Waulkmill Wood, Sorbie, near Wigtown, Wigtownshire. An attractive stand-alone wood of maturing conifers in undulating countryside in Dumfries and Galloway. 5.56 acres freehold for £38,000 [#A1146]
Mixed conifers and fringing hardwoods with good access and high amenity close to the Solway Coast.
Dumfries and Galloway
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 83
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance: NX 436 482
- Centre of wood: NX 437 481
Nearest postcode: DG8 8AH
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Waulkmill Wood lies within a perimeter stone wall on smooth level ground amidst the attractive undulating scenery of south Wigtownshire, near Wigtown Bay on the Solway Coast. The wider landscape is one of grazing fields punctuated by woods, copses and stone walls. The wood fronts a public road which connects with the main A75 trunk route at Newton Stewart 11 miles to the north. Wigtown, Scotland’s book town, is a five-minute drive away and the attractive Machars coast is close at hand.
The majority of the site is conifer, with mid-rotation Sitka spruce being the main species, consolidated by pockets of larch and a scattering of Norway spruce. The field edges are dominated by a range of mature broadleaves including ash, birch and sycamore.
Access is excellent with rights for all purposes over the hard track on the south boundary which links with the A714 on the west side of the wood. Waulkmill Wood also benefits from the shared use of a timber-stacking area about 100 metres south of the wood on the west side of the road. Timber harvesting and extraction will not be a problem here.
Being contained wholly within its own perimeter wall, Waulkmill has a strong sense of place and identity. With its wide range of attributes this pretty little wood will appeal to a broad audience.
If It Were Mine
Thinning would benefit the retained stems. Being of an ecological inclination I’d tend to favour the hardwoods to diversify the habitat in time. Either way I can think of few nicer places to spend a day with a chainsaw! The woodland songsters would no doubt appreciate a few nesting boxes.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
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 Newton Stewart head south on the A714.
- Bypass Wigtown and then pass through the small village of Bladnoch, crossing the river of the same name.
- Continue south for 2 miles to Kirkinner and then on for a further 2.3 miles until you see conifers to either side of the road. Waulkmill is the wood on your left.
- You can park in an area of hardstanding 100 metres beyond the wood on the right (west) side of the road.
The entire boundary is defined by a stone wall (somewhat tumbled by the road, but generally in fair condition elsewhere).
The sporting rights are in hand and not let.
Rights Of Way
There is a right of access for all purposes at all times over the tracks AB and EF, with maintenance according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, field boundary maintenance is believed to be shared equally with neighbours.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market:
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.