SOLD: Thane Wood £49,000 Freehold


Thane Wood is a lovely deciduous woodland that, with thoughtful stewarding, will mature into a really delightful woodland. Sitting upon a gentle slope that rises slowly to level ground, it is easy to traverse with well spaced planting. An existing internal track leading to a central open area, would make an ideal base camp. The wood mainly consists of oak and sycamore with other species interspersed throughout, providing great potential for coppicing for wood fuel. Coppicing is an ancient but somewhat neglected practice, a form of woodland management that involves cutting back to ground level, though there is a need to protect the regrowth from browsing deer.

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.


This woodland has been well stocked with a diverse mixture of deciduous trees that are now well established; the oaks especially are thriving. Oak supports more wildlife than any other native tree, earning it the reputation as a cornerstone of a wood; in these autumn months badgers, squirrels and deer will feed off the acorns.


The wildlife is abundant with plenty of deer, signs of transient badgers, as well as abundant birdlife in spring. The quietness of the woodland is attractive to wildlife for obvious reasons.


There is a stream that flows adjacent to the main track that will act as a magnet for wildlife as well as providing a water supply to woodland owners.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The existing tracks have been recently repaired with materials sourced on site, easily accessible aggregate available for further patch ups as and when required.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


The woods at Gateside are very private with little outside use apart from immediate neighbours and would suit those looking to explore the potentials of hutting.

Local area and history

Gateside Woodland sits directly next to the small ex-mining village of Standburn, with the closest town being Falkirk about 6 miles away.

Falkirk sits on the junction of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals and as such became an important trade route and hub of heavy industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. The steel industry was dominant as was coal mining, necessary to feed the engine of industrialisation. The area is now more dependant on tourism and retail with many old mining sites reverting to woodland.

Nearby attractions include the Falkirk Wheel and The Helix , home of the famous Kelpie art installation.

Edinburgh is only twenty miles away and Glasgow 30 miles making these woods very accessible from the city.

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. 65
  • Grid ref: NS 926 741
  • Nearest post code: FK1 2HN
  • GPS coordinates: 55.9484, -3.72099

Location map


  • Coming in from the M9.
  • Take the A801 heading towards Armadale
  • At the first roundabout take the B825 heading towards Avonbridge.
  • The woods are just past the village of Standburn on the left.
  • Park by the metal gate but in a way that does not restrict access.
  • Following the track to the fenced area, Thane Wood is just beyond on the lefthand side.

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 young deciduous woodland close to Edinburgh.

Managed by Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower

Telephone: 01307 467393

Telephone: 07803 903 203

Email: [email protected]