Please park here to the side of the gates.
  • Turn right through the gate and walk for about 100m then turn left.
  • The wood is 200m straight on.

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

  • Continue on the A938 passing by Carrbridge and after about 1½ miles you will see a "Woodlands For Sale" sign on your right and adjacent padlocked double metal gates.
  • Please park here to the side of the gates and walk down the forest track towards the wood as detailed above.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

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 spacious private woodland, conveniently situated close to Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]