SOLD: Richmond Wood £35,000 Freehold


Richmond Wood was probably given its name due to a connection with the Duke of Richmond, erstwhile owner of nearby Gordon Castle.

The woods have been very carefully thinned, making it easy and pleasant to walk through the woods. However you will come across vigorous growth of rowan and ash demonstrating an energetic rejuvenation of the understory. This mix of old and new growth lends itself to the creation of interesting natural glades where more sunlight can penetrate to the forest floor, encouraging biodiversity as well as creating places suitable for camping. Three benches have been placed in one of these glades where the weary worker or the attentive observer can rest a while and contemplate the surrounding beauty.

In spring and summer the woods are alive with birdsong with many nesting birds attracted to the already diverse ground flora and fauna. North East Scotland is regarded as a haven for birdlife with its wide range of habitats and is a stronghold for, the Scottish crossbill, which is the only species which is unique to the United Kingdom.

The nearby town of Huntley was formerly known as Strathbogie and is perhaps best known for being the home of the Gordon Highlanders regiment. There is great salmon and trout fishing on the nearby Deveron and Bogie Rivers. Close to Huntley is the start of Scotland's longest horse ride trail, Highland Horseback, running an adventurous 200 miles out to the west coast.

Surrounding Area

The woods are well placed for exploring the surrounding area with the beautiful towns of Banchory, Ballater and Braemar to the south and the stunning countryside of Deeside to the Northwest. The Cairngorm National Park is within striking distance as well as many small fishing villages to the north.

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. 29
  • Grid ref: NJ 563 414
  • Nearest post code: AB54 6XR
  • GPS coordinates: 57.46, -2.73

Location map


  • From Aberdeen take the A96 north following signs for Huntley
  • Turn right on to the A97 towards Banff
  • After 2.7 miles turn left on to the Kinnoir turning
  • 75m on the right is a layby adjacent to the entrance to Richmond Wood.Please park here.

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.

A very light and sympathetically thinned mature woodland, set in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]