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Menotti Wood - SOLD, East Lothian - Just over 5 acres, £59,000

Menotti Wood - SOLD
Menotti Wood - SOLD
East Lothian

An interesting and diverse mixed woodland located in the heart of the larger Bolton Muir Wood in a quiet rural location and easily accessible from Edinburgh.

Menotti Wood, whilst originally a conifer plantation, now contains vigorous regeneration of native broadleaves. As the wood transects a number of the original planting coups, even the conifers are well mixed! A section of Scots pine gives way to a more populous area containing Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, and Douglas fir. To the north-west, a dense stand of replanting of the above species also contains a good amount of birch. Good indicators of the woods long history as woodland are a few scattered oaks and sycamore. Adding to this evidence is a profusion of wild woodland flowers that line the verges and are dotted throughout the open areas.

The most apparent wild residents of the wood are roe deer and badger. Largely foraging nocturnally or in the early hours their presence is evidenced by their well-marked highways through the undergrowth. Small poke holes in grassy clumps are no doubt the homes of voles and shrews. Setting a trail camera is an excellent method of looking in on their private lives. Have a look at the second video below for an example.

Level to the south, the terrain dips down to a central watercourse, consistent enough to support its own variety of damp loving species. This feature has been spanned by a small footbridge to facilitate access. Crossing the bridge the land rises again before gradually flattening before the postmarked internal boundary. A rustic bench has been well sited to give views across the heart of the wood.

A hard vehicle and timber stacking area lies behind a named ride-stop marking the entrance to the wood.

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

Trees

A good mix of mature conifers; Norway and Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and Scotland's national tree the Scots pine. Several mid-aged oak and sycamore with a healthy regeneration by birch, hawthorn, holly and rowan.

Wildlife

Plenty of evidence throughout the wood shows the presence of roe deer, badgers and foxes. Even a short visit will be rewarded by sightings of a wide variety of woodland bird life.

Features

A well-defined watercourse crosses the wood giving added interest and variety to a woodland with a variety of differing spaces; well-spaced Scots pine, regimented spruce and dense regeneration.

Access, tracks and footpaths

From the main highway access to the wood is over a good hard stone track suitable for most car types. A walk through the wood is a pleasant easy experience due to the well-spaced trees. A small footbridge facilitates passage to the north of the wood where a recently cut pathway enters the denser area.

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

Plenty of foraging opportunity with wild fruit such as strawberries and blackberries and an autumnal flush of fungi in the leaf litter. Get involved in conservation or rewilding and help to imrove species diversity.

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.

Quite simply a great place to just be, to absorb natures wonder and slough of life's cares.

Local area and history

Menotti wood forms part of the larger Bolton Muir woods which is surrounded by agricultural land with a network of minor roads servicing numerous villages and hamlets. To the south lie the Lammamuir hills which contain several excellent walking and cycling trails. The Pencaitland Railway Walk which starts in Gifford offers wonderful views of parts of East Lothian that are inaccessible by car. The trees and hedgerows along the route offer shelter to a great diversity of wildlife and many rare wildflowers are established along the embankments. The wood takes its name from Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), composer, and former owner of Yester House. Originally a castle the building was destroyed and rebuilt several times by warring factions as they vied for control of the area.

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: £59,000 Freehold
  • Location: Bolton Muir, Gifford, East Lothian
  • Size: Just over 5 acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 66
  • Grid ref: NT 505 679
  • Nearest post code: EH41 4JS

Boundaries:

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

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Local manager

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Description

Menotti Wood, whilst originally a conifer plantation, now contains vigorous regeneration of native broadleaves. As the wood transects a number of the original planting coups, even the conifers are well mixed! A section of Scots pine gives way to a more populous area containing Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, and Douglas fir. To the north-west, a dense stand of replanting of the above species also contains a good amount of birch. Good indicators of the woods long history as woodland are a few scattered oaks and sycamore. Adding to this evidence is a profusion of wild woodland flowers that line the verges and are dotted throughout the open areas.

The most apparent wild residents of the wood are roe deer and badger. Largely foraging nocturnally or in the early hours their presence is evidenced by their well-marked highways through the undergrowth. Small poke holes in grassy clumps are no doubt the homes of voles and shrews. Setting a trail camera is an excellent method of looking in on their private lives. Have a look at the second video below for an example.

Level to the south, the terrain dips down to a central watercourse, consistent enough to support its own variety of damp loving species. This feature has been spanned by a small footbridge to facilitate access. Crossing the bridge the land rises again before gradually flattening before the postmarked internal boundary. A rustic bench has been well sited to give views across the heart of the wood.

A hard vehicle and timber stacking area lies behind a named ride-stop marking the entrance to the wood.

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

A good mix of mature conifers; Norway and Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and Scotland's national tree the Scots pine. Several mid-aged oak and sycamore with a healthy regeneration by birch, hawthorn, holly and rowan.

Wildlife

Plenty of evidence throughout the wood shows the presence of roe deer, badgers and foxes. Even a short visit will be rewarded by sightings of a wide variety of woodland bird life.

Features

A well-defined watercourse crosses the wood giving added interest and variety to a woodland with a variety of differing spaces; well-spaced Scots pine, regimented spruce and dense regeneration.

Access, tracks and footpaths

From the main highway access to the wood is over a good hard stone track suitable for most car types. A walk through the wood is a pleasant easy experience due to the well-spaced trees. A small footbridge facilitates passage to the north of the wood where a recently cut pathway enters the denser area.

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

Plenty of foraging opportunity with wild fruit such as strawberries and blackberries and an autumnal flush of fungi in the leaf litter. Get involved in conservation or rewilding and help to imrove species diversity.

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.

Quite simply a great place to just be, to absorb natures wonder and slough of life's cares.

Local area and history

Menotti wood forms part of the larger Bolton Muir woods which is surrounded by agricultural land with a network of minor roads servicing numerous villages and hamlets. To the south lie the Lammamuir hills which contain several excellent walking and cycling trails. The Pencaitland Railway Walk which starts in Gifford offers wonderful views of parts of East Lothian that are inaccessible by car. The trees and hedgerows along the route offer shelter to a great diversity of wildlife and many rare wildflowers are established along the embankments. The wood takes its name from Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007), composer, and former owner of Yester House. Originally a castle the building was destroyed and rebuilt several times by warring factions as they vied for control of the area.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 66
Grid ref: NT 505 679
Nearest post code: EH41 4JS

Maps

Directions

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

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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.
  • Menotti Wood entrance is clearly marked on the left.

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.
  • Menotti Wood entrance is clearly marked on the left.

Boundaries:

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

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