Central Scotland, ScotlandArea:
797.71 Hectares / 1971.14 Acres
Offers over £2,450,000Status:
- Outstanding opportunity to establish new native woodland and associated habitats
- Potential to generate around 65,000 carbon credits from woodland creation
- Sporting rights included with red deer stalking and brown trout fishing
- Significant natural capital value and rewilding potential
- Stunning scenery and adjoining the river Orchy
Craig Hill is situated near the village of Dalmally in Argyll, rising from the edge of the highly attractive river Orchy at 45 metres above sea level up to the summit of Bheinn Donachain at 648 metres in a stunning and very accessible part of the Scottish West Highlands. The land holding extends up Glen Orchy and down to the Strath of Orchy and Lochawe is just 2 miles downstream, in this awe-inspiring landscape.
To reach the property follow the A85 from Tyndrum heading west to the village of Dalmally and turn north on to the B8077 and cross the river Orchy. Then take the first turning on the right on to a single track road heading in an easterly direction up the riverside to Craig Farm. Oban is just 25 miles to the west and Glasgow 75 miles to the south by road. To locate the property and its access routes, please refer to the location and sale plans.
The land at Craig Hill was previously managed as an upland sheep and cattle farm along with deer stalking on the higher hill ground and has been classified as a mixture of Grade 5.2, 6.2 and 6.3 by The James Hutton Institute with some rich grassland areas along the riverside. More recently native woodland was established to the east of the property in 2013, amounting to 66.80 hectares. This has established well and demonstrates the potential to establish more native woodland and the opportunity to protect the existing native woodland remnants. Scottish Forestry have confirmed that approximately 209.70 hectares / 518.16 acres of new native woodland can be established on the lower third of the property overlooking the river Orchy, allowing a purchaser to proceed with a Forestry Grant Scheme application to seek approval for grant funding.
This will allow an owner to develop a diverse woodland habitat with riverbank riparian regeneration transitioning up through native oak woodland to upland Birch and Scots pine woodland on the hill ground. Including protection of 18 hectares of ancient Atlantic Oak woodland and its associated habitat, currently threatened by over grazing.
There may also the opportunity to carry out some peatland restoration where deep peatland covers the upper hill ground and parts could be restored to help reduce carbon emissions, subject to survey. As well as the potential to develop a micro hydroelectric scheme which could all be linked to create a diverse project, sequestering atmospheric carbon, safeguarding diverse habitats and enhancing the rich ecological value of the land.
All of this could be combined to create a sustainable project whilst enjoying this breath taking highland landscape and the sporting opportunities Craig Hill has to offer.
Please refer to the Sale Brochure and contact the Selling Agent for further information.Back to Listing Property Enquiry