Tyrion Wood £55,000 Freehold


Tyrion Wood, at nearly 5 ½ acres, is large enough to lose oneself in and escape the world outside. Sitting at the farther end of Finnery Plantation that it is a part of, more woodland and fields surround. Though being generally flat topography, exploration is an adventure due to the healthy and prolific tree, understory and shrub growth throughout. A number of wildlife tracks have been trimmed to enable a visitor to get a general feel, with boundless opportunities for an owner to choose where to explore and open up up next: all part of the enormous reward of owning a woodland.

The black pine is showing good growth and in due course will provide a good timber supply; black pine is also known as Austrian pine or Corsican pine. It is a very hardy tree, a survivor 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.

It will be interesting to see how the woodland develops over time. The surrounding woods have so far attracted people with creative ideas and Tyrion Wood will be a terrific project for someone wanting to create an alternative space, whether it is for quiet contemplation or for more practically minded endeavours.

For many reasons, these woodlands have proven to be very popular and early viewing is encouraged.

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.


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. Rhododendron is prolific, creating a really wild and untamed 'lost world' atmosphere, though this non native species can be easily tamed with time and energy.


A common visitor is the ‘Snipe of the woods’; Woodcock is an elusive, wading bird found mainly in woodlands. It is a thick-bodied, pigeon-sized bird with a long bill. Its beautiful plumage provides almost perfect camouflage when on the ground, motionless in leaf litter. Rarely seen on the ground, it is the rufous rump that is most striking when the bird is flushed into flight.

Woodcock is a crepuscular bird, most active at dawn and dusk. It feeds by probing its bill into damp ground, eating mainly earthworms and beetles and one to look out for when visiting the woods.


The outstanding feature of these woodlands is the the sheer depth and breadth of biodiversity. As is common with naturally regenerating woodlands, nature has a way of filling in the gaps, providing a rich and varied habitat for wildlife of all sizes.

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. Some paths have been opened up, while there is still plenty of scope for further work.

Rights and covenants

All sporting rights are sold with the woodland.


On arrival at Finnery Plantation, apart from the abundant birdsong, what becomes immediately clear is the peace and tranquility within these woods. There are no major roads within earshot: the perfect antidote to busy lives. Although Loch Lomond is a magnet for tourists, this particular corner of the national park beats to its own drum, with the new woodland owners making enjoyable use of the space.

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

Wood map


Boundaries are marked by blue painted post tops.

Find this wood


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 56
  • Grid ref: NS 439 849
  • Nearest post code: G83 8SA
  • GPS coordinates: 56.0317, -4.50533

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.
  • Follow the track round and turn right just past Brienne Wood and follow this spur track down to the end.

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 young, vibrant woodland, within easy reach of Glasgow and Stirling, close to Loch Lomond in The Trossachs National Park.

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