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Torradan Wood, Stirlingshire - Just under 7 acres, £55,000

Torradan Wood

Torradan Wood lies close to Loch Lomond and is part of a wider wood known as Finnery Woodland. Being close and easily accessible from Glasgow, it will prove popular with those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

People have been living around the shores of Loch Lomond for several thousand years and by the 3rd century AD the Loch Lomond area had become the junction between three significant kingdoms; Pictland to the east, Strathclyde to the south and Dalriata to the north west. Clach Nam Breatann, "the stone of the Britons", marked this junction and still stands today in Glen Falloch.

Nowadays the three kingdoms have been lost to the mists of time and in its place there is an influx of tourists using Loch Lomond as the gateway to the Highlands. Despite the passage of modern times, the area has managed to retain a reputation as a profoundly spiritual destination.

The woodlands have a beautiful feel to them; walking around them in late summer the wood is alive with butterflies and dragonflies. The woodland in general is quite flat and is easy to move around in and is of just a young enough age that it will respond well to shaping and management by a new owner. The trees are well established but of a manageable size to thin, without leaving empty spaces or impacting too greatly. The internal track sits on top of a good bed of stone and will stand up to the test of time and there is also a section of hardstanding at the entrance to Torradan Wood. This is suitable for timber stacking prior to collection, turning vehicles or the siting of a woodland shelter or store, perhaps a rural retreat.

The original plantation was harvested some time ago and since then nature has been allowed to take its natural course. The lack of interference has benefitted the woodland diversity, creating an incredibly wild feeling in the growth and regeneration. As with most woodland, the pioneer species such as birch has set the pace, interspersed with western hemlock, black pine, rowan and willow. Adding to the generally wild and remote feel and depth of micro-systems within Torradan Wood, a small burn also threads its tranquil way through the woodland. Water features within woodland are especially valuable by helping to encourage a wide range of invertebrates to visit and thus support larger wildlife too.

Black pine is also known as Austrian pine or Corsican pine: it is a very tolerant tree and can resist heat, drought, salt and even snow and ice. As with Scots pine, the grain runs true and straight and it is very hard making it ideal for construction projects within the wood.

Surrounding Area

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

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.

  • Price: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Gartocharn, Drymen, Stirlingshire
  • Size: Just under 7 acres for sale


Boundaries are marked by turquoise painted post tops and by a stock fence on the western boundary.

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Local manager

torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
07803 903 203 or 01307 467393

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OS Landranger: OS No 56
Grid ref: NS 440 848
Nearest post code: G83 8SA



From Glasgow:

Sat nav will get you to Finnery Road but will not get you to the entance to the woods due to the semi-remote rural location.


Boundaries are marked by turquoise painted post tops and by a stock fence on the western boundary.

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