Culvie Wood, Springfield, near Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire. 5.59 acres of young mixed woodland for £38,000 (freehold) [#A1603]
An attractive mix of well-established young thicket-staged trees on level and gently sloping ground with good access and a fine outlook.
AB54 7QY (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 29
- Entrance (A): NJ 577 537
- Centre of wood: NJ 578 538
Culvie Wood forms the east section of a larger well-established planting of mixed broadleaves and scattered conifers dating from about 2010. The wood occupies level ground and enjoys a bright aspect with open views to all compass points including glimpses of the Cairngorms and Benachie. Huntly is about 12 miles to the south from where the A96 makes easy connection to Aberdeen and Inverness.
The trees were planted on former grazing fields inside a perimeter deer fence in two phases with a now-redundant internal deer fence separating the two. There is a wide mix of native species pleasingly planted in random fashion and at varying density to mimic natural patterns. The west section supports birch, rowan, oak and cherry along with minor elements of hazel, alder, cotoneaster and hawthorn. Across the internal deer fence to the east you will also find Scots pine, a sheltering row of spruce, aspen and pockets of willow. There is also a small stand of ash that has succumbed to dieback – a disease that has sadly swept across the entire country in recent years.
Access is taken via a short unsurfaced track from the main gate on the public road straight into the wood. Unless heavily used in wet or frosty weather this should enable regular vehicular access into the wood thanks to the level smooth terrain.
Culvie is evolving as a rich habitat for wildlife, especially the local avian residents. As and when the perimeter deer fences are lowered the woods will no doubt also provide a refuge for roe deer.
Culvie will appeal to anyone looking for quiet amenity and the opportunity of shaping and developing a rich habitat for wildlife in this quietest of locations.
If It Were Mine
I’d remove the internal deer fence in the middle of the wood and create an unsurfaced meandering track for walking and management access, perhaps connecting with a glade area to provide a locus for recreation and camping. I’d also remove and dispose of the tree tubes before they constrict the growing stems.
The diseased ash will at least make good firewood and this area could then be replanted with native trees and shrubs to further encourage insects and birds.
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 Huntly head north on the B9022.
- Continue for 9½ miles then turn tight at the T junction onto the A95.
- After one mile, near the scattered settlement of Gordonston, turn right onto the minor road signed for Ordiquhill Church (shortly after the 40mph sign).
- After 1/3 mile fork right immediately before Ordiquhill Church.
- Continue for 1.4 miles to arrive at the woodland entrance gate at the end of a deer fence on your left (A on the plan).
- The gate is not locked. Please ensure it is left closed both during and after your visit.
- The northwest boundary (BC) is a line of orange-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (CD) is the line of a drain just outside the deer fence.
- The southeast boundary (BD) is the line of a drain just outside the deer fence.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way at all times for all purposes over AB.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with liability according to use.
As is usual in Scotland, the maintenance of field-edge fences is shared equally with neighbours to stock height.
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
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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.