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Herriot Wood - SOLD, Scottish Borders - Over 13 acres, £49,000

Herriot Wood - SOLD

Description: Herriot Wood is a very private and peaceful woodland tucked away in a rural corner. Planted mainly with spruce trees in 1990, these are now firmly established and growing well on the upper slopes. Lower down, a large belt of native broadleaves includes oak, sycamore and ash and below this is a flat and long wetland heath: the bonny Lauder Burn meanders through the middle. These merging wet and dry heathland habitats attract heron, snipe and other wildfowl, and occasional curlew, dippers, meadow pippits and wagtails as well as hosting many common invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles.

The conifer and broadleaf areas provide a sheltered habitat for a surprisingly rich variety of woodland birds including woodpigeon, woodcock, tree pipits, robins and different finches. Glades and clearings within the heart of the wood find deer browsing, and open rides along the perimeter are covered in heather, ferns and wild flowers.

Internal parking is provided by a private stone track (shown by a grey track on the detailed map) leading off the shared access track down to a secluded family parking/camping area. A choice of internal access paths, as shown on the detailed map, lead down to the burn and heathland: either via a gradually descending brashed rough path exploring the middle of the wood or via the more direct and steeper perimeter rides and paths. Fine valley views to the northwest can be enjoyed from a tranquil rustic bench situated in the northeast of the wood along the winding brashed path.

Access: Herriot Wood has a full right of access over two alternative routes as shown in green on the location and detailed maps. One route is from the southeast, along a shared mainly 4WD track adjacent to the northern boundary of neighbouring woodland. It starts at a shared single gate along the minor public road. There is a 10m wide strip at the start of this shared access track for parking, timber extraction and stacking purposes. The second route is from the south via a good shared and mainly stone track which starts at the double gates and bell mouth along the minor public road. A 20m wide strip at the start of this shared access track is convenient for parking, timber extraction and stacking purposes.

Mineral Rights: These are owned and included with the land except where reserved by statute.

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

Surrounding Area: Herriot Wood lies in the Lauder Burn glen and attractive rural surroundings between the Leader and Gala river valleys, both tributaries to the River Tweed. The scenic Lammermuir Hills and Tweed Valley lie further to the east and west respectively. The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Lauder is a thriving town with historical siginifcance lying on one of the main north-south routes used since Roman times. Thirlestane Castle, dating back to the 16th century, is a popular visitor attraction on the outskirts of Lauder. The coast-to-coast "Southern Upland Way" walking route passes close by roughly ½ miles to the north of Herriot Wood. Edinburgh, Galashiels, Melrose, Selkirk and Coldstream are all within 30 mins drive.

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: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Lauder, Scottish Borders
  • Size: Over 13 acres for sale


The boundaries are clearly indicated with red markings on posts, trees and stone dyke walls around the perimeter of the woodland.

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OS Landranger: OS No 73
Grid ref: NT 518 455
Nearest post code: TD2 6RS



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The boundaries are clearly indicated with red markings on posts, trees and stone dyke walls around the perimeter of the woodland.

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