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Marmion Wood - SOLD, East Lothian - Over 5 ¼ acres, £62,000

Marmion Wood - SOLD
Marmion Wood - SOLD
East Lothian

A mature Scots pine woodland with lovely open views to the south, within a 40 minutes drive of Edinburgh.

Marmion Wood is centrally placed along the fringe of a larger historic woodland. Around two-thirds of the trees are fairly mature Scots pine and Douglas fir planted in the '30s and '40s. The remaining third, separated by a small gully are a mixture of Norway and Sitka spruce. Over time the wood has been thinned allowing in a number of birches and the occasional oak. Most unusual is the presence of a few very large Aspens, well known for producing shoots from their root system. This young vigorous growth takes the form of thickets along the watercourse.

The Bolton Muir as a whole has a resident population of Roe deer. these beautiful animals move through the wood on well-marked trails which are shared be foraging badger and the occasional fox. Setting up a trail camera is an excellent way to see these creatures in a naturally relaxed state. Check out the last couple of clips in the video of the wood below. The impressive height of the canopy is an excellent place for buzzards to nest, their offspring looking down from a lofty perch. The carpet of ferns and bracken give excellent cover to the elusive woodcock, normally only seen when it bursts from cover with a clap of wings.

The level upper section of the wood contrasts nicely with a steeper bank which flattens to a gentle slope towards the boundary watercourse. This has made up over time to give a fascinating wetland fringe to the wood with an array of flora appropriate to this environment. A small gulley crosses the land with temporal flows joining the boundary stream.

A viewing of the wood is definitely recommended; please allow yourself a generous amount of time to fully explore the wood throughout.

Trees

In the main a good mixture of Scots pine, Douglas fir, Norway and Sitka spruce. Also present are several large Aspen, a few oak trees and just for good measure a scattering of self-seeded birch.

Wildlife

Resident Roe deer, transient badgers and the occasional fox. A good selection of tits and finches,woodcock, woodpeckers and nesting buzzards.

Features

The wood contains two watercourses one of which is traversed by a rustic footbridge. This gives an interesting wetland habitat along the boundary. A ridge top bench is placed giving pleasant views from the wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access: is off the B6355 and then along the firm stone track which is accessible by most cars.

A hardstanding vehicle and timber stacking area is just behind the ride stop entrance. A cleared path leads via a small footbridge over the gulley up onto the ridge. Here a rustic bench has been created; an excellent spot to view the surrounding wood.

Rights and covenants

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

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.

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.

Activities

Quiet and peaceful Marmion Wood is an ideal place to spend chill out time away from a busy life.

An excellent opportunity to spend time with friends and family engaging in a conservation project, watching wildlife or harvesting a supply of timber for the stove.

Local area and history

The land slopes gently to the south and the Lammamuir hills with their excellent walking and cycle tracks are a tantalising glimpse upon the horizon. At various points throughout the wood, there is a pleasant aspect over the surrounding undulating farmland.

The nearby historic market town of Gifford is well served by cafes, accommodation and a small general grocery store. This is also the location of Yester Castle, once the home of the Norman, Hugo de Giffard who was granted the surrounding lands. Sir Walter Scot's hero Lord Marmion, in the book of the same name, stays at the hostelry in Gifford and engages in combat with a local elfin spirit.

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: £62,000 Freehold
  • Location: Bolton Muir, Gifford, East Lothian
  • Size: Over 5 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 66
  • Grid ref: NT 503 679
  • Nearest post code: EH41 4JS

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are marked by turquoise painted top fence posts.

Along the watercourse by turquoise painted marks on trees, the wall and the historic fence.

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Local manager

david-alty David and Sarah Alty
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davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Marmion Wood is centrally placed along the fringe of a larger historic woodland. Around two-thirds of the trees are fairly mature Scots pine and Douglas fir planted in the '30s and '40s. The remaining third, separated by a small gully are a mixture of Norway and Sitka spruce. Over time the wood has been thinned allowing in a number of birches and the occasional oak. Most unusual is the presence of a few very large Aspens, well known for producing shoots from their root system. This young vigorous growth takes the form of thickets along the watercourse.

The Bolton Muir as a whole has a resident population of Roe deer. these beautiful animals move through the wood on well-marked trails which are shared be foraging badger and the occasional fox. Setting up a trail camera is an excellent way to see these creatures in a naturally relaxed state. Check out the last couple of clips in the video of the wood below. The impressive height of the canopy is an excellent place for buzzards to nest, their offspring looking down from a lofty perch. The carpet of ferns and bracken give excellent cover to the elusive woodcock, normally only seen when it bursts from cover with a clap of wings.

The level upper section of the wood contrasts nicely with a steeper bank which flattens to a gentle slope towards the boundary watercourse. This has made up over time to give a fascinating wetland fringe to the wood with an array of flora appropriate to this environment. A small gulley crosses the land with temporal flows joining the boundary stream.

A viewing of the wood is definitely recommended; please allow yourself a generous amount of time to fully explore the wood throughout.

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.

Trees

In the main a good mixture of Scots pine, Douglas fir, Norway and Sitka spruce. Also present are several large Aspen, a few oak trees and just for good measure a scattering of self-seeded birch.

Wildlife

Resident Roe deer, transient badgers and the occasional fox. A good selection of tits and finches,woodcock, woodpeckers and nesting buzzards.

Features

The wood contains two watercourses one of which is traversed by a rustic footbridge. This gives an interesting wetland habitat along the boundary. A ridge top bench is placed giving pleasant views from the wood.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access: is off the B6355 and then along the firm stone track which is accessible by most cars.

A hardstanding vehicle and timber stacking area is just behind the ride stop entrance. A cleared path leads via a small footbridge over the gulley up onto the ridge. Here a rustic bench has been created; an excellent spot to view the surrounding wood.

Rights and covenants

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

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.

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.

Activities

Quiet and peaceful Marmion Wood is an ideal place to spend chill out time away from a busy life.

An excellent opportunity to spend time with friends and family engaging in a conservation project, watching wildlife or harvesting a supply of timber for the stove.

Local area and history

The land slopes gently to the south and the Lammamuir hills with their excellent walking and cycle tracks are a tantalising glimpse upon the horizon. At various points throughout the wood, there is a pleasant aspect over the surrounding undulating farmland.

The nearby historic market town of Gifford is well served by cafes, accommodation and a small general grocery store. This is also the location of Yester Castle, once the home of the Norman, Hugo de Giffard who was granted the surrounding lands. Sir Walter Scot's hero Lord Marmion, in the book of the same name, stays at the hostelry in Gifford and engages in combat with a local elfin spirit.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 66
Grid ref: NT 503 679
Nearest post code: EH41 4JS

Maps

Directions

  • Marmion Wood is about 25 miles east of Edinburgh and about 35 miles west of Berwick on Tweed.

For Directions From Bing Maps CLICK HERE enter your own postcode (Marmion Wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode EH41 6JS is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.

Or use our directions:

From Edinburgh and the west;

  • From the city bypass (A720) take the A68 towards Jedburgh.
  • Pass Dalkeith and turn left at the war memorial taking the A6093 towards Haddington.
  • Go through the village of Pencaitland and turn right at the crossroads signposted Gifford B6355
  • Continue through East Saltoun for about 1.7 miles, Bolton Muir Woods will appear on the right.
  • At the crossroads tun right onto the B6368 towards Petersmuir + Humbie.
  • Continue along the wood to the main double gated entrance on the left.
  • Park safely in the entrance way and continue on foot through the side gate.
  • Marmion wood entrance is clearly marked on the right.

From Berwick on Tweed and the east;

  • From the A1 take the A6105 signposted Duns and Chirnside.
  • Pass through Chirnside and fork right onto the B6355 towards Cranshaws.
  • Pass Whiteadder resevoir, through Gifford and continue on the B6355 towards Pencaitland.
  • After about 2 miles the main entrance to Bolton Muir Woods will appear on the left.
  • Continue along the wood to the crossroads, turn left on to the B6355 towards Petersmuir + Humbie.
  • Continue along the wood to the main double gated entrance on the left.
  • Park safely in the entrance way and continue on foot through the side gate.
  • Marmion wood entrance is clearly marked on the right.

Boundaries:

The boundaries of the wood are marked by turquoise painted top fence posts.

Along the watercourse by turquoise painted marks on trees, the wall and the historic fence.

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