SOLD: Penmuir Wood £52,500 Freehold


Description: Penmuir Wood is a delightful west-facing mixed woodland with an immediate getaway feel to it. It is ideal for enjoying the countryside, camping, conserving wildlife, producing logs or small-scale forestry. Fine middle-aged Scots pine, Sitka spruce, Norway spruce and larch conifers dominate most of the wood, the partial thinning of which has facilitated walking and re-growth of birch and other broadleaves throughout. Good drainage and cleared rides have created useful dry, light and private open spaces. Scope exists to enhance the wood further, create trails and extend tracks via the many thinning racks, into the heart of the wood.

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.


Pitgarvie Woodlands: which Penmuir Wood is part of, are situated in idyllic, historic and very peaceful rural surroundings. The trees are a diverse mixture of species and ages and have been sympathetically managed. Currently mature Scots pine, young spruce and birch are dominant, but there are significant areas of mixed broadleaves including rowan, oak and alder.


Red squirrels, deer, hare with lots of small mammals and birds including woodpecker inhabit the woods. There are grants for encouraging capercaille which occupied the area until recent times.


Penmuir Wood will provide a plentiful supply of firewwod for many years to come.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access: is off the B974, through a single gate, and along a 20m section of an included shared private hard track within the southern boundary, over which the neighbouring Sauchie Wood has a full right of access for all purposes. Penumuir Wood will also have a right of access over the rest of the hard stone track belonging to neighbouring Sauchie Wood as shown in green on the detailed map.

Rights and covenants

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

Special Rights/Wayleaves: a right is reserved for the benefit of the retained land to clean the main open water drain along the eastern and northern boundary of Penmuir Wood.


There is an abundance of mushrooms and fungi throughout the woods of lady jane providing bounty through late summer and autumn.

Local area and history

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.

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. 45
  • Grid ref: NO 665 701
  • Nearest post code: AB30 1PX
  • GPS coordinates: 56.8209, -2.55102

Location map


Penmuir Wood is located between Brechin and Laurencekirk about 3 miles from the A90. Fettercairn village is about 2 miles to the north.

  • Travelling along the A90 dual carriageway, take the turn for the B974 and head towards Fettercairn.
  • When you reach the old Sauchieburn Inn crossroads you carry straight on for about 300m . The entrance gate to Penmuir Wood is on the right hand side of the road.
  • Please park safely off the public road when viewing.
  • Satnav/GPS note: the postcode AB30 1PX
    is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. For those without satnav/gps why not use Green Flag routefinder to plan your route?

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of our woodland book

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 tranquil woodland with good access and scope for outdoor enjoyment.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]