SOLD: Lairig Wood £65,500 Freehold


Description: Lairig Wood has a great location in the heart of Highland Perthshire, situated at the top of a gradual incline on the lower south-eastern slopes of the corbett, Beinn a' Chuallaich. A perfect aspect for getting the best of the long Scottish summer days.

The current owners have given their woodland an additional name, Coille na Dia, as can be seen on the sign at the entrance to the wood.

The woodland is an interesting and varied mixture of Scots pine, spruce and larch planted about 25 years ago with some natural clearings and many pleasant pockets of birch and rowan. A small watercourse runs through a nicely contrasting stretch of goat willow, birch, rowan and alder inside the north-western boundary.

The central swathe of the wood is set on a gently sloping plateau at about 350m above sea level with the edges of the wood gradually falling away. Rocks, heather, grasses and mosses adorn the many natural clearings providing good cover and habitat for birds, especially in the peaty wetter north corner.

The internal access is excellent with the private vehicle track off the shared track and by opening up a network of internal paths which are good for exploring the wood. There are various options for private camping with two glades (one near the middle and one to the northeast) in addition to the private parking area (as shown on the detailed map) where the substantial forestry store is sited. There is great potential for someone to take this project further.

Just opposite the ridestop entrance there is a small levelled clearing affording magnificent southerly views over to majestic Schiehallion, and a rocky mountain stream, a short hop, skip and jump away.

The current owners succesfully got planning permission for a large barn/hut, however that has now lapsed. It is expected that this could be renewed but a buyer would have to confirm this independently if it was an important consideration. The project progressed as far as improving the top section of track and the large hardstanding area where the hut was to be sited.

Access: From the B847 public road, there is a full right of access over a shared private hard track leading up a gradual incline to Lairig Wood. It is more suitable for 4WD vehicles or vehicles with reasonable ground clearance.

Wayleaves and Third Party Rights: Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have a right of access over the shared track to reach the small sluice dam, owned by SSE and situated above and beyond Lairig Wood. Track maintenance is according to user.

Sporting Rights: These are fully owned and included with the land.

Surrounding area: Lairig 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), series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and classic conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). The area offers a range of opportunities for land or water based outdoor pursuits from hill-walking to mountaineering, boating (for sailing or fishing) to rafting. Local native wildlife includes grouse, red deer, red squirrels, pine martens, 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 something of a mecca for conservationists and biologists. Creag Dhubh is a wonderful spot in which to relax, feel the senses come alive and 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.

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are clearly indicated with red markings on free-standing or fence posts, stone dykes (walls) and some trees.

Find this wood

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


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 42
  • Grid ref: NN 705 614
  • Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
  • GPS coordinates: 56.7262, -4.1179

Location map


Lairig Wood lies about 4 miles northeast from Kinloch Rannoch and 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

  • Travelling northwards or southwards on the A9, the recommended route would be to turn off onto the B847 at Calvine, near Bruar.
  • Alternative scenic winding routes from the south include along Loch Tummel or via Aberfeldy. The alternative route from the north would be via the Dalnacardoch to Trinafour single track road.
  • Taking the recommended route head generally west on the B847 passing through Trinafour. Continue south on the B847 and pass the road signposted for Tummel Bridge on your left.
  • Stay on the B847 signposted to Kinloch Rannoch and after about 1½ miles, just beyond a blind corner, you will see a "Woodlands For Sale" (WFS) sign and the shared private track. with the new entrance gate above. Please park here to the left side of the track.
  • From here go through the pedestrian gate next to the main gate and walk up the track for approximately 300m where you will find the start of Lairig Wood on your right.

Satnav coordinates for gate on the lane entance. N 56 : 43 : 25 W 4 :06 : 53

As an alternative to satnav try Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE then click on "Directions" enter your own postcode, (Lairig Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the orange "Get Directions" box. This will take you to the parking area by the main entrance.


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

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 very peaceful and secluded mixed conifer woodland set in stunningly beautiful north Perthshire scenery amongst mountain glens, streams and lochs.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]