SOLD: Mearns Wood £55,500 Freehold


Description: Mearns Wood is a very private and peaceful woodland with good external access and a mixture of cleared conifer and well established mixed woodland. The large central area was clear felled in 2008 and since that time an explosion of natural regeneration has taken place providing a veritable delight of birch jungle. The shelter belt of mixed conifer, birch and beech along the eastern boundary is delightful to walk in, with diverse ground flora and mixed age tree species. The land is mostly level and drains well to ditches along all boundaries. The neighbouring woods and fields to the west and south-east provide shelter and a pleasant rural aspect. There remains a small area of windblown trees that will provide a convenient and useful supply of firewood.

Access: is taken from the B974 through a shared single gate entrance and then 250m along a shared private access track.

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

Mineral Rights: These are owned and included with the land except where reserved by statute.

Thornton Woodlands, which Mearns Wood is part of, are situated in idyllic, historical and very peaceful rural surroundings. The trees are a diverse mixture of species and ages and have been sympathetically managed in the past. Currently, mature Scots pine, young spruce and birch are dominant, but there are significant areas of mixed broadleaves including oak and alder and Norway spruce. Red squirrel, woodpeckers, pheasant, deer, wild hare and various fungi inhabit the woods. There are grants for encouraging capercaille

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 town of Montrose. Dundee and Aberdeen are each approximately 35 mins drive.

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 of the woodland are indicated with red markings on trees and, freestanding or fencing, posts.

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 668 706
  • Nearest post code: AB30 1BA
  • GPS coordinates: 56.8202, -2.5586

Location map


Travelling along the A90 dual carriageway, take the turn off for the B974 and head towards Fettercairn. When you reach the Sauchieburn Hotel on your left, continue straight on the B974 for another 600m until you reach a single "Woodland For Sale" sign and a wide entrance way on your right, defined with wooden fencing rails and a single gate . Please park in front of this gate and walk 250m down to the end of the access track and find Mearns Wood to your right.

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.

Private and peaceful woodland with good access and a mixture of cleared conifer and established mixed woodland.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]