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.
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.
Boundaries are marked with 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 703 609
Nearest post code: PH16 5PD
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).
Boundaries are marked with 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.