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Burnside Wood, Neilston, Renfrewshire. 3.77 acres of maturing mixed woodland for £34,000 (freehold) [#A2177]


Broadleaves, conifers and glades with good hard track access less than ½ hour from Glasgow city centre.


East Renfrewshire


3.77 acres




£34,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

G77 6PL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Entrance (A): ///poppy.eating.rods

Centre of wood: ///dangerously.spoke.unique

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 64

  • Entrance (A): NS 495 566
  • Centre of wood: NS 496 564


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Burnside Wood lies on the south side of a larger gated wood in a rural location midway between Neilston and Newton Mearns, a short distance from Darnley Country Park. Junction 4 of the M77 is 2 miles to the east giving easy access from Glasgow, Ayrshire and the Central Belt.

Most of the wood occupies level ground except for a pronounced bowl on the east side which is populated with spruce. Apart from the conifers, the trees are generously spaced. This in conjunction with an extensive outlook to the southwest makes for a light and welcoming wood.

We believe most of the hardwoods date from the late 1970s with sycamore being the dominant species. There are also minor elements of birch, beech and hawthorn. The base of the ‘bowl’ is more densely stocked with Sitka spruce while the fringing banks support a light mosaic of other conifers including larch and pine.

The woodland floor is dominated by soft grasses and ferns and is generally clear of entangling vegetation making for easy access across the wood. In spring and summer there is a good show of woodland flowers including drifts of bluebells.

A substantial hard track accessible to 2WD cars connects the wood with the public road. There is a generous private parking spur on the north side of the wood.

Surrounded by countryside and with good access, Burnside ticks a lot of amenity boxes.

If It Were Mine

I would consider felling the spruce and replacing them with native site-appropriate species such as willow, alder and birch, perhaps with a small pond at the centre.

The light density of stems elsewhere also encourages enrichment planting with native broadleaves – I’d opt for fruiting species to encourage the birds. A few nest boxes also appeal.

Summer nights with a BBQ and the odd night under canvas? Certainly!

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

  • Leave the M77 at junction 4.
  • On leaving the off-ramp cross straight over the first roundabout then take the third exit at the next roundabout signed B769 for Stewarton.
  • Take the second exit at the next roundabout onto Aurs Road and cross over the motorway.
  • After 200 metres turn first left.
  • After 250 metres turn right onto Fingalton Road (just after a small wood on your right).
  • After 0.7 miles cross a small stone bridge over a stream then after 0.3 miles turn first left onto Glanderston Road.
  • Continue for 0.6 miles to arrive at the woodland entrance gate on your left (point A on the plan).
  • Park clear of the gate and walk up the track for 200 metres to enter the wood at B marked by a Woods 4 Sale sign and a line of red posts leading off to your right.


  • The north boundary (BC) is the line of a remnant stone wall.
  • The east boundary (CD) is indicated by blue-topped posts.
  • The southwest boundary (DE) is the field edge stone wall.
  • The west boundary (EF) is the line of a small stream, and (FB) a line of red-topped posts.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of access for all purposes at all times over the route AB.
  • A right of access is reserved to others over the route BC.
  • A maintenance clause covers all shared rights of way with maintenance 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.

Fencing Liabilities

As is usual in Scotland, external boundaries are maintained mutually with neighbours.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Woods4Sale Ltd
Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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