Dina's Wood could be described as a jewel in the crown of woodlands in Northern Scotland, as it sits proudly atop the slopes of Beinn a' Chuallaich, with inspiring views across a wide swath of dynamic scenery.
First impressions are paramount when buying woodland and Dina's Wood doesn't disappoint, offering much to those seeking a place far from the madding crowd, or alternatively wanting to get firmly involved in woodland conservation. A firm track provides good access over the elevated terrain and allows unrestricted access to Dina's Wood.
Directly next to the entrance to the wood is a bench for the weary, positioned to catch the view across to Schiehallion; pausing for a moment here before venturing into the wood, it is apparent that this plateau would be the perfect spot for a woodland workshop or shelter.
Two internal tracks fan out and lead from here, one following the southern boundary, the other rising up to the higher ground. The native Scots pine are well spaced with adequate light penetrating the forest floor creating a vibrant biodiversity. There is further scope for enlarging glade areas and allowing more light to reach the floor and encourage the regeneration of the ground flora for the benefit of ground dwelling animals and birds. The thinned timber may provide a benefit to the woodland worker who uses that most sustainable of domestic fuels, firewood. There are a number of animal trails and small burns criss-crossing the woods as well as rocky outcrops encrusted with lichen.
The upper plateau has by far some of the most striking views of the highlands most iconic scenery, making it well worth the visit for the adventurous woodlander.
Access: From the B847, park by the road on the large open area, then through the wooden gate where there is a full right of access over the shared hardened track, 600m up to the ridestop entrance, giving internal vehicular access to Dina's Wood.
Sporting Rights: These are fully owned and included with the land.
Surrounding area: Dina's 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), a series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). The highland town of Pitlochry is on the doorstep of the woodland and the area offers a range of opportunities for land or water-based outdoor pursuits from hill-walking to mountaineering or boating.
Local native wildlife includes grouse, red deer, red squirrel, pine marten, capercaillie, cross-bill and various birds of prey. There are also many interesting fungi, insects, birds, lichens and other plants indicating a healthy and diverse ecosystem and making the area a magnet for conservationists and biologists. Creag Dhubh is a wonderful spot in which to relax, to feel the senses come alive and to take in some of the purest air and most beautiful scenery in Scotland.
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.
Boundaries are indicated by red topped wooden posts.
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
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.
OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 703 612
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
Dina's 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
For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (the Wood coordinates are already entered) and click blue "Go" box. This will take you to the large open area. (It may be necessary to add Pitlochry as an intermediate destination if Bing directs you via Aberfeldy).
Boundaries are indicated by red topped wooden posts.
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.