Moss Of Kinmundy & Greenwellhead
Two well-presented commercial conifer and mixed plantations with an attractive area of managed mossland. Opportunity for timber income, long term peatland restoration benefits and sporting activities. For sale as a whole or in two lots.
Moss of Kinmundy and Greenwellhead forms two well-established and attractive commercial conifer plantations intertwined by parcels of broadleaves. Moss of Kinmundy also benefits from a managed area of mossland with potential for long-term peatland carbon sequestration. The properties are situated in a attractive location within rural Aberdeenshire and provide far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and beyond.
Lot 1 – Moss of Kinmundy 42.98 Ha (106.20 Acres)
The larger of the two lots, Moss of Kinmundy comprises predominantly commercial Sitka spruce extending to approximately 13.00 Ha (32.12 Acres) with a variety of broadleaves including birch, alder and oak. Planted in 1990, the Sitka shows high growth rates and benefitted from a thinning in 2014. The property includes a number of internal access tracks that have previously been used for harvesting, allowing for ease of access on foot throughout the plantation. The mixture of cover and open ground present fantastic opportunity for deer stalking. The woodland also benefits from a substantial area of moss that underwent a restoration project in 2018. This is currently subject to a maintenance agreement with NatureScot that expires in 2028. However, it does hold long term peatland carbon sequestration potential. The subjects benefit from a right of access marked as A-B on the sale plan with a maintenance obligation on a user basis.
Offers Over £285,000
Lot 2 – Greenwellhead 13.84 Ha (34.19 Acres)
Greenwellhead provides for an attractive area of maturing Sitkaspruce extending to approximately 7.50 Ha (18.53 Acres) with small parcels of larch and established broadleaves such as oak, alder and birch. A section of the property that was previously planted in lodgepole pine was clear felled in the early 2000s and re-planted with predominantly Sitka and Japanese larch. The woodland has benefited from regular deer management and would provide a great opportunity for income through thinning or longer term clear felling. Greenwellhead also includes an area of agricultural ground to the north that has not been used for forestry purposes, but will be sold as per the title. Access is taken via a servitude right of access marked as A-B on the sale plan and was previously utilised for the first clear fell. The access has since been reinstated back to agricultural land and would need to be improved prior to the next felling operation.
Offers Over £140,000