TWO well-presented, commercial conifer and mixed plantations in Aberdeenshire, have come to the market alongside an attractive and environmentally-valuable area of managed mossland.

Moss of Kinmundy and Greenwellhead offer opportunities for timber income, long-term peatland carbon sequestration and sporting activities.

The two plantations are now available for sale through John Clegg and Co, in two lots: Moss of Kinmundy (42.98 Ha) is on the market for offers over £285,000 and Greenwellhead (13.84 Ha ) is available for offers over £140,000.

Both sit in an attractive location within rural Aberdeenshire and provide far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside and beyond.

Forestry sales agent for Clegg's, Harry Graham, said: “Located in a very attractive spot within rural Aberdeenshire, the sale of Moss of Kinmundy and Greenwellhead offer a rare opportunity to buy a commercial conifer plantation alongside an area of managed mossland with potential to benefit from long-term peatland carbon sequestration.”

“Demand for Scottish forestry is at an all-time high and has been underpinned by buoyant timber prices, carbon incentives and strong investment. Properties of this size have traditionally performed extremely well and with its added environmental and amenity potential, we expect both properties to generate a significant amount of interest and to see a large range of buyers come forward.”

The larger of the two lots, Moss of Kinmundy, is predominantly made up of commercial Sitka spruce with a variety of broadleaves including birch, alder and oak. The mixture of cover and open ground also present a fantastic opportunity for sporting activities.

The woodland 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.

Lot 2, Greenwellhead, is an area of maturing Sitka spruce with small parcels of larch and established broadleaves such as oak, alder and birch. The woodland has been well maintained by the current owner and would provide a great opportunity for income through thinning or longer term clear felling.

The sporting rights to both woodlands are included in the sale with vacant possession.