Everhart Wood is located on your immediate right as you come in through the pedestrian gate, it has a wide open grassy area at the front of the woodland that will be useful for all manner of projects: from planting an orchard, to growing vegetables, to keeping animals.The wider woodland of Balmule comprises of some 70 acres of mixed deciduous trees planted about 20 years ago and the diversity of species is impressive providing a broad appeal: perhaps hazelnuts and sloes for the forager’s larder as well as a valuable source of domestic winter fuel. The woodland is incredibly diverse with an interesting selection of tree species that the original planters took great attention over
The woods have attracted a number of families drawn no doubt by the privacy and seclusion of these lovely woods, providing a safe haven for children to play.
The woods at Balmule have proved to be very popular and for good reason as this deciduous woodland contains an envious list of tree species including chestnut, hornbeam, oak, ash, cherry, sycamore, holly to name but a few.
The wildlife is abundant, a discreetly placed webcam would be sure to pick up signs of deer and other small mammals.
The most prominent feature of this woodland is the diversity of tree species within it, that in turn will attract a plethora of insects and birdlife.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Access is very good with a newly renewed stone track leading up to the entrance, a wide internal grass track dividing the wood in two. There is shared parking adjoining Everhart Wood.
Rights and covenants
The woods come with full sporting rights.
The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.
A number of woods have been sold already providing an interesting community of friendly people getting on with a multitude of woodland activities.
Local area and history
Everhart Wood is located within 15 minutes from Dunfermline, which up until the 17th Century was the royal capital of Scotland and centrally located for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Fife, bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay, and to the south by the Firth of Forth, is a natural peninsula where political boundaries have changed little over the ages. Legend has it that the Pictish realm was divided into seven sub-kingdoms or provinces, one of which went on to become Fife.
To the north beyond the hill and woods is Commerce Park, an old WW2 supply depot for the naval bases at Rosyth, now converted mainly for use by local business and also home to Scotland’s Vintage Bus Museum.
There is a growing interest in hut, bothy and temporary shelter building, especially in Scotland; for those interested in erecting a hut or shelter, here is some interesting and very helpful guidance from Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Hut Campaign. Your Local Planning Authority should also be consulted.