Winniequick Wood, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway. A stand-alone wood of broadleaves, young conifers and open ground in a delightful rural location. 4.89 acres freehold for £36,000 [#A1414]
An open level area with a superb outlook, a bank of mature hardwoods and a rich ground flora with direct frontage to a public road.
Dumfries and Galloway
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 84
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Access point: NX 714 620
- Centre of wood: NX 715 621
Nearest postcode: DG7 2PD
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.
Winniequick Wood lies in open countryside three miles to the west of Castle Douglas (Scotland’s renowned food town). The A75 Carlisle to Stranraer trunk route is four miles by road. This connects with the M6 both at Gretna Green and (via the A701) at Moffat. Both are about an hour by car.
Winniequick is essentially a wood of two parts with a bank of mature broadleaves rising up to a more level area which is partially stocked with young conifers. The wood sits amidst unspoilt farmland at the transition between lowland and upland, with pastoral views south over the Dee valley and a more rugged outlook to the northwest.
The upper level area was carved off from an adjacent field a few years ago and planted with Norway spruce. Some of these trees failed leaving a mosaic of grassland and young conifers, from where there are wide views to the Galloway hills.
The lower wood is a bank of mature broadleaves running down to the minor road below. The main species here are beech, oak, ash and sycamore, supplemented by a few elm and scattered woody shrubs including laurel and hawthorn. Beneath are soft grasses, scattered ferns and swathes of bluebells.
When we visited on an early summer’s evening we saw plenty of wildlife from roe deer to red kites. There’s plenty of evidence of other occupants too with a cacophony of songbirds in the canopy above and badger scrapes on the woodland floor below.
The wood fronts directly onto the minor county road on the lower southeast side.
Take an early look at this wood if the diverse mix of species, ages, terrain and tranquillity appeals. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
If It Were Mine
I’d maintain a small area of the top meadow for camping and BBQs, sited to take advantage of the views. A light scattering of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs here would also provide enhanced nesting and feeding for the birds.
Aside from collecting fallen deadwood I might fell the occasional larger stem. This would not only feed my log store but would also provide new planting sites to sustain the woodland into the future.
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 Castle Douglas head northwest on the A713.
- After passing under the A75, continue for 1.5 miles to Townhead of Greenlaw.
- Turn left onto the B795 signed for Laurieston.
- After 2/3 mile, turn first left (just after crossing the River Dee) onto a minor unsigned road.
- Continue for 1.8 miles, then turn right onto a minor road (identified by a small black and white sign ‘Barnboard Farm, Balmachie’).
- Winniequick Wood is on your right after ¼ mile (opposite a farm driveway).
- Please park safely nearby and clear of all farm gateways.
- The southeast boundary (AB) is the roadside verge.
- All other boundaries (BCDA) are field edge fences.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
Access is taken directly off the adjacent public road.
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 (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
Please click on the button below for more information.
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.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.