Cumnock Wood, Neilston, East Renfrewshire. 5.07 acres of mixed woodland accessed by a good stone track for £26,000 (freehold) [#A1593]
A most attractive stand of scattered mature conifers above a variety of hardwoods with commanding views less than half an hour from Glasgow city centre.
G77 6PL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Woodland entrance: ///necks.crab.gown
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 64
- Access point: NS 495 566
- Centre of wood: NS 498 565
Cumnock Wood lies at the northeast corner of a larger gated wood situated approximately midway between Neilston and Newton Mearns, just west of Darnley Country Park. Junction 4 of the M77 is just 2 miles away giving easy access from Ayrshire, Glasgow and the Central Belt.
The upper part of the wood has moderate slopes with a north-easterly aspect which fan out to near-level ground lower down.
Mature Scots pine and larch of unusually good form with clean elegant stems are scattered across the wood. Beneath this is a range of hardwoods of differing ages. Clumps of thicket birch give way to open glades of grass and fern. There is a fine line of mature beech trees on the southwest boundary, whilst elsewhere you will see mature birch, younger beech, alder, willow, sycamore and rowan plus a handful of lime and elm mixed in with a variety of woody shrubs. Such a robust and vibrant mixture is to be welcomed in these uncertain times of pathogens and climate change.
Because of the diverse age range and variable spacing there are many glades from which to enjoy the rich canopy architecture within the wood, as well as longer views to the north over the lower Clyde Valley and to the southeast over Glanderston Loch. It really is most attractive!
Apart from an area of bracken in the west corner, the ground flora is dominated by soft grasses, ferns, pockets of bluebells and patches of blueberry which combine to make for a woodland floor as diverse and interesting as the trees above.
Cumnock is served by a newly constructed hard track leading to a generous ‘in-wood’ parking area. It also has public road frontage below thus presenting a range of options for timber extraction.
As you may discern we like this wood, which is of sufficient size and diversity to encompass most woodland interests from silviculture and conservation to quiet recreation. And the attractive country setting is within a stone’s throw of the city.
If It Were Mine
The quality of the mature conifers would tempt me to fell a few individuals and even consider some on-site milling. Some of the denser regeneration would benefit from being respaced with an emphasis on removing young sycamore to favour native species. If I had energy left I would flail the bracken area near the west corner, to encourage the rich ground flora to expand its range.
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 Glasgow head southwest to junction 4 of the M77.
- Leave the motorway at this junction.
- At the end of the off-ramp go straight across the first roundabout and then take the third exit at the next roundabout signed B769 for Stewarton.
- After 0.6 mile turn right at the next roundabout (second exit) onto Aurs Road and cross the motorway.
- After 250 metres take the first left onto Stewarton Road and follow for ¾ mile, then turn right onto Glanderston Road immediately before Caldcoats Farm (a conspicuous white house just above the road on the right).
- After following Glanderston Road for ¾ mile take a left fork (to stay on Glanderston Road).
- A further ½ mile on this road brings you to Glanderston Wood which will be on your left hand side after a sharp right-hand bend.
- Continue along the woodland edge for 300 metres until you see double metal gates into the wood on your left. You are now at point A on the plan.
- Please park clear of the gates (we do not give out keys for viewing) and walk up the hill on the hard track for about 300 metres to the left-hand spur at its end (point F).
- Cumnock Wood is below you.
- The northwest boundary (BC) is indicated by a line of orange-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is the road-side verge.
- The southeast boundary (DE) is the field-edge stone dyke.
- The southwest boundary (BFE) is a tumbled-down stone dyke marked periodically by red-topped posts (NB - the marker posts are offset to the south as they could not be fixed within the dyke itself).
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way for all purposes at all times over the route ABF.
- A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood, but in line with Scottish legislation the public are entitled to access the woodland subject to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
There are no specific liabilities, but the usual provision of sharing stock fence costs 50/50 with agricultural neighbours applies (DE on the plan).
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 have funds in place 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
- Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.