Southern Scotland, ScotlandArea:
102.39 Hectares / 253.00 Acres
Offers over £2,650,000Status:
- Significant volume of high quality Sitka spruce timber.
- Fertile mineral soils with good access to a well-established timber market in south Scotland.
- Great location for a hut/cabin to enjoy the panoramic view and outdoor activities.
- Close to the City of Edinburgh.
Nettlinglat Forest sits on the slopes of Cakemuir Hill and a fertile plateau east of the Moorfoot hills and west of Fala Moor on the boundary between the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The nearest villages by road are either Heriot or Tynehead within 4 miles of the forest and the City of Edinburgh is only 17 miles to the north of the property via the A7 public Road.
The raised position of the forest provides a stunning panoramic view across Midlothian to Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife to the north. Indeed, it is rare for a forest of this size to be available for sale so close to Edinburgh.
The forest was planted in 1988 on the free draining and fertile farmland slopes of Cakemuir Hill with predominantly Sitka spruce and to a much lesser extent, some Japanese larch, Scots pine and mixed broadleaves, as shown in the summary table within the Sale Brochure.
The main crop of Sitka spruce is now growing at a Yield Class of around 20 m3/Ha/Year and has the potential to produce a significant volume of high quality timber for felling within the next 10 years. It is also expected that with the use of improved growing stock, the second rotation of spruce will provide a significantly higher Yield Class, benefitting from the fertile and aerated mineral soils found within the forest.
There are two separate areas of Larch and Scots pine which could be felled sooner and replaced with more suitable species, which would also add great potential for siting a hut/cabin to enjoy the stunning panoramic view from Cakemuir Hill.
Please refer to the Sale Brochure for further information.