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Mireland Forest, Lyth, Wick, Highland


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Mireland Forest is a significant, well established area of commercial forest located close to the A99 trunk road, with impressive views southeast over Sinclair's Bay. The property will appeal to those seeking to purchase an extensive area of commercial forestry for investment purposes. At the same time purchasers may take enjoyment from the development of the forest as it matures, and from the amenity and challenging deer stalking it offers.

Location and Directions:
Mireland is situated approximately six miles north of Wick, lying just to the east of the A99 Wick to John O'Groats road. Travelling from Wick, follow the A99 to John O'Groats for approximately five miles. Turn left on the A99 at the turning west, signposted Lyth, 4.5 miles. Continue along this unclassified road for approximately one mile and the entrance to Mireland is at the field gate on your left. Access can also be taken half a mile further along the road by turning left past the property known as Quintfall following the track to the forest entrance.

Access and Timber Markets:
The one mile of public road from Mireland to the A99 trunk road is identified as a consultation route for timber haulage on the Timber Transport Forums Agreed Routes Map.

Mireland is only five miles from timber shipping facilities at the Port of Wick, and from Wick there is trunk road access to wider timber markets via the A99 and A9. Timber is currently freighted in bulk quantities from Wick for export to Europe and the various timber markets in the UK. Local markets for timber are located at Dingwall and Dalcross and the wood energy mill at Invergordon.

There is a heritable and irredeemable servitude right of access between points A-B on the Sale Plan, with the right to upgrade this route for forestry purposes at the sole expense of the owner, with maintenance costs according to user. There is also an established field entrance to the northeast of the property where it adjoins the public road (Grid Reference ND 318 603). This could provide a more formal vehicular access from the public road, subject to gaining the necessary consents.

Viewing and Guide Price:
Persons in possession of these particulars may undertake viewing at any reasonable time. Viewers should note that the entrance gate to Mireland may be padlocked. The code can be obtained from the Selling Agents on request.

Potential purchasers are advised to formally register their interest in the property so that they may be informed if a closing date for offers is set.

The Forest:
Mireland extends to approximately 179.1ha of which 156ha or thereby are stocked commercial conifer crops and 24-29ha are pen ground and water bodies. The forest was planted over the years 1983-1984. Mireland is predominantly stocked with Sitka spruce in mixture with Lodgepole pine (in 'Triple X' mixture). The nursing benefit of the Lodgepole pine to the Sitka spruce is apparent, with dominance of Sitka spruce in all compartments. Mireland also holds attractive stands of pure Sitka spruce. A full Yield Class survey was not conducted. Prospective purchasers should make their own assessment of growth rates, however the average yield class for Lodgepole pine is estimated at yield class 8 with the Sitka spruce being between yield class 10 - 18.

There are attractive areas of open ground within the property, on the banks of the Lyth burn which bisects the property, and to the south east where distinctive wetlands, hosting a variety of vascular plants, form part of the Loch of Wester SSSI.

Compartment data is available from the selling agents.

Please contact Denis Torley on 01463 796056 or for further information.

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14 August 2015

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