Central Scotland, ScotlandArea:
76.12 Hectares / 188.09 Acres
Offers over £1,150,000Status:
- An excellent, centrally located, investment opportunity with high yield class maturing Sitka spruce established in 1999.
- Includes a wind energy development lease with planning permission for one 126 metre Turbine.
- Sporting rights are included with Roe deer stalking.
Drumelzie Forest is situated in central Scotland, just 1 mile north of the village of Blackridge in West Lothian. The land was originally farmed and the most fertile areas converted to commercial forestry as many areas were in the late 1990’s and early part of this century in this area. The Drumduff wind farm lies just to the north of the forest which demonstrates the potential for wind energy capture on Drumelzie. To locate the property please refer to the location and sale plans.
The forest was planted in 1999 with mainly Sitka spruce which is now 22 years old and growing exceptionally well on the fertile soils and is estimated to be growing at a Yield Class of around 28 and more in parts. Thinning of the crop could be considered or left to grow on until ready for felling in 12 – 15 years when it will produce a significant volume of high quality marketable timber.
Drumelzie benefits from having wide rides that make access relatively straight forward and these provide good wind firm edges that will permit felling of the forest in stages. The forest is also conveniently located for access to the well-established timber market in central and south Scotland via the nearby motorway network.
Some native broadleaves have also been planted around the forest edge and there is a shelterbelt of Birch in the centre of the property that provides some species diversity and is a haven for wildlife. There is also an area of Peatland within the forest and the ruins of Drumelzie Farm steading are still very visible and shown on the sale plan.
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