Walton Wood, Neilston in Southern Scotland and Northumberland, Nielston, East Renfrewshire – £24000 – Nearly 2 ¾ acres02/10/2019
Walton Wood lies on the south side of a larger gated wood, situated approximately midway between Neilston and Newton Mearns, just west of Darnley Country Park. Junction 4 of the M77 is just 2 miles away giving easy access from Ayrshire, Glasgow and the Central Belt.
The majority of the wood is on level or gently undulating ground and for the most part is stocked by well-spaced full-canopy sycamore dotted with occasional birch, and rowan dating from the late 1970s. A small marshy area supports more damp loving species including the native alder, more than happy to have its feet in the water. A row of mature beech trees line the northern boundary and larch and Scots pine have an occasional presence.
The woodland floor is quite open – mostly soft grasses, a variety of wildflowers, ferns and pockets of bluebells. A more open area towards the west side would be an excellent spot to camp overnight and absorb the nocturnal life of the wood. A small stream forms an attractive boundary feature to the east adding further valuable habitat diversity. Walton Wood is surrounded by other woodland to the west, north and east, whilst the south has a bright outlook across open farmland.
The wood is served by a well constructed hard track enabling most cars to directly access the property. A short drive is all that is needed to swap city streets for tranquil green glades.
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them along to help correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Local area; Far enough away from Glasgow to be in the heart of the countryside the area is well served by various walking-paths. A prominent local landmark is the Craigie which is the site of an iron age fort.
Access; There is a right of way for all purposes at all times over the route AB. A right of access is reserved to the woods beyond over the short length of track BC. Maintenance of shared routes is according to use.
Sporting rights; These are owned and included in the sale.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment;
Restrictive covenants by the Transferees:
1. The Transferees so as to bind the Property and each and every part of it into whosoever hands it may come but not so as to be personally liable for any breach or breaches of any restrictive covenant arising after the Transferees have parted with all interest in the Property jointly and severally covenant with the Transferors for the benefit of the Transferors’ Retained Land and each and every part of it:
(a) that the Property shall not be used in such a way as to create a nuisance to the neighbouring owners including the Transferors and specifically the Transferees shall not:
(i) use the Property for any sort of racing whether with motorcycles car or other vehicles; or
(ii) use the Property as a commercial campsite; or
(iii) unreasonably damage the said tracks.
(b) not to dispose of part or parts only of the Property whether by sale, lease, gift, charge or otherwise.
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.
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.