Balnamoon Wood, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire. A delightfully private mature woodland a short distance from the village. 2.17 acres for £32,500 (freehold) [#A1860]
A very pretty stand-alone mixed-species wood with good access.
AB43 7RA (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 30
- Entrance (point D): NJ 895 561
Balnamoon Wood lies about ½ mile east of New Pitsligo in northeast Aberdeenshire. It is almost equidistant from Banff and Fraserburgh, both of which are about 20 minutes by car. Aberdeen is an hour’s drive to the south.
The woodland occupies gently sloping ground and has wide panoramic views to the northeast (including a distant glimpse of the Moray Firth). The wider landscape is gently undulating with a mix of plantation woodland, open fields and semi-wild scrubland.
Balnamoon is entirely contained within its ancient perimeter stone walls and is bounded on two sides by a stoned track. There is evidence of an ancient homestead inside the wood, which it is believed may date back as far as medieval times.
The woodland itself contains a mix of species of various ages and incorporates semi-open glades giving it a delightfully light feel. Large ancient beech stems protect much of the boundary, while within there is a healthy mix of broadleaves punctuated by a few conifers which give attractive winter colour. Oak, birch and sycamore are the principal species, but you will also find horse chestnut, rowan, hazel, Lawson’s cypress, western hemlock, Scots pine and spruce.
The flora is equally varied with over thirty wildflower species recorded by the vendor thanks to a history of careful management, supplemented with a little planting. Depending on the season you will enjoy primroses, bluebells, wild garlic, wood anemone, bugle and snowdrops to name but a few.
The wood is approached by an all-weather stone track suitable for 2WD vehicles and there is scope to park inside the wood on the northeast side. A short walk takes you to a firepit with rustic stone seating near the middle of the wood – a delightful place to while away a few hours on a summer’s evening.
Some amenity woods tick many boxes. We think Balnamoon ticks almost all.
If It Were Mine
I might look at under-planting some native shrub species to enhance shelter at the woodland edges as well as providing further food sources for the local bird population.
A couple of fallen stems will provide for the campfire which I suspect would get frequent use.
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 near the village centre of New Pitsligo, head east (downhill) on Church Street for 0.6 mile.
- Then turn sharp right (immediately before Greenspeck House) up a track signed for a café (A on the plan).
- Continue on this track (via B) for ½ mile to arrive at the wood on your right (C).
- After 30 metres you can park just inside the wood through a break in the wall at point D (marked by a Woods4Sale sign).
The entire boundary is defined by old stone walls.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access to the wood over the route ABCD.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
As is usual in Scotland boundary fences are maintained at mutual expense with neighbours. In practice this is only likely to affect the northwest field edge boundary CF.
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.