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Eenie Wood, West Lothian - Nearly 5 ¾ acres, £39,000

Eenie Wood

Bounded by farm land to the north and further woodland to the south, Eenie wood is a young and thriving deciduous wood at the very start of its life. Previously farm pasture, the land has been sensitively planted with an interesting mixture of native broad leaves. A band of mature beech march majestically along the bank that marks the course of Longhill burn; a free-flowing watercourse marking the northern boundary. A smaller line of aged hawthorn marks the presence of an ancient field boundary to the north east.

To the west of the wood is the main block of planting, with an attractive mix of birch, alder and ash supplemented by an occasional oak. The inclusion of understory trees such as rowan and hawthorn will give balance throughout the wood as the trees mature. Although young, the trees have established well, this will further improve as leaf litter builds and woodland plants replace the pasture grasses. As this is a slow process the introduction of carefully selected species would be a positive management step.

A resident heron can frequently be seen trying his luck in the pond that is a major feature in the wood. Despite the heron's attentions, frogs and newts proliferate in and around this diverse wetland habitat. Perhaps fish have moved in; it is supposed that fish eggs can be transported on the legs and feathers of water fowl. The presence of a body of water such as this pond is a major draw to all forms of wildlife and is a very valuable asset to the wood.

The woodland as a whole is home to a number of roe deer, of which a few are frequently seen bounding through the trees. Smaller mammals including stoats and weasels, although hard to spot, hunt through the grasses beneath the trees.

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 Five Sisters.

Eenie Wood, which takes its name from coal displaying an eye like intrusion caused by its proximity to the surrounding rock, is an exciting opportunity to acquire woodland in an early stage of development. Careful management and gentle intervention and guidance will ensure growth into maturity and diversity. Due to its position close to the major conurbations in the central belt, it would make an excellent bolt hole for those wishing to take a break from city life

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: £39,000 Freehold
  • Location: West Mains Crofts, West Calder, West Lothian
  • Size: Nearly 5 ¾ acres for sale

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david-alty David Alty
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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 65
Grid ref: NS 997 607
Nearest post code: EH55 8NR

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