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Tenter Wood, East Lothian - Over 4 ¼ acres, £49,000

Tenter Wood
Tenter Wood
East Lothian

Open and airy mixed conifer woodland, with diverse native regeneration and within easy reach of Edinburgh.

Formerly a plantation coupe within the much larger and long-established Bolton Muir Wood, Tenter Wood is mainly stocked with well-spaced Spruce and soaring Scots pine. Well thinned, the wood is open and light giving a pleasant feel of airy openess. Natural regeneration is well underway with early succession species such as birch, foxglove and gorse in proliferation with occasional hemlock and holly adding to the mix. Several mid-aged oaks remain, a hark back to the woodlands past.

Two open rides transect the wood making for easy access throughout. A varied selection of mosses and grasses give a verdant carpet to the forest floor. Wildflowers specific to woodland populate the verges and fringes, coming and going as the seasons pass. A number of drainage channels retain enough water to support damp loving plants and give a welcome home to native amphibians.

The low density of trees makes for easy wildlife spotting. Resident roe deer pass through the wood on a regular basis. Their white-tailed rump often glimpsed as they start away from human presence. Brock the badger shares his larger cousin’s trails through the wood, regular as clockwork on his night-time forays in search of sustenance. The usual tits and finches flit beneath the canopy whilst robins and the almost mouse-like wren seek perches on fallen boughs.

Tenter Wood is an ideal place to get involved in a woodland of your very own. Whether your interest is in conservation, nature watching or maybe a sustainable source of firewood this is an ideal location. An overnight camping stopover would be an excellent opportunity to spend time under the stars, immersing yourself in nature and observing the nocturnal life of the wood.

The picturesque village of Gifford is nearby and sits astride the Gifford Water. It dates from the 17th century and was built to replace the village of Bothans, which housed agricultural workers from the estate. This was demolished to make way for a walled park around Yester House. Despite its agricultural tradition, the village housed industry as well. A thriving linen industry harnessed the energy from the river to manufacture fine textiles. Once processed the cloth was stretched out to dry on tenterhooks, a long redundant tool from which the wood takes its name. The sight of meters and meters of cloth adorning the local field must have been quite something to behold.

Beyond the village are the Lammamuir hills which overlook the landscape below. Home to numerous excellent walking and cycle tracks they are well worth a visit. 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.

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

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

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

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.

Details

  • Price: £49,000 Freehold
  • Location: Bolton Muir, Gifford, East Lothian
  • Size: Over 4 ¼ acres for sale
  • OS Landranger: OS No 66
  • Grid ref: NT 506 678
  • Nearest post code: EH41 4JT

Boundaries:

The boundaries are marked by turquoise painted fence post tops.

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Local manager

david-alty David Alty
07795 104 594
davidandsarah@woodlands.co.uk

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Description

Formerly a plantation coupe within the much larger and long-established Bolton Muir Wood, Tenter Wood is mainly stocked with well-spaced Spruce and soaring Scots pine. Well thinned, the wood is open and light giving a pleasant feel of airy openess. Natural regeneration is well underway with early succession species such as birch, foxglove and gorse in proliferation with occasional hemlock and holly adding to the mix. Several mid-aged oaks remain, a hark back to the woodlands past.

Two open rides transect the wood making for easy access throughout. A varied selection of mosses and grasses give a verdant carpet to the forest floor. Wildflowers specific to woodland populate the verges and fringes, coming and going as the seasons pass. A number of drainage channels retain enough water to support damp loving plants and give a welcome home to native amphibians.

The low density of trees makes for easy wildlife spotting. Resident roe deer pass through the wood on a regular basis. Their white-tailed rump often glimpsed as they start away from human presence. Brock the badger shares his larger cousin’s trails through the wood, regular as clockwork on his night-time forays in search of sustenance. The usual tits and finches flit beneath the canopy whilst robins and the almost mouse-like wren seek perches on fallen boughs.

Tenter Wood is an ideal place to get involved in a woodland of your very own. Whether your interest is in conservation, nature watching or maybe a sustainable source of firewood this is an ideal location. An overnight camping stopover would be an excellent opportunity to spend time under the stars, immersing yourself in nature and observing the nocturnal life of the wood.

The picturesque village of Gifford is nearby and sits astride the Gifford Water. It dates from the 17th century and was built to replace the village of Bothans, which housed agricultural workers from the estate. This was demolished to make way for a walled park around Yester House. Despite its agricultural tradition, the village housed industry as well. A thriving linen industry harnessed the energy from the river to manufacture fine textiles. Once processed the cloth was stretched out to dry on tenterhooks, a long redundant tool from which the wood takes its name. The sight of meters and meters of cloth adorning the local field must have been quite something to behold.

Beyond the village are the Lammamuir hills which overlook the landscape below. Home to numerous excellent walking and cycle tracks they are well worth a visit. 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.

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

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

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

How to find this woodland

You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop.

Do remember to also check that it is still available for sale. If you have seen the woodland and wish to be accompanied on a second more detailed visit please contact our local manager.

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Location

OS Landranger: OS No 66
Grid ref: NT 506 678
Nearest post code: EH41 4JT

Maps

Directions

  • Tenter 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 (Tenter Wood entrance coordinates are already entered) and click on the blue "Go" box.

For Satnav; the postcode EH41 6JT is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map and coordinates are:N55:54:17 and W2:47:09

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.
  • Continue along the wood to the main double gated entrance on the right.
  • Park safely in the entrance way and continue on foot through the side gate.
  • At the first junction keep straight on and continue for about 500m, the entrance to the wood is via a well marked ridestop 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.
  • Park safely in the entrance way and continue on foot through the side gate.
  • At the first junction keep straight on and continue for about 500m, the entrance to the wood is via a well marked ridestop on the left.

Boundaries:

The boundaries are marked by turquoise painted fence post tops.

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