Northern Scotland, ScotlandArea:
160.05 Hectares / 396.50 Acres
Offers over £2,950,000Status:
- An extensive mixed commercial conifer forest situated in a stunning part of the Scottish Highlands.
- Within easy reach of Inverness and the timber markets in this northern region.
- High quality timber crops with potential for immediate income from timber sales.
- Sporting rights included.
Leadclune Forest is approximately 2.5 miles north of the village of Errogie, sitting next to the B862 public road and Torness in rural Inverness-shire. The forest rises up to an open hilltop with the most spectacular views across the surrounding countryside with several Lochs nearby with some excellent fishing and access to many other outdoor activities.The City of Inverness is only a 15 minute drive to the north where there are various transport links and its airport can be reached in 45 minutes.
The forest can be found on the location and sale plans and located on the map link on this web page.
The forest was planted over a range of years, commencing with some small shelter belt planting in the 1950’s and 1970’s, which preceded the main planting year of 1986 when the majority of the forest was established. Followed by some planting of additional areas during the 1990’s. This and the wide variety of species planted has created a diverse forest structure, enhanced by the design which has left areas of open ground along streams, around native woodland and the hilltops within the forest open with some stunning viewpoints. Sitka spruce is by far the dominant species, planted as a pure crop and also in mixture with other commercial conifer species, which have grown well.
There has been no thinning to date and felling could be considered in the more mature areas very shortly where the spruce is growing at a high yield class which would generate good income from timber sales. Areas of Larch and mixed conifer could also be harvested and replaced with higher yielding improved Sitka spruce or a more productive mix when restructuring of the forest is underway.
Please refer to the Sale Brochure and view the Video online.