Central Scotland, ScotlandArea:
153.10 Hectares / 378.31 Acres
Offers over £3,600,000Status:
- A high quality commercial forest with excellent access.
- In excess of 58,000 cubic metres of growing timber crops.
- Potential for immediate tax free income from felling.
- Sporting rights included.
Meadowhead Forest is located on the western edge of the Cleish Hills, between the village of Powmill and Knockhill Racetrack in west Fife. The forest and hill ground within it has a stunning panoramic view over the Firth of Forth and across to the Ochill Hills and sits alongside the A823 public road, which provides excellent access into the property.
Please refer to the location and sale plans to locate the property and the nearest postcode for directions to the forest is Knockhill KY12 9TF.
The forest was established in 1988 with primarily a commercial timber crop of Sitka spruce, which now extends to approximately 85% of the stocked conifer area. Hybrid larch, Douglas fir and mixed broadleaves were also planted in groups and mixtures with an excellent ride network for access throughout the forest.
Thinning has taken place within the lower lying compartments which has produced high quality timber with some sections now ready for felling under an approved Long Term Forest Plan. Storm Arwen caused some relatively minor damage along the more exposed northern edge of the forest at the end of November 2021, which has been surveyed and only extends to an overall area of approximately 3.90 hectares (4%) of the crop within the forest, which can be harvested.
A Felling plan was approved in 2017 with phase one scheduled to start and then postponed, which will give the purchaser the opportunity to adjust the felling plan to harvest the storm damaged areas and commence with felling immediately. A timber volume survey has been carried out which has identified a total volume in excess of 58,000 cubic metres of growing timber with the Sitka spruce growing at a mean Yield Class of 23 m3/Ha/Yr and up to Yield Class 34 measured. Wether Hill sits within the centre of the property and provides an excellent panoramic view across the forest and the surrounding countryside.