SOLD: Lamont Wood £65,000 Freehold


There is a calmness to these woodlands that will sooth the mind and body; the perfect antidote for busy lives. The land is relatively flat allowing good access the natural regeneration has been vigorous creating a secrecy within. The woods are well served by the A96 trunk road, but being over 2km away you can enjoy the sound of silence. An area of hard standing can be used to turn a vehicle or as a timber stacking area. There are plenty of open areas too, covered with heather.

A bench has been installed to take in the open aspect and the area in general would make an excellent camp. Woodlands offer the opportunity to get stuck into the practical side of life and this woodland is no exception. Judicious thinning will open up the woodland as well as providing plenty of firewood and timber for small projects.

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 majority of Lamont Wood is fairly dense conifer, creating a private and secluded feel, interspersed with beautiful and contrasting birch. Some animal trails through gorse and broom could be cleared through the thicker areas, to create a network of interconnecting trails; a useful and rewarding job for willing friends and family.


There is plenty of wildlife within the woods but exactly what and how many remains a mystery. Suitably situated trailcams are a fantastic way to open up the secrets of your woodland. It's worth finding out who else uses the woodland before deciding on what you do with the wood; time spent in observation is time well spent.


These woods are notable for the sound of silence, well away from the A96 to be able to listen clearly to the sounds of the forest, rather than the sound of traffic. The roads up to the woodland are seldom used allowing wildlife and humans to flourish within the wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The tracks are strong being constructed of stone and are accessible by most types of vehicle.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are sold with the wood.


These woods will be great for camping or for siting a woodland hut for the occassional overnight stay, a great backdrop for educating little people.

Local area and history

Burgie Woods are close to Forres which is a town and former royal burgh in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Inverness and 12 miles (19 km) west of Elgin. There are many geographical and historical attractions nearby such as the River Findhorn, and there are also classical, historical artifacts and monuments within the town itself, such as Forres Tolbooth and Nelson's Tower. Brodie Castle, the home of the Brodie Clan, lies to the west of the town, close to the A96.

Findhorn Bay witnessed a brief episode in the 1745 Jacobite rising. In March 1746 the French brigantine Le Bien Trouvé entered the tidal waters with dispatches for Bonnie Prince Charlie but her departure, with the Prince's aide-de-camp on board, was delayed by the arrival of two British men-o'-war.

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. 27
  • Grid ref: NJ 100 587
  • Nearest post code: IV36 2QZ
  • GPS coordinates: 57.6101, -3.50673

Location map


  • From Inverness take the A96 to Forress
  • Continue through Forress staying on the A96
  • About two miles out on the way to Elgin take a right hand turn signposted to Glenburgie Distillery and Califer viewing point
  • Go past the distillery and through some farm buildings and continue up the hill
  • There is an entrance to the woodland track on the right hand side, please park here
  • Walk approx. 150m to the track on the right.
  • Continue through the wood for about 100m and the ridestop entrance is on the right.

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

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 lovely younger woodland, close to Findhorn Bay on the Moray coast, between Inverness and Elgin.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

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