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Richmond Wood, Aberdeenshire - Over 4 ¾ acres, £35,000

Richmond Wood

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.

  • Price: £35,000 Freehold
  • Location: Huntley, Aberdeenshire
  • Size: Over 4 ¾ acres for sale


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torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
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OS Landranger: OS No 29
Grid ref: NJ 563 414
Nearest post code: AB54 6XR




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