SOLD: Baran Wood £29,000 Freehold


This smaller woodland is very attractive and will appeal to both young and old. Baran is a gaelic name meaning 'noble warrior', though is common in other languages and cultures. At about three and a half acres this is of a very manageable size for anyone starting out in woodland ownership. Baran sits within the wider woodland known as Balmule that really is a peaceful oasis of about 80 acres of deciduous forest.

It was originally farmland converted to woodland with plenty of drystone dykes forming boundaries between woods, providing an added ecosystem to the already diverse infrastructure.

The land is generally flat with plenty of room for camping or the siting of a woodland shelter.

In common with most parts of the UK, there are some signs of ash die back. General experience shows that thankfully there are trees proving to be resistant to the fungus and it is these important disease tolerant trees that will repopulate for future generations. Often overlooked, dead wood is a vital part of a balanced habitat and ecology and felling is not recommended unless trees are of a dangerous size; it is an important consideration too that ash is an exceptionally good firewood.

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.


The woods at Balmule have proved to be very popular and for good reason as this deciduous woodland contains an envious list of tree species including chestnut, hornbeam, oak, ash, cherry, sycamore, holly to name but a few.


The wildlife is abundant, a discreetly placed webcam would be sure to pick up signs of deer and other small mammals.


The most prominent feature of this woodland is the diversity of tree species within it that in turn will attract a diversity of insects and birdlife.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is good with two areas of hardstanding within the wood as well as a firm stone track allowing access with any type of vehicle.

Rights and covenants

Full sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


A number of woods have been sold already providing an interesting community of friendly people getting on with a multitude of woodland activities.

Local area and history

Conall Wood is located within 15 minutes from Dunfermline, which up until the 17th Century was the royal capital of Scotland and centrally located for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Fife, bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay, and to the south by the Firth of Forth, is a natural peninsula where political boundaries have changed little over the ages. Legend has it that the Pictish realm was divided into seven sub-kingdoms or provinces, one of which went on to become Fife.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked with blue 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. 58
  • Grid ref: NT 092 917
  • Nearest post code: KY12 0SJ
  • GPS coordinates: 56.1099, -3.46064

Location map


  • From the M90 exit at jnct 4
  • Follow signs to the Vintage Bus Museum and Commerce Park on the B914
  • After a few miles bear left onto the B915
  • Continue down past the entrance to Commerce Park.
  • You will pass a large woodlands for sale sign on your right hand side marking the start of the woods.
  • Immediately past the bend and just before the house is the entrance to the woods next to a Woodlands sign.
  • Please park here only if there is room NOT to block the gate and enter through the pedestrian gate.
  • Follow the map and walk up to Baran Wood which will be found at the far end, straddling both sides of the track.
  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do not block the vehicle gate as it prevents other woodland owners from leaving!

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 small deciduous woodland close to Edinburgh.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]