SOLD: Myrtle Wood £39,000 Freehold


Description: Myrtle Wood is a very attractive, semi-natural, ancient woodland and has a wonderful ambiance within. There are remnants of previous plantations; mature larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce for example, intermingling with more recently coppiced birch, rowan and hazel, with large beech and oaks along the boundaries. Lush grassy areas and clearings to the north are suitable for canopy thinning; the gentle hill-brow area in the centre of the wood provides a wonderful opportunity for private camping should a longer stay be required. A rich diversity of wildlife within the broadleaf woodlands includes ancient ferns, heathers, roe deer and a range of resident and migratory bird life including song thrushes, warblers, jays and redstart. Internal access is via a private metal gate and turning/timber stacking area inside the wood.

Access: There is a full right of access along a private track leading off the public B977 road, as shown in green on the detailed maps.

Sporting rights: are included.

Surrounding Area: Myrtle Wood is part of a long-established rural area known as Forrester Seat Woods and Lands, some of which is on the Ancient Woodland Inventory. The wood rests on the hillsides of the sweeping Don valley through which the majestic River Don flows. Hatton of Fintray and Newmachar are close by villages, as is the Kirkhill Forest. The Formartine and Buchan Way passes close by and has been justifiably designated one of Scotland's Great Trails for cycling and walking. The coast and secluded beaches of Balmedie and Newburgh, as well as Dyce, Inverurie and Aberdeen, are all within 20 minutes 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

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. 38
  • Grid ref: NJ 871 162
  • Nearest post code: AB21 0HU
  • GPS coordinates: 57.2367, -2.21538

Location map


Myrtle Wood is just 20 mins northwest of Aberdeen off the B977. Please follow these directions carefully as there have been complaints of the directions being followed incorrectly.

  • For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE, enter your own postcode, (wood location already entered) click blue "Go" box, this will take you to the entrance.
  • For Satnav: the postcode AB21 0HU is for the junction with the B977. The route takes the first left before Rose Valley. Satnav coordinates are N57:14:04 W2:12:50

Or follow this route:

  • Travelling westwards from Dyce on the B977 and after arriving at Cothal hamlet take the right turn signposted "Rose Valley" 30 metres before the red telephone and post boxes on the right where you will find yourself on a gravel track.
  • Head up this track for only 150 metres. Take the very first left and travel another 300 metres along this track entering cleared woodland and park in the parking area on the right before the wooden gate with the "Woodlands For Sale" sign in front of you.
  • Walk through the wooden gateway and follow the track towards and right round the beacon building and then towards the right hand of the two metal gates. Go over the gate and follow the hard grass track across the field next to the stone dyke wall on the right as shown in green on the detailed map heading 100 metres north to the entrance to MyrtleWood.

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.

An exceptionally attractive broadleaf coppiced woodland within easy reach of Aberdeen.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]