SOLD: Snow Wood £75,000 Freehold


Snow Wood is a wonderful and wild woodland, set within the wider forest known as Finnery Plantation. These younger woods are incredibly quiet and peaceful and will provide a real escape from a busy, hectic world.

There is a sizeable area of hard-standing at the entrance that will conveniently accommodate a vehicle and trailer or would be suitable as a timber stacking area. The woods are predominately birch regeneration with an open aspect; the topography is reasonably flat though set on two distinct levels. The lower level has more mature birch that will provide a sustainable supply of firewood as well as a lovely grassy open area that would make a fantastic camping spot..

The higher level has had less birch growth with rhododendron trying to establish itself, although it is manageable. This jungle like and secretive area would lend itself to being shaped and managed in almost any direction whether it be planting a forest orchard, the establishment of native deciduous species, the encouragement of red squirrels, the formation of a pond or wetland, or all of the above! There is plenty of scope for additional planting in this area though deer protection would be advised for any young whips.

This diverse woodland is large enough to lose oneself within, and would make a great backdrop for family adventures and exploring the local area. Early viewing is recommended.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant

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.


Silver birch provides food and habitat for more than 300 insect species – the leaves attracting aphids which provide food for ladybirds and other species further up the food chain. The leaves are also a food plant for the caterpillars of many moths, including the angle-shades, buff tip, pebble hook-tip, and Kentish glory. Birch trees are particularly associated with specific fungi, including fly agaric, woolly milk cap, birch milk cap, birch brittlegill, birch knight, chanterelle and the birch polypore (razor strop).


The woods in general act as a magnet for all types of wildlife from deer, to an array of birdlife and insects attracted no doubt to the quietness in these woods.


These woods are easily accessible from Glasgow; ideal for those who may not have enough space in the big city.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access from the main road is over a shared stone track, while entrance into the main woodland is through a lockable wooden gate. For convenience there is also a pedestrian gate. The track leading to the individual woodlands is of good condition with little maintenance required.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


The large open grassy area would be perfect for camping with family and friends.

Local area and history

The surrounding area of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs gained much popularity with the publication of Sir Walter Scott's 1810 poem 'The Lady of the Lake'. The poem gives a roll call of Trossachs place names, the lady herself being found on Loch Katrine. Scott followed up with his 1817 historical novel Rob Roy, romanticising the outlaw cattle thief Raibert Ruadh born by Loch Katrine and buried at nearby Balquhidder.

Stirling, with its beautiful castle, is just a 30 minute drive away with direct links from there across to Edinburgh.

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. 56
  • Grid ref: NS 443 847
  • Nearest post code: G83 8SA
  • GPS coordinates: 56.0301, -4.50015

Location map


From Glasgow:

  • Take the A82 north.
  • Turn right onto the A811 in the direction of Drymen.
  • At the village of Gartocham turn right onto School Road.
  • Turn left onto Auchincarroch Road.
  • Turn left onto Finnery Road.
  • The entrance will be on your left. There is a small woodlands for sale sign attached to the fence. On the other side of the driveway is the nameplate Greystonelea.
  • Continue up this driveway for 500m and the woods are on your right.
  • If you miss the entrance you will reach Finnery House on your left. Turn round and retrace your steps.
  • Go through the pedestrian gate and follow the internal track until you reach the woodland on your right hand side

Sat nav will get you to Finnery Road but will not get you to the entance to the woods.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

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 larger mixed species woodland close to Loch Lomond within the Trossachs National Park and within easy reach of Glasgow.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]