SOLD: Garvie Wood £60,500 Freehold


Garvie Wood is an open and uplifting woodland, characterised predominantly by mature Scots pine, mingled with other mature and mixed conifers along with lush clearings. Sympathetic management has allowed light to flood in, diverse ground flora to grow healthily. Red squirrels take refuge amongst the tall trees. An internal track leads to a secluded and private camping area in the heart of the wood, and there is further scope to enhance the wood with a small pond and more walking or nature paths. The ground is level and the aspect is open, looking over fields to the south, with a mixture of neighbouring woodlands along its other boundaries. A good-sized watercourse runs within the western boundary: a very valuable resource in its own right, adding greatly to the appeal of Garvie Wood.

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.


Recent winter storms have caused well documented damage across northeast Scotland. Garvie Wood did not fair too badly, with only some of the bigger Scots pine unable to resist being blown over. Quite a few have already been processed by the current owner; however a number are still useful, having been left in situ. A new owner may have a real need for such trees to be sawn into large timber, or provide plenty of plenty of scope for the woodland owner to replenish their firewood supplies.

With dramatic change comes renewal, thankfully. The inevitable process of regeneration, enabled by strong light now coming to the forest floor, there is opportunity for other ground species to thrive, prosper and increase the diversity of the flora and fauna.


Red squirrels thrive amongst the woods at Lady Jane, its diverse habitat drawing in all manner of small mammals as well as attracting the larger deer.


The woods at Pitgarvie are renowned for the bountiful harvest of edible mushrooms that pop up from mid summer onwards, though obviously great care must be taken with correct mushroom identification.

Access, tracks and footpaths

There is good access off the public road with no shared tracks and with a rough track leading into the wood. The woodland is fairly open and easy to walk through .

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


The woods are perfect for bushcraft and forest school activities whether for groups or for individuals, with its own convenient and private entrance, with a good internal ride leading to the centre of the wood.

Local area and history

Surrounding Area: Nearby are the tourist villages of Edzell, with its hidden "rocks of solitude" walk along the North Esk river, and Fettercairn with its working distillery. Slightly further afield are Glamis Castle and Lunan Bay beach and the fishing towns of Montrose and Arbroath. Dundee and Aberdeen are each approximately 35 mins drive.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 45
  • Grid ref: NO 667 699
  • Nearest post code: AB30 1PT
  • GPS coordinates: 56.8195, -2.54558

Location map


Travelling along the A90 dual carriageway, take the turn for the B974 and head towards Fettercairn. At the Sauchieburn Hotel crossroads, now closed, turn right and travel approximately 900m along this minor public road, past the field and cottages on your left. The first woodland is Garvie Wood

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.

A mature pine woodland set in rolling Aberdeenshire countryside, with fine views across neighbouring fields.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]