The name Sansa has its origins in the sanskrit word for charm and is also similar to the latin name sancia which means sacred. The woods at Dunalastair, of which Sansa is a part, have proved to be exceptionally popular for perhaps these qualities and perhaps too for the prime location opposite Schiehallion. People have ventured from far and wide to experience the evocative landscape and Sansa Wood doesn't disappoint, providing awe inspiring vistas and a sense of splendid isolation in Scottish wildness.
The wood in general consists of sitka spruce with rowan and birch along the watercourse that dissects the woodland: it is this stream that is a real focal point of the woodland. Sansa Wood is fairly rugged and the wood itself is ready for someone with the yearn for of a project. Time spent clearing paths and opening up clearings will really add to the quality and diversity of the woodland.
A number of paths have already been cut through the woods, though please be aware that the path network shown on the map is purely indicative as there are more routes that have been cut.
A clearing has been opened up close to the ride stop that will be useful for timber stacking or even the siting of a woodland shelter; opening this area up further in the direction of the stream, will enhance the woodland and increase the diversity within the ground flora.
These woods are very peaceful with human prescence down to a minimum, apart from the comings and goings of other woodland owners. There are however deer, red squirrels and pine martens that share the wood, as well as numerous birds both small and large, though it may take some patience and quiet contemplation before you get to meet all the residents of the wood.
Access: From the B847, park by the road next to the wooden entrance gate, then through the wooden pedestrian gate where there is a full right of access over the shared hardened track, 750m up to the ride stop entrance, giving internal vehicular access to Sansa Wood.
Sporting Rights: These are fully owned and included with the land.
Surrounding area: Sansa Wood is part of the old Creag Dhubh Forestry Estate which is situated just above Dunalastair Water on the lower south-eastern slopes of corbett Beinn a' Chuallaich. The surrounding area is renowned for its natural highland beauty including the ancient Caledonian Pine woods (Black Woods of Rannoch), a series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). The highland town of Pitlochry is on the doorstep of the woodland and the area offers a range of opportunities for land or water-based outdoor pursuits from hill-walking to mountaineering or boating.
Local native wildlife includes grouse, red deer, red squirrel, pine marten, capercaillie, cross-bill and various birds of prey. There are also many interesting fungi, insects, birds, lichens and other plants indicating a healthy and diverse ecosystem and making the area a magnet for conservationists and biologists. Creag Dhubh is a wonderful spot in which to relax, to feel the senses come alive and to take in some of the purest air and most beautiful scenery in Scotland.
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.
Boundaries are marked by purple painted post tops.
You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.
Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.
OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 698 601
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
Sansa Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.
Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the entrance are N56:71:59 W4:12:23
For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (Sansa Wood coordinates are already entered) and click blue "Go" box. This will take you to the large open area. (It may be necessary to add Pitlochry as an intermediate destination if Bing directs you via Aberfeldy).
Boundaries are marked by purple painted post tops.
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 his or her 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.
All woodlands are sold at a fixed price, and include free membership of the Small Woodland Owners Group and the Royal Forestry Society, as well as £300 towards paying for a course (or courses) to help with managing and enjoying your woodland.
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.