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Craig Burn Wood, Earlston, Scottish Borders. Mature mixed woodland with stream frontage. 2.10 acres for £28,000 (freehold) [#A2180]


A private woodland with hard track access and high amenity.


Scottish Borders


2.10 acres




£28,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

TD4 6AH (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


Entrance (A): ///shelter.bluff.glosses

Centre of wood: ///reason.stressed.trapdoor

Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 73

  • Entrance (A): NT 566 381
  • Centre of wood: NT 561 378


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Craig Burn Wood forms the upper part of a larger woodland overlooking Leader Water and the attractive Borders village of Earlston with its range of local shops and services. The proximity of the A68 means that Edinburgh is under an hour’s drive to the north and Newcastle just over 1½ hours to the south.

Craig Burn occupies level and gently sloping ground with an easterly aspect and is bounded to north and south by watercourses. This attractive and oft overlooked part of the Scottish Borders is a quiet backwater dominated by rolling hills, farms, woods and moorland, and the area is steeped in history dating back to the Iron Age.

The wood supports a variety of species. To the north there is a stand of Sitka spruce and to the south a small belt of mixed conifers dominated by Scots pine. In between is a variety of broadleaves including oak and sycamore plus occasional birch, beech, ash, wych elm and alder. The ravine leading down to the south boundary stream is populated with a mix of broadleaves and a scattering of woody shrubs.

The tighter density of the conifers has resulted in clean stems which should enable small volumes of mill wood in time. In contrast, the broadleaves are generally well spread out with fuller canopies and small glades between, lending a bright and airy feel to the wood. The woodland floor is composed of soft grasses, woodland flowers, ferns, patches of bracken and occasional woody shrubs. It is largely free of entangling vegetation making for easy pedestrian access.

Access to the wood is via a well-established shared farm track. This in turn links to a woodland track enabling easy access with 4WD vehicles, and 2WD access with care.

This attractive woodland ticks a lot of boxes. Conservation, silviculture and quiet enjoyment are all in prospect here.

If It Were Mine

I would consider thinning the spruce thereby releasing the best stems and producing plenty of wood for campfire and hearth (or possibly a small amount of lumber), and I would like to underplant the less dense broadleaf area with some fruiting shrubs to benefit the birds. A few birdboxes wouldn’t go amiss either.

Strimming a small area for quiet recreation and camping would complete the picture.

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

  • The village of Earlston lies on the A68 Edinburgh to Newcastle road.
  • From near the centre of the village turn west off the A68 onto Mill Road.
  • Follow Mill Road round to the left, over a stone bridge and up to a T junction (about ½ mile in all).
  • Turn right at the T junction, and the entrance to the wider woodland is 60 metres along on your left (point A on the plan).
  • Park nearby where safe to do so and walk up the track for 450 metres until you see a track off to your left with a Red Rock Forestry management sign adjacent (B).
  • Take this left fork and walk south for 175 metres through the wood until you cross a small stream marked by orange-topped posts to left and right (C).
  • Craig Burn Wood is on your right after this point.


  • The west boundary (FG) is indicated by red-topped posts and (GH) is the field edge stock fence.
  • The north boundary (CH) is the line of a small stream (with orange posts at C).
  • The east boundary (CD) is the west side of the track and (DE) is indicated by blue-topped posts.
  • The southeast boundary (EF) is the centre line of the stream.

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 stone track ABCD.
  • A maintenance clause covers all 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.

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.

Woods4Sale Interest

Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

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