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Name:

Balnagowan Forest

Location:

Northern Scotland, Scotland

Area:

90.30 Hectares / 223.13 Acres

Tenure:

Freehold

Price:

Offers over £785,000

Status:

Available

  • A stunning Pine forest with a significant volume of timber.
  • Second rotation crops establishing and land to be replanted.
  • Good access and close to a well-established timber market.
  • Deer stalking with sporting rights included.

 

Location

Balnagowan Forest sits just to the north of Aboyne within Royal Deeside, an area renowned for its stunning scenery, woodland and the river Dee that flows alongside Aboyne. The area is also well known for growing high quality timber on the fertile and sheltered mineral soils and conveniently located for access to local sawmills with a James Jones & Son’s sawmill located next to Aboyne and Cordiners sawmill in nearby Banchory.

To locate the forest please refer to the location and sale plans for the property and for directions you could use what3words reference pepper.sharp.gathering.

Description

The forest extends over approximately 90.30 hectares / 223.13 acres of the free draining plateau and southern slopes of Balnagowan Hill. First planted in 1956 with predominantly Scots pine along with some Japanese larch and Norway spruce.

Over the years selective thinning has taken place on a 7 - 10 year cycle with the last thinning carried out in 2014 which has produced a good crop of timber with a significant volume now maturing. Some clear felling and replanting was completed between 2020 and 2021 within the core of the forest and this newly established crop of Scots pine and Norway spruce is establishing with the benefit of some additional natural regeneration that will produce a good second rotation crop, adding further diversity to the forest.

Please refer to the sale brochure for further information and view the online video.

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