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1841.54 acres, The Ramsaygrain East Forests, Teviothead, Highlands and Islands
For Sale - Offers Over £14,000,000


  • Substantial area of improved spruce with stands of YC30
  • 92% of the conifer area comprises Sitka spruce
  • Premier location
  • Extensive high-quality internal forest road network
  • Excellent access to timber processors via Agreed Timber Transport Routes
  • Average age class of the Lots – 13 to 15 years

In the recent past, the current owners have managed the three forests as two - namely Ramsaygrain East and Rashiegrain. The previous first rotation was planted in the early 1970s with restructuring of the crops starting in the late 1990s continuing, more or less, on an annual basis since.

The main species for restocking has been genetically improved Sitka spruce, selected for its suitability to the site and soil conditions, speed of growth, form and quality of crop. Not only will the crop mature quicker with larger volumes, it is likely that with recent increases in timber prices, onsiderable revenue will be generated as the crops are thinned.

The primary long-term vision has been to manage the property on a commercial basis, maximising sawlog content but also sequestering carbon. In addition, the owner has maintained and where possible enhanced the amenity and conservation value of the forest within the constraints of the primary objective.

The forests have been managed in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard and the UK Woodland Assurance Standard.

Native broadleaves have been used primarily to improve biodiversity and add structural diversity to the landscape. They have been planted in positions advantageous to following riparian areas and coupe boundaries. Groups of native mixed broadleaves have been planted throughout the forest, but there are also some small clusters of naturally occurring native broadleaves (mainly willow and alder). The native broadleaves will provide a future seed source thereby promoting the development of further natural regeneration in the
forest.

The overall quality of the three properties is exceptional. Establishment of the crops has been of the highest calibre and growth rates are excellent with some Yield Class measurements as high as 30. However, potential purchasers are encouraged to carry out their own measurements as historic management data, although believed to be correct should not be relied upon. These three commercial forests have been fully restructured with average age classes comprising Lot 1 - 15 years, Lot 2 - 15 years and Lot 3 - 13 years.

The properties generally comprise gentle free-draining slopes with mixed aspects and a height range of 220–380m above sea level.

The species tables adjacent summarise the composition of the three lots. Detailed compartment schedules and the Long Term Forest Plan are available from GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group.

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