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Kirk Wood - SOLD, Scottish Borders - About 5½ acres, £45,000

Kirk Wood - SOLD
Kirk Wood - SOLD
Scottish Borders

Magnificent views of the Tweed Valley from this mixed larch and Scots pine woodland.

Kirk Wood nestles beneath the imposing extinct volcano that is Lee Pen. An open grassy wood with larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce in equal proportion.

Walking through the wood from glade to glade is a genuine breath of fresh air, shared by pollution-sensitive bearded lichens and brightly coloured wax caps. These are the rare, beautiful jewels of the fungi world, shining like rubies, emeralds and diamonds in late autumn grass.

The walled woodland perimeter gives pleasant views over Kirnie Law and Priesthope with their ancient settlements and dense plantations. Initially level, the land slopes to the south and west and a grassy track leads to a level area with a woodland bench: an ideal spot to while away the time in relaxation, observing the beautiful natural surroundings and the meandering river below.

Evidence abounds indicating the presence of deer and badger in the wood. Permanent and well trodden trails meander through the trees; a sure indication of nocturnal foraging thoroughfares.

An ideal wood to invest into our woodland heritage with opportunities for camping, wood crafts and other outdoor activities.

Access: Is along the stone track which leads from the main entrance to a ride stop at the woodland entrance. This track continues through the wood, which, although greened over, has a good hard base.

Sporting rights; are owned included in the sale.

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 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: £45,000 Freehold
  • Location: Glenormiston, by Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
  • Size: About 5½ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 73
  • Grid ref: NT 324 375
  • Nearest post code: EH44 6RD

Boundaries:

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

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Description

Kirk Wood nestles beneath the imposing extinct volcano that is Lee Pen. An open grassy wood with larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce in equal proportion.

Walking through the wood from glade to glade is a genuine breath of fresh air, shared by pollution-sensitive bearded lichens and brightly coloured wax caps. These are the rare, beautiful jewels of the fungi world, shining like rubies, emeralds and diamonds in late autumn grass.

The walled woodland perimeter gives pleasant views over Kirnie Law and Priesthope with their ancient settlements and dense plantations. Initially level, the land slopes to the south and west and a grassy track leads to a level area with a woodland bench: an ideal spot to while away the time in relaxation, observing the beautiful natural surroundings and the meandering river below.

Evidence abounds indicating the presence of deer and badger in the wood. Permanent and well trodden trails meander through the trees; a sure indication of nocturnal foraging thoroughfares.

An ideal wood to invest into our woodland heritage with opportunities for camping, wood crafts and other outdoor activities.

Access: Is along the stone track which leads from the main entrance to a ride stop at the woodland entrance. This track continues through the wood, which, although greened over, has a good hard base.

Sporting rights; are owned included in the sale.

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 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 324 375
Nearest post code: EH44 6RD

Maps

Directions

Kirk Wood is about about 30 minutes south of Edinburgh just off the A72 by Innerleithen.

Click here for Directions From Bing maps, enter your own postcode, (Kirk Wood coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box. This will take you to the parking area by a small quarry. 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' 35", W 3° 08" 86".

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Kirk Wood at the far end, clearly marked with a wooden sign.

Boundaries:

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

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