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Talorcan Wood - SOLD, Perthshire - Over 5 ¾ acres, £45,000

Talorcan Wood - SOLD
Talorcan Wood - SOLD
Perthshire

A glorious woodland set amongst some of the finest Scottish Highlands.

The name Talorcan derives from the word Talorc, one of the first recorded Pictish kings who reigned between 452 and 456 AD.

The land around Dunalastair has a certain majesty and a walk through the woods will evoke images of a bygone time and place.

A good track leading up to Talorcan Wood, weaves around mature pine trees and gains the slope of Beinn a' Chuallaich. This track reaches the higher woods and will suit all types of vehicle. Immediately before the entrance to Talorcan, the track turns sharply and makes one last rise: it is worth stopping here and looking back to take in the views toward the magnificent and imposing Schiehallion. Just inside the wood entrance is a hardstanding or timber stacking area with a convenient bench for those who have walked up the mountainside. Talorcan would provide a considerable amount of the most sustainable domestic fuel; firewood, Plenty of space has been left for the seasoning and processing of this resource.

Following the internal paths there is a plateau directly below, perfect for siting a modest woodland shelter to assist in the management of the woods. The paths created will take you on a circular walk around the woods and, depending upon the season, many discoveries will be made: from curious fungi such as the judas ear, various sphagnum mosses in the peatland area to interestingly shaped lichen clinging to rocks and bark to suggest but a few. Selective thinning and native tree replanting would add significant attraction to the thriving wildlife of the area, with buzzards overhead and red deer through the wood. As the spring season warms, the canopy comes alive with finches, tits and song birds.

To add to the diversity of this wood, the wetland area will provide many invertebrates to the food chain, further increasing the attraction to the wealth of wildlife.

Surrounding area

Talorcan 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), series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). Talorcan Wood is very close to Dunalastair water which has the reputation as one of the best places for wild trout fishing in the UK. The nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch is a tourist and outdoor pusuit centre. Further afield is Pitlochry, a small, picturesque tourist town in the geographical centre of Scotland and a handy place to pick up supplies when you are running low and the beautiful city of Perth is only about 30 minutes drive to the south.

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.

Details

  • Price: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Dunalastair, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
  • Size: Over 5 ¾ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 42
  • Grid ref: NN 703 609
  • Nearest post code: PH16 5PD

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked with purple painted post tops.

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393
torquilandrachel@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

The name Talorcan derives from the word Talorc, one of the first recorded Pictish kings who reigned between 452 and 456 AD.

The land around Dunalastair has a certain majesty and a walk through the woods will evoke images of a bygone time and place.

A good track leading up to Talorcan Wood, weaves around mature pine trees and gains the slope of Beinn a' Chuallaich. This track reaches the higher woods and will suit all types of vehicle. Immediately before the entrance to Talorcan, the track turns sharply and makes one last rise: it is worth stopping here and looking back to take in the views toward the magnificent and imposing Schiehallion. Just inside the wood entrance is a hardstanding or timber stacking area with a convenient bench for those who have walked up the mountainside. Talorcan would provide a considerable amount of the most sustainable domestic fuel; firewood, Plenty of space has been left for the seasoning and processing of this resource.

Following the internal paths there is a plateau directly below, perfect for siting a modest woodland shelter to assist in the management of the woods. The paths created will take you on a circular walk around the woods and, depending upon the season, many discoveries will be made: from curious fungi such as the judas ear, various sphagnum mosses in the peatland area to interestingly shaped lichen clinging to rocks and bark to suggest but a few. Selective thinning and native tree replanting would add significant attraction to the thriving wildlife of the area, with buzzards overhead and red deer through the wood. As the spring season warms, the canopy comes alive with finches, tits and song birds.

To add to the diversity of this wood, the wetland area will provide many invertebrates to the food chain, further increasing the attraction to the wealth of wildlife.

Surrounding area

Talorcan 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), series of Lochs (Rannoch and Tummel), cascading rivers (Tummel and Garry) and the classic, conical shaped munro (Schiehallion). Talorcan Wood is very close to Dunalastair water which has the reputation as one of the best places for wild trout fishing in the UK. The nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch is a tourist and outdoor pusuit centre. Further afield is Pitlochry, a small, picturesque tourist town in the geographical centre of Scotland and a handy place to pick up supplies when you are running low and the beautiful city of Perth is only about 30 minutes drive to the south.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 42
Grid ref: NN 703 609
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD

Maps

Directions

Talorcan Wood lies about 18 miles west of Pitlochry.

Satnav postcode is PH16 5PD and
coordinates for the open parking area are N56:43:08 W4:06:57

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode, (Feorag 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).

  • It's generally simpler to use the A9 rather than travel cross country.
  • Travelling northwards or southwards on the A9, the recommended route would be to turn off onto the B847 at Calvine, near Bruar.
  • Alternative scenic winding routes from the south include along Loch Tummel or via Aberfeldy. The alternative route from the north would be via the Dalnacardoch to Trinafour single track road.
  • Taking the recommended route head generally west on the B847 passing through Trinafour. Continue south on the B847 and pass the road signposted for Tummel Bridge on your left.
  • Stay on the B847 signposted to Kinloch Rannoch and after about 2¼ miles you will see a "Woodlands For Sale" sign, pull into the large parking area on the right. Please park here at either end of the tarmac strip adjacent to the road. (Works are being carried out here at present with heaps of stone).
  • From here go through the deer gate and walk up the main track.Keep going up and onto the new track. Bear right and continue for 200m. Talorcan Wood is on your right.

Boundaries:

Boundaries are marked with purple painted post tops.

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