Mid & East Hareshaw WoodlandLocation:
Southern Scotland, ScotlandArea:
80.42 Hectares / 198.71 Acres
Offers over £235,000Status:
- Two similar commercial woodlands with the potential for income from felling and restructuring.
- Located in an area zoned for wind energy expansion.
- Sporting rights included.
Mid & East Hareshaw Woodlands adjoin each other and are part of a larger forest complex situated to the east of the Calder Water and West Browncastle Wind Farms, near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire. Both woodlands are a similar size and take access off the minor public road to Hareshaw Farm which links with the A71. To locate the properties please refer to the location and sale plans.
Lot 1 - Mid Hareshaw Wood
42.30 Hectares / 104.52 Acres
The woodland was planted in 1984 with mainly Sitka spruce which is growing at varying rates of growth and a Yield Class of up to 16 in parts. Some areas were also established with an intimate mixture of Lodgepole pine and some Norway spruce to help boost growth on the underlying Peat that extends across the property.
Much of the property was originally ploughed and drained at the time of establishment and these drains were opened up again in 2019 and further drainage would be beneficial. The stocked area within Mid Hareshaw amounts to approximately 35.75 hectares and some of the more advanced growth could be felled within the next 5 years to start restructuring. Open rides break up the crop into compartments which will also create wind firm edges. Higher rates of growth are anticipated from the second rotation.
Lot 2 - East Hareshaw Wood
38.12 Hectares / 94.19 Acres
East Hareshaw was also planted in 1984 with mainly Sitka spruce and some areas in mixture with Lodgepole pine, amounting to a stocked area of approximately 32.25 hectares. The woodland has matured with a greater proportion of harvestable timber thanks to some respacing work that was carried out when the crop was establishing, which has had the desired effect of producing some greater tree volume. The woodland also includes a small section of shelterbelt planting that dates back to 1974, adjacent to Hareshaw Farm.
There are no internal access tracks within the woodland so far and following felling it is expected that the second rotation will also provide a better yield.
Please refer to the sale brochure for further information.