Kebbaty Wood, Midmar, near Torphins, Aberdeenshire. 4.63 acres of young established mixed hardwoods for £18,500 (freehold) [#A934]
Plantation hardwoods on gently sloping ground with good access and stream frontage.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 38.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point (A): NJ 665 069.
- Centre of wood: NJ 663 073
Nearest postcode: AB51 7NN.
Kebbaty Wood occupies the north fringe of a larger broadleaved wood in a private location midway between two of Scotland’s most famous salmon rivers: the Dee and the Don. It lies on gentle north-facing slopes with views over to the Pitfichie Hills. Aberdeen is 40 minutes to the east and Cairngorms National Park a similar distance to the southwest. Banchory and other Royal Deeside villages are about 20 minutes to the south. The immediate vicinity is a largely undiscovered haven.
The wood, comprised of native broadleaf species, was planted on former grazing land in 2006. For the most part the young crop was protected by a deer fence, apart from the northern fringe towards the stream where the trees were tubed. All the trees are now well established and growing well above a grass sward which affords easy access to most areas.
The mixture is dominated by oak, birch and ash, with increasing amounts of birch and alder on lower level ground as you approach the stream. Minor species include hazel and the occasional rowan. The streamside itself is a mosaic of planted trees and open grassland.
Rather than needing protection from the deer, the growing stems now afford shelter to the roe deer that frequent the wood. The evolving woodland habitat is also increasingly attracting a range of woodland songsters and we also noted a diverse range of other birds including woodcock, pheasant, herons and geese.
Kebbaty is well-served by a new stone track providing 2WD access to a private parking area at the southwest corner of the property. As the wood approaches production phase this will also serve for the extraction of forest produce.
In the meantime the new owner can enjoy steering the development of this young and secluded property which offers an attractive and affordable route into woodland ownership.
If It Were Mine
The growing trees no longer need the protective tubes, so an early job would be their removal. The deer fence towards the north boundary is also redundant so I’d dismantle it to give unobstructed access to the stream. More ambitiously I might also consider digging a pond on the streamside flats.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Aberdeen head west on the A944, then fork left onto the B9119 just before Westhill.
- Follow this road for 6½ miles to Echt.
- Continue west on the B9119 for a further 4.9 miles and then after crossing a stone bridge on a right hand bend, fork right onto a minor county road signed for Comers.
- Follow this road through some S bends for 2/3 mile until you come to a right-angled bend in the road, with a hard track straight ahead of you (point A on the plan).
- Please park here keeping clear of all tracks and gateways.
- Walk down the hard track ahead of you for 200 metres and then turn down the stone track to your right (B) shortly after the house.
- Walk downhill about 140 metres to the end of this track (C).
- Kebbaty Wood is ahead of you.
- The west boundary (CD) is a remnant stone wall with old fencing above.
- The north boundary (DE) is the burn (stream).
- The east boundary (EF) is the remnant stone wall beneath the powerline.
- The southeast boundary (CF) is for the most part the southeast side of the woodland ride, indicated by white-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes to the property over the track ABC.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within this wood.
As is usual in Scotland, all boundary fencing is mutually shared with adjacent proprietors.
Some native trees were planted in 2006 under SFGS contract 031900646. The trees are now well established and all grants have been paid, but an incoming owner will be required to sign a Successor’s Form undertaking to maintain the small planted areas as woodland. For more information please contact Woods4sale.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
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Maps & Plans
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