Dumcrieff Wood, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway. A beautiful mature woodland on the banks of Moffat Water. 15.24 acres for £150,000 (freehold) [#A1940]
A stand-alone policy wood with ‘cathedral’ stems and 500 metres of river frontage.
Dumfries and Galloway
DG10 9QP (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Entrance (point F): ///altitude.toys.apartment
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 78
- Entrance (point F): NT 100 033
Dumcrieff Wood lies on level ground about a mile southeast of the attractive spa town of Moffat on the banks of Moffat Water. The A74(M) motorway is just 5 minutes away giving easy access from Glasgow (60 miles to the north) and Carlisle (45 miles to the south).
Formerly part of the Dumcrieff Estate policies, the wood boasts some impressive mature stems with large full-canopy broadleaves and sentinel conifers. Beech is the principal broadleaf, but there are also areas of oak and sycamore along with riparian species like alder by the river. Other broadleaf species include lime, elm, rowan and birch. The conifer stands are principally composed of Norway spruce along with lesser elements of Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, Scots pine and larch.
The sub-canopy has groups of maturing stems along with areas of woody shrubs – principally holly plus a few hawthorn and blackthorn. There are also some patches of rhododendron which give a splash of seasonal colour.
Thanks to the presence of the beech stems, the woodland floor is by and large clear of entangling vegetation and easy to walk. Despite Moffat being just a mile away, the wood enjoys a completely rural aspect with views out onto surrounding fields and fells, and the proximity of the river is ever present in sight and sound.
Drumcrieff presents a rare opportunity to acquire a sizeable mature stand-alone riverside wood in an outstanding location.
If It Were Mine
With its waterside location, this wood offers a wonderful array of opportunities from quiet recreation and camping to woodland management. Fishing is also on the cards so I’d want to clear the bank in one or two locations to aid casting a fly for trout.
I might also enquire about planning for a riverside hut. The ‘1,000 Huts’ initiative provides some useful insights to Scottish hutting: www.thousandhuts.org
Over time I’d consider selectively felling some of the mature conifers and restocking with a variety of native broadleaf species to further diversify the habitat.
I’m unlikely to run out of engaging activities 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
- Moffat is 1½ miles north of junction 15 of the A74(M).
- From the centre of Moffat, head east on the A708 for about ½ mile towards the edge of the town.
- Turn right onto Old Carlisle Road immediately after passing Moffat Rugby Club.
- After 1.3 miles, cross the stone bridge over Moffat Water.
- Dumcrieff wood is now on your left, indicated by a Woods4Sale sign (F on the plan).
- The northwest boundary (AB) is the midline of Moffat Water.
- The north boundary (BCD) is the field edge stock fence.
- The southeast and southwest boundaries (DEFA) are the roadside stone walls.
The sporting rights are included in the sale, as is trout fishing on Moffat Water.
Rights Of Way
- Access is taken directly off the adjacent public roads.
- The Southern Uplands Way runs through the wood as indicated on the plan.
The field edge stock fence (BCD) is presumed to be maintained mutually with neighbours.
The wood is subject to a right of pre-emption whereby the owners of the adjacent retained land have 72 hours to match an acceptable offer. They have been approached by the vendor and have stated that they are unlikely to exercise this right.
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
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- 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.