Tulloch Reach, River Spean, near Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire. 20.6 acres of woods and open ground with 1.4 miles of river frontage, freehold for £42,000 [#A1316]
Ownership to midstream with a varied river frontage including woodland, open terraces and ravines amidst stunning and wild Highland scenery.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 41
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Entrance (Fersit Road Bridge): NN 341 805
- Centre: NN 347 801
Nearest postcode: PH31 4AR
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.
This stretch of the river is about 5 miles east of Roy Bridge. Fort William is a 25 minute drive to the southwest and Newtonmore about 30 miles to the east. The River Spean is surrounded by the Lochaber mountains including a multitude of Munros (3,000+ feet) with the looming presence of Creag Meaghaidh to the northeast and the peaks of Stob Coire Easain and Chno Dearg to the south.
The surrounding glen is fairly wide and open at this point enabling wide views to the surrounding hills from much of the property. The river itself is for the most part of gentle incline with short rapids, runs of water washing over boulders and occasional pools with accessible banks, all of which funnel dramatically into a narrow gorge at the west end of the property.
The property occupies the north bank of the river and is mostly wooded. Montane birch is abundant, along with lesser elements of alder, rowan and willow plus the occasional larch. Grazing by passing deer has kept the wooded areas reasonably open and it is possible to follow a rough path along much of the riverside. Near the centre of the sale area the property broadens to a sizeable area of open ground with grass and gorse backing onto shingle banks. This area is fringed on its west side by a more significant stand of birch.
Due to downstream topography, this section of the River Spean is not a salmon river (though reportedly young fish are occasionally seen). Water-flow can vary widely, dependant both on rainfall and release from the hydro dam 2 miles upstream.
Opportunities to acquire significant stretches of river bank such as this are rare. Spean is wild, remote and takes a bit of effort to access…but the rewards are self-evident.
If It Were Mine
Recreation is writ large here. Casting a line, wild camping and an evening fire by the riverside all beckon. I’d be tempted to diversify the broadleaf element with some more oak in places…and perhaps add a few scattered conifer for winter colour. A wet weather store and shed would be useful (subject to consent). Bird-watching. Hill walking. Kayaking when the water’s up. Swimming in tranquil pools when the water’s down. Imagination is your only limit here.
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 the west:
- From Roy Bridge head east on the A86.
- After 4.5 miles turn right onto the single track road signed for Fersit.
- Continue for 1/3 mile to the railway bridge and then continue for a further 0.1 mile to the second bridge which crosses the river.
- There is parking on the left just before the river bridge. You are now at the west end of the property (A on the plan).
- Walk east upstream (to the left of the road with the ravine on your right) to view the rest of the property.
From the east:
- Driving towards Roy Bridge on the A86, turn left for Fersit exactly 2 miles after the conspicuous dam at the west end of Loch Spean. Then follow as from the west above.
NOTE. Please keep back from steep drops into the ravine at the woodland entrance and take note of weather conditions when viewing. This is a remote location.
- The north boundary is for the most part defined by a deer fence.
- The south boundary is the midline (or thereabouts) of the River Spean.
- The west boundary is at the bridge on the road to Fersit (A on the plan).
- The east boundary (B) is defined by a railway bridge about 1.4 miles upstream of the west boundary).
The sporting and fishing rights are included. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken from the public road at the west end of the property (A on the plan).
The boundary fences are mutually maintained with neighbours.
The entire sale area is located within the ‘Parallel Roads of Lochaber’ SSSI, which is so designated because of its Quartenary and fluvial geomorphology features. You can view the citation via the following link.
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 (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- 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.