Ogilvie Wood £59,000 Freehold


Ogilvie Wood is a very diverse woodland, very well stocked with a wide mix of mature coniferous and deciduous trees, with a rich understory it has all the indicators of ancient woodland. The access tracks are in excellent condition and allow all types of vehicular access. An area of hardstanding would facilitate the management of the woodland and could be used for off trailer turning or alternatively could be used as a timber stacking area.

Last winter storms brought a few large trees down but left where they are will provide valuable dead wood for invertebrates. They also provide will a good supply of firewood or could be left to become a large play area for young and old.

Adjoining Ogilvie Wood is the site of an old quarry complete with quarry pond, the land is littered with boulders of all sizes no doubt detritus from earlier works. Nature has done a good job of reclaiming the landscape into what is a wonderfully picturesque woodland. The woods at Millbank have proven to be very popular and early viewing is recommended.

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.


There are a wide variety of trees ranging from mature Scots pine and larch, to birch and rowan, the latter being said in folklore to protect from wayward spirits. Recent winter blows have brought a couple down but these will provide a convenient store of firewood.


The woods at Millbank are a haven for all wildlife, great and small; its proximity to the larger neighbouring wood known as Scare Wood provides a much larger area to roam. There are areas of semi wetland within the larger wood that further expands its biodiversity. A well placed trail cam is sure to record deer with the possibility of also snapping badgers and red squirrels.


The woods at Millbank have proven to be very popular most notably for its biodiversity, both in terms of diversity of tree species and its flora and fauna.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The internal access track is strong and in good repair, providing easy access for all types of vehicle directly to the wood. The wood is open and airy and easy to traverse on foot.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


The woods at Millbank would be the perfect place to set up camp for a few days to explore the wider woodland and as a perfect base for forays into Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorms.

Local area and history

The surrounding area is steeped in history with the close proximity of Castle Fraser and Cluny Castle, both fine examples of 16th century architecture, though the core of Castle Fraser dates back to the 1450s. Craigievar Castle in nearby Alford, a pink castle supposedly the inspiration for Walt Disney, is another local attraction as well as the Loch of Skene: the loch supports concentrations of wildfowl in autumn and winter in particular greylag geese, goldeneye ducks and pink-footed geese.. From here it is a short hop to the Cairngorm National Park, in many ways the heart of Scotland!

Wood maps

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by orange painted post tops.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 38
  • Grid ref: NJ 655 113
  • Nearest post code: AB51 7SA
  • GPS coordinates: 57.1914, -2.57171

Location map


From Aberdeen:

  • Take the A944 in the direction of Alford.
  • Just just after the hamlet of Ordhead keep going past a woodlands for sale sign
  • Continue through Millbank until you reach a layby with a telephone box on the lefthand side. Please park here.
  • Opposite the layby on the other side of the road is a double metal gate and a short track leading to the entrance to the woods
  • Continue for 50m and there is a locked wooden gate marking the entrance to the main woodland.
  • Follow the main track, as you reach the fork in the track the wood is directly in front of you.. The ride stop entrance is on the right hand fork

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 diverse mixed species woodland, easily accessible between Aberdeen and the Cairngorms

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