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Wardle Wood, West Lothian - Nearly 5 ½ acres, £35,000

Wardle Wood

Wardle Wood is a fine smaller woodland, bounded on one side by an attractive beech hedge with some elegant and mature beech trees; an effective screen from the lane it adjoins. To the north is Drumtassie Burn, a pretty stream that is a real feature and benefit to the woodland and landscape in general. Reliable water courses within woodland are an incredibly valuable feature, providing further diversity and a draw to both wildlife great and small, and people alike.

Wardle Wood is a part of a wider woodland known as Drumtassie Wood that was planted up about 20 years ago by the Forestry Commission. The productive ground has supported excellent growth, with a wide variety of species and good early management; it is very much a woodland that will further improve over time though it is still at a stage where it could be easily managed and shaped for the future by the family forester.

Two grassy wayleaves cross the woodland adding further diversity to this already remarkable wood, offering the potential for small scale pasture and ease of movement across the woodland as a whole. A south facing fringe of the woodland would make an ideal position for a woodland shelter to take advantage of the sunny aspect. Alternatively, a location close to the burn would provide a place for contemplation with the waters moving by.

The trees were planted with an exceptional mix of deciduous broadleaf species with also larch and Corsican pine, and in this instance there has been a good intermingling of species; the benefit being that it does not feel like a typical plantation and is much more in keeping with an amenity woodland. Sycamore, ash, cherry, hazel, birch and holly, to name but a few, are all doing very well and offer diversity to wildlife, with oak being a cornerstone of a woodland.

The larch has also grown strong and will provide the budding woodlander with an ample sustainable source of firewood or material for construction and projects.

Surrounding Area:

The woods at Drumtassie lie closest to the small village of Avonbridge, its Gaelic name being Drochaid Abhainne quite literally 'bridge of the river'. Early history suggests that the river was forded here by cattle drovers coming south and later the village was home to a brickworks and a small open cast mine. Further afield lies the small town of Armadale another mining town with the land being rich in coal and ironstone.

The woods are within easy reach of Stirling , Glasgow and Edinburgh and lie within the county of West Lothian.

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: £35,000 Freehold
  • Location: Drumtassie, Armadale, West Lothian
  • Size: Nearly 5 ½ acres for sale


Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops on the east and south sides, the far side of Drumtassie Burn to the north and the lane on the western boundary.

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torquilandrachel Torquil Varty and Rachel Bower
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OS Landranger: OS No 65
Grid ref: NS 900 707
Nearest post code: FK1 2JS




Boundaries are marked by red painted post tops on the east and south sides, the far side of Drumtassie Burn to the north and the lane on the western boundary.

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