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Upper Camster, Lybster, near Wick, Caithness. Gently undulating moorland protected by surrounding woods in the far northeast of Scotland. 14.83 acres for £11,000 (freehold) [#A1297]


Open moorland with young regenerating conifers plus stream and road frontage.




14.83 acres




£11,000 (freehold)


OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 11

Ordnance Survey Grid References:

- Entrance: ND 262 439

- Centre of wood: ND 260 438

Nearest postcode: KW3 6BD

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.


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Upper Camster is an area of former rough grazing in the Flow Country of northeast Caithness. Lybster is 5 miles to the southwest. Wick is about 9 miles to the northeast and John o’ Groats a mere 16 miles further.

Grazers have been excluded from the area from some years allowing the natural vegetation to reassert itself – purple moor grass, rush, sedges, lichen and sphagnum on the wetter peat areas and heather dominating on elevated ground. The absence of sheep has also enabled the adjacent trees to seed in and there is now quite a good showing of spruce and pine saplings, especially toward the southwestern fringes.

A small burn (stream) runs along the northeast boundary and the remains of a stone fank (sheepfold) are clearly visible nearby.

This attractive parcel is the residual part of a much larger forest estate. The vendors now wish to divest themselves of the remaining pockets of land they hold, and consequently Upper Camster is priced to sell.

Please note, we will only accept emails of intent to purchase with photographic evidence of viewing, in the form of a photo of you next to our Woodland for Sale sign.

If It Were Mine

I’d encourage the scattered conifer regeneration on site and perhaps consolidate this by planting some hardy broadleaves like rowan and birch for amenity and conservation. The raised knoll near the southeast corner would make an intriguing spot for summer camping.

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

  • Leave the A9 at Latheron turning right onto the A99 for Wick.
  • After about 3½ miles, bypass Lybster and then after a further mile turn left onto the unclassified single track road signed for Camster and Watten.
  • Drive north for 3.8 miles to enter an open area within a forestry plantation. A large Woods4Sale sign on your left confirms you have arrived with Upper Camster located on your left.
  • A gate and small pedestrian bridge (near B on the plan) give the easiest access to the property. Please ensure you close the gate on entry and exit.


  • The northeast boundary (AB) is the burn (stream).
  • The east boundary (BC) is the public road.
  • The south boundary (CD) is a stock fence. Red paint on a tall fence post marks the southeast corner (C on the plan).
  • The west boundary (AD) is the woodland edge.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are included. They are not let.

Rights Of Way

Access is taken directly from the adjacent public road.

Fencing Liabilities

Boundary fences in Scotland are usually mutually maintained with neighbours.

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

Please note, we will only accept emails of intent to purchase with photographic evidence of viewing, in the form of a photo of you next to our Woodland for Sale sign.

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Maps & Plans

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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.

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Woods4Sale Ltd
Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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