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Knockshoggle Wood - SOLD, South Ayrshire - About 9 ½ acres, £49,000

Knockshoggle Wood - SOLD

Knockshoggle Wood is part of the larger Daljarrock Forest in the Stinchar Valley, amidst hills, farmland and upland grazing. The wood, due to its generous size, has wonderfully diverse habitats, from bluebell covered glades to towering ancient beech trees and has numerous watercourses, one of which defines its NE boundary. Clearings exist within the mixed broad leaf and prolific conifer woodland; oak, birch, beech and ash are plentiful and firewood supplies abound.

Entering Knockshoggle Wood at its ride stop, the visitor will be drawn along the firm and flat track, to the dominant line of beech trees that will help keep the visitor orientated to the middle of the wood. The line of beech flank a rising gradient in the land, which may have been a byeway climbing the hill from the valley dwellings, established over centuries of use, now fading gracefully into the past. Indeed, Knockshoggle derives its name from a small, listed, farmstead not far away on the southern bank of the River Ayr, that was abandoned in the 19th century. Keeping watch over Knockshoggle, buzzards may be seen riding the thermals above the hills, though perhaps more noticeable to the observer is the chorus of birdsong from finches, blackbirds, blue tits and the rare cuckoo. Moving beyond this prominent stand of trees, the regenerating birch creates a rosy haze and wild honeysuckle is easily spotted twining into the supporting branches of juvenile trees, with its distinctive perfume lingering on the air. Pushing on toward the far end of the wood, the more established larch and varied conifers make their presence felt, as they thrive in the conditions; the efforts of the woodland manager would be well rewarded with another source of firewood. Throughout the wood the visitor may be lucky enough to spot the iconic red squirrel and eventually after crossing prolific swathes of bluebells, the prominent burn will be discovered that tumbles down to the River Stinchar below. Deep in its folds will be found cool patches with ferns and wild flowers.

Above the upper boundaries of the larger forest, to the west and beyond, open rough pasture leads a walker up to Aldons Hill; from here there is a good view down over the greater Daljarrock Forest and across the valley.

The level surfaced track area could provide space for a forestry shelter, shed or store and even occasional camping. Also here is a bench with views over the valley, where a moment or two should be taken to contemplate the beauty of the land. All of this sits on a south easterly, sun-catching spot. Many nearby walks and the unspoilt environment make the area perfect for nature and for outdoor enthusiasts.

Access: External access is via a hard surfaced, private track leading off the A714, over which there is a shared all-purpose vehicular right of access, shown green on the maps. The wood benefits from a private, surfaced access track to the turning and wood stacking area. Internal access is provided by a new stone track leading into the wood with ways leading to the heart of the woodland.

Nearby are the villages of Pinwherry and Barrhill with local services and Public House. Within the grounds of Pinwherry House stand the ruins of Pinwherry Castle dating back to around the end of 16th century. A walk up Knockdolian Hill provides panoramic land and sea views and the new long-distance walking route - The Carrick Way - is scheduled to open very shortly. The huge Galloway and Carrick Forests can be found further to the east and an early spring wildlife festival takes place in neighbouring Dumfries & Galloway every year. The coastal town of Girvan and shingle beaches at Woodland and Ballantrae Bay, are within 10 miles to the West. Ayr, Stranraer and Newton Stewart are within 30 miles, and the quiet Girvan-Stranraer Railway runs along the very bottom of the Daljarrock Forest.

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: Near Pinwherry, Girvan, South Ayrshire
  • Size: About 9 ½ acres for sale


The boundaries are indicated by orange marked posts aound its perimeter.

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OS Landranger: OS No 76
Grid ref: NX 201 898
Nearest post code: KA26 0TB



Knockshoggle Wood is located 8 miles south of Girvan between the hamlet of Pinmore and village of Pinwherry off the A714.

Satnav/GPS; the postcode KA26 0TB is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

• Travelling south from Girvan on the A714 pass the junction for the B734 (signposted Barr) on your left.

•Continue for about 200m, turn up the private track immediately by the church, or Travelling north from Barrhill on the A714 pass the junction for the B734 on your left and cross the river.

•Continue for about 1 mile passing a "Woodlands for sale" sign on the left. Continue under the railway bridge for a further 100m.

•Immediately after the house on the left is a track on the left taking you between the house and the church.

• Then passing under the railway viaduct for about 140m you will find the "Woodlands For Sale" sign and entrance/parking on the right hand side.

•Please park here away from the gate and follow the access track up for about 250m. Knockshoggle Wood is on the Right.

•Satnav coordinates; N 55 : 09 : 38 W 4 : 49 : 44 ( 55.160618 ) ( -4.828851 )


The boundaries are indicated by orange marked posts aound its perimeter.

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