SOLD: Manas Wood £69,000 Freehold

  • Dunalastair, Kinloch Rannoch, Perth & Kinross
  • just over 10 ¾ acres
  • Northern Scotland


Manas Wood looks down imperiously on Dunalastair Water which rises up to the impressive peak of Schiehallion, famous throughout Scotland for its conical shape as well as holding a unique place in scientific history for an 18th-century experiment in "weighing the world", or establishing the mass of planet earth.

Manas Wood is a good sized woodland of over 10 acres, with great scope to develop into a marvellous bolthole from the stresses and strains of modern life but is not for the fainthearted. The landscape is rugged, though the access track has been recently strengthened.

There is a good quality burn dissecting the woodland from north to south, acting as a hub for multiple animal trails and will provide reliable clean water for adventures in the woodland. While not carrying a huge volume of water, the presence of a stream in any woodland is a highly valued attribute.

A number of trails have been opened up through what is predominantly Sitka spruce, and there is scope for more brashing up of paths and the enlargement of the network of clearings. An initial clearing has been made at the entrance to the wood with room for parking and with the potential to site a woodland shelter here or to stack timber. The further creation of clearings bringing sunlight to the otherwise dimly lit woodland floor, will add greatly to the diversity, allowing nature to take its course with increased flora and fauna. Native broadleaf tree planting, sheltered by the established plantation trees, could be an excellent starting point in turning the coniferous woodland into a more diverse deciduous woodland with associated wildlife. There is ample timber for a sustainable firewood supply, certainly more than one family could use with additional scope to turn the timber into useful material for any manner of projects.

The woods at Dunalastair have proved to be exceptionally popular with those looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of what is a gorgeous part of Scotland.

Access: From the B847, park by the road next to the wooden entrance gate, then through the wooden pedestrian gate where there is a full right of access over the shared hardened track, 850m up to the ridestop entrance, giving internal vehicular access to Manas Wood.

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

Surrounding area: Manas 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), a series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). The highland town of Pitlochry is on the doorstep of the woodland and the area offers a range of opportunities for land or water-based outdoor pursuits from hill-walking to mountaineering or boating.

Local native wildlife includes grouse, red deer, red squirrel, pine marten, 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 a magnet for conservationists and biologists. Creag Dhubh is a wonderful spot in which to relax, to feel the senses come alive and to 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 marked by red 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. 42
  • Grid ref: NN 698 601
  • Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
  • GPS coordinates: 56.7152, -4.1286

Location map


Manas Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the entrance are N56:71:59 W4:12:23

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (Manas Wood coordinates are already entered) and click blue "Go" box. This will take you to the large open area. (It may be necessary to add Pitlochry as an intermediate destination if Bing directs you via Aberfeldy).

  • It's generally simpler to use the A9 rather than travel cross country.
  • 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 2¼ miles you will see a "Woodlands For Sale" sign.
  • Continue past and down the hill for a further 500m wher there is a deer fence gate and large compound area. There is a pedestrian gate to gain access.
  • Manas wood is on your left hand side adjacent to the track. Follow the internal track for appox 850m rising up the hill till you get to the ride stop 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

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 larger woodland with stunning views across to Schiehallion in the Scottish Highlands.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]