SOLD: Paragon Wood £39,000 Freehold


This really is a glorious woodland set high above Loch Ness but offering seclusion and privacy, it lies under the gaze of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, a peak that dominates the skyline offering views down the Great Glen towards Ben Nevis range and the Monadhliath mountains.

The internal track has been recently upgraded providing excellent access into the woods. Birch dominates these woodlands with rowan, willow and oak. The forest floor is carpeted in blaeberries, providing ample harvest in September for small animals and birds and occasionally the odd hungry human. Woodcock can be heard as well as numerous other birds and sika deer are present too as well as an elusive number of wild boar. Care should be taken if the elusive boar are seen.

There are no specific trails through Paragon Wood, the natural spacing of trees make it very easy to explore. Toward the centre of the wood is a cosy hollow that feels almost meadow like. This would be the perfect spot to set up camp or to position a woodland shelter or even to plant up with some interesting hardwood species, adding further to the complex tapestry the wood already possesses.

Throughout the woods there are numerous anthills of formica aquilonia, the Scottish wood ant found only in the highlands of Scotland. Wood ants are known to be ‘key-stone’ species in the ecosystems of which they are a part, playing a vital role in maintaining the delicate balance between organisms in the ecosystem. They are currently declared as an ' at risk ' species and as such all care should be taken to preserve their habitat.

Samuel Coleridge once wrote of this area in the 1800's ‘O never, never let me forget the beautiful birch stems, like silver tarnished’.

Surrounding Area

Paragon Wood is nestled between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, at one time the main woodland track connected the two settlements. It is perfectly located to explore nearby Glen Affric described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland and is home to one of the largest remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest. To the north and west is the bustling city of Inverness and the nearby Black Isle, a popular tourist destination for people and dolphin watching.

To the south is the iconic Loch Ness containing more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Fort Augustus is nearby and further still Fort William and the great Nevis range with the delights of the West Coast or Skye relatively accessible.

Please visit the local pottery, as well as fine works of art they do the best and probably only coffee and cake for miles around; the perfect treat after an afternoon walking the woods.

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


Paragon wood is marked by orange painted 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. 26
  • Grid ref: NH 486 512
  • Nearest post code: IV63 6XH
  • GPS coordinates: 57.2713, -4.51162

Location map


From Inverness:

  • Follow the A82 in the direction of Fort William
  • Contnue to Drumnadrochit and pass through the village.
  • Take the second right after the garage signposted to Bunloit.
  • The road rises steeply. Continue till the end of the road. Approx. 4 miles.
  • You will see a number of hand painted signs for the Pottery, this is also your destination.
  • At the end of the road there is parking for the great glen way. Please park here and continue on foot. It will take about 25 minutes to walk from here along a good forest track.
  • From this parking area bear right and continue westwards along the track which bends round and over a vehicle bridge.
  • Into a small collection of dwellings and on your left is the Pottery. Please take the track opposite the pottery, continue past a house and other huts on the right hand side.
  • Keep straight ahead and emerge from the shelter of the trees until you see the woodlands for sale sign by the five bar gate.
  • Continue on the recently re-surfaced woodland track for about 750m, just beyond the sharp little climb, and the woodland is on your left hand side.

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 beautiful woodland with an ancient feel and remarkable diversity, nestled in the heart of the Highlands, but close to Inverness.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]