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Boam Wood - SOLD, West Lothian - Over 4 ½ acres, £29,000

Boam Wood - SOLD

This young woodland of alder, ash, birch, and mixed conifer is surrounded by farmland and less than an hour's drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Formerly fertile agricultural land, Boam Wood was planted with native species as part of a local government incentive to increase local woodland for amenity use. The trees are growing very well and the diversity of the woodland floor will increase as time goes by and new species inevitably move in. As woodland flowers are quite slow to re-colonise, careful and considered planting would be a very positive benefit.

A shelter belt of more mature trees constitutes the northern boundary along which a drainage channel forms a small stream. The land rises gently to the south and open areas form pleasant glades amongst the trees. Grassy rides crisscross the wood making access around the wood particularly easy.

Although in its youth, the wood has already attracted a thriving population of deer. Frogs and newts can be found in the marshy areas together with soft rush and a variety of mosses. An early succession plant, rosebay willow herb has become established in the north of the wood. Often dismissed, it is important in its own right being the food species of choice of the elephant hawk moth. Both adult and caterpillar are equally spectacular and worth looking out for. Buzzards and herons are frequent visitors and several varieties of tits and finches can be seen throughout the low canopy.

It can be difficult to imagine that this part West Lothian was once the focus of a large scale oil shale extraction industry from which around 3 million tonnes of oil shale was extracted each year for more than half a century from 1865.

One reminder of this industry remains, in the form of the piles of reddish spoil that remain dotted around the area. These “bings” are now regarded as a contributor to biodiversity because of the unique habitat they offer. The most spectacular of these "bings" can be seen from the wood and are known as the Seven Sisters.

Boam Wood which takes its name from the name of the timbers supporting the pit pumps is an exciting opportunity to acquire a woodland in an early stage of development. Careful management and gentle intervention will ensure growth into maturity and diversity. It offers an easy escape from the city to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a woodland setting.

Sporting rights: these are owned and included with the land.

Access: is off a minor road and then along the firm stone track which is accessible by most cars.

There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, there is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.

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: £29,000 Freehold
  • Location: West Mains Crofts, West Calder, West Lothian
  • Size: Over 4 ½ acres for sale

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 65
Grid ref: NS 994 603
Nearest post code: EH55 8NR

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