SOLD: Garraide Wood £35,000 Freehold


There is a peacefulness to the woods at Baddengorm forest that can feel like stepping back in time. Woodlands operate on a different timescale to the hustle and bustle of human endeavours and time spent within a woodland can show a different rhythm to life.This quiet corner is home to the elusive capercaille living deep within Baddengorm forest and future owners will be asked to commit to best practice in terms of living with nature. In practical terms this would mean having an awareness of when it is breeding time for the capercaille and ensuring any major works within the woodland are completed outside of this time.The occasional sighting has been made and really adds to the sense that these are very precious woodlands.

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 Scots pine is an evergreen conifer native to northern Europe. Its mature trees can grow up to 35m and can live for up to 700 years. It is exciting to think that some of these trees might be destined to live that long. The bark is a scaly orange-brown, which develops plates and fissures with age. Scots pine timber is one of the strongest softwoods available and is widely used in the construction industry and in joinery; planted close together the tree grows strong and straight.


Garraide 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.


The location provides a fantastic base to explore the wildest parts of Scotland, from the nearby Cairngorms to the Highlands.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There is right of access over the shared private woodland track as shown in green on the detailed map, with maintenance according to use.Woodlands.co.uk retain ownership of the tracks and can liaise with woodland owners regarding ongoing maintenance.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included with the sale.


Owning a woodland opens up all sorts of opportunities for foraging, nature watching and a playground for crafts and adventures with family and friends.

Local area and history

Garraide 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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by purple 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 892 237
  • Nearest post code: PH23 3AU
  • GPS coordinates: 57.2906, -3.83882

Location map


Garraide 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 100m on the right.

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 wonderful native Scots pine woodland in the heart of Scotland in the Cairngorms National Park.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]