The land at Tinto Hill extends to 465.68 acres (188.45 hectares) of extensive grazing comprising permanent pasture, green hill, rough grazing and woodland in an area of high amenity and agricultural importance. The property is offered for sale as a whole and provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a large block of land suitable for agriculture and with natural capital potential.
Located 6.5 miles north of Abington and 41.5 miles southwest of Edinburgh, Tinto Hill is well situated for the transport network both north and south. The land is located within a ring fence close to the village of Wiston with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Access is taken from the B7055 via a private track by means of a servitude.
The land at Tinto Hill is accessed from the B7055/Millrigg Road, via private track as shown coloured blue on the sale plan.
Travelling from Edinburgh. From Edinburgh head south on the A702, just south of Lamington village take a right turn onto the B7055 and cross the A73, the destination is approximately 3.5 miles on the right.
From Glasgow or the south, Exit the M74 at Abington and head north on the A702 for 1mile then take the A73 for 4.5 miles taking left onto the B7055. After 1.5 miles the land is accessed via a track on the right.
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The land at Tinto Hill is south facing, extending to 465.68 acres (188.45 hectares) or thereby and comprises 49.44 acres (20.01 hectares) of permanent pasture, 1.44 acres (0.58 hectares) conifer woodland, and 414.8 acres (167.86 hectares) of mixed hill land with greenhill on the lower slopes, rising to heather and steep scree at its highest point.
The land rises from 325 meters to 710 meters above sea level with superb far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The land benefits from being ring fenced with mainly post and rylock fencing and access from a track leading from the B7055. The pastures are generally clean, although some of the lower fields have rushes present.
The James Hutton institute classifies the land as mainly 4.2 and 5.1/5.2 with a mix of peat, mineral gleys and brown soil. The property is currently grazed as part of an extensive livestock system and lies within the Tinto Hill SSSI, designated for its flora, fauna, geological and physiological features.
The land is managed in accordance with agreed protocols with an annual management payment made. The terms of the management agreement expire in 2023. As part of the designation, grazing is restricted to 240 Blackface ewes and followers, or equivalent ewes based on pro rata livestock units and size. Further information can be made available on request.
The Tinto Hill SSSI area coloured green on the sale plan extends to 379.92 acres (153.75 ha). The area coloured green and hatched extends to 34.88 acres (14.11 ha) , although this area is not within the SSSI it is part of the management plan relating to the stocking of the ground. The area in white extends to 49.44 acres (20.01 ha) this area is not within the SSSI and therefore is not subject to stocking limitations.
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