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Corbie Wood, Inverness-shire - Just over 4 acres, £39,000

Corbie Wood

Corbie Wood is a stunning example of old birch woodland providing a rich and diverse ecosystem for many woodland creatures. The forest floor is thick with blaeberries and wood sorrel, a foragers paradise in late summer.

The woods are located 700 ft above Loch Ness on flat and even ground, making it very easy to move about. The internal track to Corbie Wood has been recently upgraded allowing great access to the woods by vehicle. The natural layout of these woodlands makes it particularly easy to traverse on foot with wide spacing between trees.

Though lying very much among the popular tourist trail of the Highlands, these woods are in fact very private, offering a sense of tranquility a stunning location. The wood is predominantly mature birch with the odd conifer drifting in from the conifer plantation situated outside the deer fence to the south.

Mountain ash, another pioneer species, bring more diversity and valuable berries in Autumn, but it is what is happening on the ground that is as interesting as the trees. 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 dies, the queen sheds her wings, and searches for a suitable location to establish a new nest.

Corbie Wood is an absolute delight and an early viewing is advisable as these woods will be very popular.

Surrounding Area

Corbie Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, at one time the main woodland track connected the two settlements. 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 west is the bustling city of Inverness and the nearby Black Isle, a popular tourist destination for people and 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 is Fort Augustus, further still Fort William and the great Nevis range and the delights of the West Coast.

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: Grotaig, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire
  • Size: Just over 4 acres for sale


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torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
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Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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OS Landranger: OS No 26
Grid ref: NH 485 882
Nearest post code: IV63 6XH



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