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Marten Wood - SOLD, Perthshire - About 5½ acres, £44,000

Marten Wood - SOLD
Marten Wood - SOLD
Perthshire

A maturing mixed conifer and birch woodland with an area of wet heathland, situated amidst breathtaking Highland scenery.

Description: Marten Wood is very peaceful, private and yet very accessible. It has a varied terrain with a mixture of ground cover, features and tree sizes. The higher ground towards the west and northwest consists of lichen-covered birch, grass and heather glades, glacial boulders, vigorous spruce and some Scots pine with larch. If you look upwards you may see an active red squirrel drey high up in the trees. Once abandoned it may instead be used as a pine marten nest.

Following the trails (as shown on the map) towards the flatter east the wooded areas are spruce and pine planted in 1985: here regeneration has resulted in young spruce, pine, birch and some willow below the larger trees. Ambling north, the terrain gradually changes from denser woodland to more open wet heathland with some low conifers and broadleaves growing at a slower rate as they compete with the heather and other herbs such as bog myrtle, cotton grass and sedges.

The views from the edge of the open heathland across to the ridge of Corbett Beinn a' Chuallaich are uplifting. This could be a good place for a nature observation hide as the heather attracts lots of interesting wildlife including wildfowl, marsh birds and occasional red or roe deer may quench their thirst. The wetland is a valuable environmental resource and has also been deemed suitable for a Black Grouse recovery project.

The water from the surrounding hill forest drains into the heather bog and collects towards the northeast corner of Marten Wood where it becomes a small stream weaving down the eastern boundary through a pretty section of mixed broadleaves - mainly birch and some rowan.

Internal access for vehicles is provided via a compacted stony track leading to a secluded clearing on a higher mound into the wood (as shown on the map).

Access: From the B847 into the large open area, then through the metal gate where there is a full right of access over the shared private track along the entire southwest boundary of Marten Wood. About half way along the length of this access track there is a ridestop entrance on the right giving internal vehicular access into the wood.

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

Surrounding area: Marten 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 to boating. 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 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.

Details

  • Price: £44,000 Freehold
  • Location: near Kinloch Rannoch, Pitlochry, Perthshire
  • Size: About 5½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 42
  • Grid ref: NN 706 606
  • Nearest post code: PH16 5PD

Boundaries:

Boundaries are clearly indicated with mauve markings on free-standing or fence posts, and some trees

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393
torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Description: Marten Wood is very peaceful, private and yet very accessible. It has a varied terrain with a mixture of ground cover, features and tree sizes. The higher ground towards the west and northwest consists of lichen-covered birch, grass and heather glades, glacial boulders, vigorous spruce and some Scots pine with larch. If you look upwards you may see an active red squirrel drey high up in the trees. Once abandoned it may instead be used as a pine marten nest.

Following the trails (as shown on the map) towards the flatter east the wooded areas are spruce and pine planted in 1985: here regeneration has resulted in young spruce, pine, birch and some willow below the larger trees. Ambling north, the terrain gradually changes from denser woodland to more open wet heathland with some low conifers and broadleaves growing at a slower rate as they compete with the heather and other herbs such as bog myrtle, cotton grass and sedges.

The views from the edge of the open heathland across to the ridge of Corbett Beinn a' Chuallaich are uplifting. This could be a good place for a nature observation hide as the heather attracts lots of interesting wildlife including wildfowl, marsh birds and occasional red or roe deer may quench their thirst. The wetland is a valuable environmental resource and has also been deemed suitable for a Black Grouse recovery project.

The water from the surrounding hill forest drains into the heather bog and collects towards the northeast corner of Marten Wood where it becomes a small stream weaving down the eastern boundary through a pretty section of mixed broadleaves - mainly birch and some rowan.

Internal access for vehicles is provided via a compacted stony track leading to a secluded clearing on a higher mound into the wood (as shown on the map).

Access: From the B847 into the large open area, then through the metal gate where there is a full right of access over the shared private track along the entire southwest boundary of Marten Wood. About half way along the length of this access track there is a ridestop entrance on the right giving internal vehicular access into the wood.

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

Surrounding area: Marten 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 to boating. 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 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.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 706 606
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD

Maps

Directions

Marten Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the open parking area are N56:43:08 W4:06:57

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (Marten 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, pull into the large parking area on the right. Please park here at either end of the tarmac strip adjacent to the road. (Works are being carried out here at present with heaps of stone).
  • From here go through the deer gate. The start of Marten Wood is on your right.

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Boundaries:

Boundaries are clearly indicated with mauve markings on free-standing or fence posts, and some trees

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