Fraoch Wood £77,000 Freehold


Fraoch Wood is an attractively situated, native Scots pine woodland, with a colourful ground cover of heather ("Fraoch" in Gaelic, pronounced "Frew-och") and blaeberries. The Scots pine, planted in 1962, have been carefully thinned, creating an open canopy and bright setting for conservation activities, observation hides and nature-friendly camping. With an interesting and varied mixture of open and more dense areas towards the east of Fraoch Wood and a few birch and other native broadleaves interspersed amongst the predominant Scots pines.

Internal access is off a main forest track along the wood's western boundary and a 4WD ride/track along the southern boundary..

The woods at Baddengorm have proven to be very popular and early viewing is recommended.

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.


This is a well thinned Scot's pine woodland that shows good growth of timber; it is one of the strongest of the softwoods and as such is widely used in the construction industry. A mature tree can live for up to 700 years and is a stalwart of the Caledonian forest. Its canopy allows more light down to the forest floor and as such is great for biodiversity.


The native fauna in the wood and surrounding area includes rare and protected red squirrels, capercaillie and wood ants. The forests of Baddengorm are one of the last redoughts of the capercaille and woodland owners are asked to work in partnership with the Capercaille Project, to both preserve the habitat and ensure breeding birds are given a wide berth.


These woods are very private and are generally unwalked by the public, allowing the wildlife to thrive with a vibrant blaeberry understory that provides the perfect habitat for the capercaille.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is good off the main road and the woodland is open and easy to traverse, the woodland tracks are shared with other woodland owners and is also an access route for Tom Mor Forest.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included with the land.


These woods are a great hub for exploring the wider area and would be perfect for camping in summer or as a campervan park up.

Local area and history

Fraoch Wood is part of Baddengorm Wood and is situated close to the attractive highland village of Carrbridge in the Cairngorm National Park, well known for its mountain ranges, outdoor pursuits and diverse native wildlife. Ancient Caledonian Pine Woodland sites are close by to the north and to the south at the Rothiemurchus estate, popular with visitors. Aviemore, the Spey river and Speyside way are all within 10 miles. The city of Inverness is about 30 minutes to the north.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are clearly indicated with orange markings on freestanding posts and boundary trees.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 36
  • Grid ref: NH 890 240
  • Nearest post code: PH23 3AU
  • GPS coordinates: 57.293, -3.8435

Location map


Fraoch Wood is situated approximately 1.5 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 and walk down the forest track towards the wood as shown on the map.

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

  • Continue on the A938 passing by Carrbridge and after about 1.5 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 shown on the map.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

Mature Scots pine woodland with abundant native wildlife, located within the Cairngorm National Park.

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Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

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