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Caerlee Wood - SOLD, Scottish Borders - About 7¼ acres, £55,000

Caerlee Wood - SOLD
Caerlee Wood - SOLD
Scottish Borders

Breathtaking views of the Tweed Valley from a mixed conifer woodland of larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce.

Caerlee Wood is a peaceful and attractive mixed conifer woodland overlooking the picturesque Tweed Valley. It is composed mainly of a mixture of maturing Scots pine, larch and Norway spruce. The trees are well spaced giving a delightful light and open feel, making traversing the wood a pleasant and easy experience.

The woodland floor is a soft green carpet of assorted grasses supplemented by clumps of fern and mossy mounds covering old tree stumps. Fallen pine needles provide sustenance for a variety of fungi, including the scarce wax cap, well known for its preference for clean air and its bright colours.

From the woodland edge, panoramic views of the Tweed Valley open up a true delight. South facing, the wood catches the sun for most of the day and as evening falls some spectacular sunsets can be seen.

Here is an opportunity to own a part of Scottish nature at its best. Wildlife abounds, with deer, badger, hedgehog and even the elusive red squirrel finding a home amongst the trees. Overhead buzzards wheel whilst smaller bird species inhabit the canopy. Stone tracks lead through to the heart of the wood giving good internal access to the open areas an provide useful level areas throughout.

Access: From the A72 is along a private stone track which climbs up the hillside to an entrance gate. From here the track continues along the hilltop to a ride stop at the Caerlee Wood entrance. The track continues throughout the wood and although greened over has a good hard base.

Sporting rights; are owned and included with the land.

Surrounding area: The Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders is known the world over for the dramatic beauty of its landscape. The woodland is set in the upper parts of what was the old Glenormiston Estate, in previous generations variously known as Wormiston, Ormiston, Ormistoun and Ormieston as new owners took over the lands. The mansion, Glenormiston House, was demolished in 1956 but a more modest farmhouse of that name still exists. The quality of the area is demonstrated by the numbers who come to enjoy activities on offer: walkers enjoy the Southern upland way just a mile or so to the south; anglers the River Tweed with its world-famous salmon fishing flowing in the valley bottom while mountain bikers come to two of the best biking centres in the UK, Innerleithen and Glentress. For a sense of history, a quick look at the OS map shows a wealth of ancient monuments, hill forts, settlements and cairns. For more recent history, Traquair claims to be Scotland's oldest inhabited house whilst Saint Ronan's well is a Victorian spa visited by many.

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.

Details

  • Price: £55,000 Freehold
  • Location: Glenormiston, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
  • Size: About 7¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 73
  • Grid ref: NT 323 375
  • Nearest post code: EH44 6RD

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are clearly indicated with red markings on freestanding posts and the dry stone dyke/wall.

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david-alty David and Sarah Alty
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Description

Caerlee Wood is a peaceful and attractive mixed conifer woodland overlooking the picturesque Tweed Valley. It is composed mainly of a mixture of maturing Scots pine, larch and Norway spruce. The trees are well spaced giving a delightful light and open feel, making traversing the wood a pleasant and easy experience.

The woodland floor is a soft green carpet of assorted grasses supplemented by clumps of fern and mossy mounds covering old tree stumps. Fallen pine needles provide sustenance for a variety of fungi, including the scarce wax cap, well known for its preference for clean air and its bright colours.

From the woodland edge, panoramic views of the Tweed Valley open up a true delight. South facing, the wood catches the sun for most of the day and as evening falls some spectacular sunsets can be seen.

Here is an opportunity to own a part of Scottish nature at its best. Wildlife abounds, with deer, badger, hedgehog and even the elusive red squirrel finding a home amongst the trees. Overhead buzzards wheel whilst smaller bird species inhabit the canopy. Stone tracks lead through to the heart of the wood giving good internal access to the open areas an provide useful level areas throughout.

Access: From the A72 is along a private stone track which climbs up the hillside to an entrance gate. From here the track continues along the hilltop to a ride stop at the Caerlee Wood entrance. The track continues throughout the wood and although greened over has a good hard base.

Sporting rights; are owned and included with the land.

Surrounding area: The Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders is known the world over for the dramatic beauty of its landscape. The woodland is set in the upper parts of what was the old Glenormiston Estate, in previous generations variously known as Wormiston, Ormiston, Ormistoun and Ormieston as new owners took over the lands. The mansion, Glenormiston House, was demolished in 1956 but a more modest farmhouse of that name still exists. The quality of the area is demonstrated by the numbers who come to enjoy activities on offer: walkers enjoy the Southern upland way just a mile or so to the south; anglers the River Tweed with its world-famous salmon fishing flowing in the valley bottom while mountain bikers come to two of the best biking centres in the UK, Innerleithen and Glentress. For a sense of history, a quick look at the OS map shows a wealth of ancient monuments, hill forts, settlements and cairns. For more recent history, Traquair claims to be Scotland's oldest inhabited house whilst Saint Ronan's well is a Victorian spa visited by many.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 73
Grid ref: NT 323 375
Nearest post code: EH44 6RD

Maps

Directions

Caerlee Wood is about about 30 mins south of Edinburgh just off the A72 by Innerleithen.

Click Here For Directions From Bing maps, enter your own postcode, (Caerlee Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the turning off the A72. It's easily printed.

Satnav/GPS; the postcode EH44 6RD is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

Satnav coordinates;

N 55° 37' 36", W 3° 04" 35".

Conventional directions:

  • From Innerleithen take the A72 towards Peebles. After about 1 mile pass Caerleebank livery on the right.
  • Pass a red warning sign; "Farm traffic" and take the farm track to the right immediately before a row of white cottages at 90° to the road.
  • Or from Peebles take the A72 towards Innerleithen for about 3½ miles passing the McDonalds Cardrona hotel on the right.
  • After a further 1½ miles pass the entrance to Glenormiston farm which has a white gatehouse with ornate wrought iron gates.
  • Pass a red warning sign; "Farm traffic" and take the farm track to the left immediately after a row of white cottages at 90° to the road.
  • Then follow the track up the hill turning right at the T junction. Continue through the trees, the track bends sharp left passing a gateway to a timber stable on the right. The road continues to rise passing through a stand of birch trees.
  • Please park in front of the small quarry on the right.
  • Continue on foot up the hill for about 700m to a sharp right hand turn.
  • Go up through the trees and you will find the main entrance directly ahead.
  • Proceed up the track and you will find the entrance to Caerlee Wood at the far end on the right, clearly marked with a wooden sign.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are clearly indicated with red markings on freestanding posts and the dry stone dyke/wall.

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