Myself and some friends are looking for smallish plots of land/woodland (about 2-5 acres) to buy for hutting, ideally not more than 2 hours from Glasgow. We're just in the early stages of research and are trying to work out the best approaches for finding land.
So far, we've got a sense that more formal woodlands sites (woodlands.co.uk / woods4sale.co.uk) are maybe not the best option in terms of value for money, and are anticipating having to go down more non-conventional routes to find affordable land - e.g. approaching farmers directly (although not sure what the best way to do this is).
However, we're not sure where to start! Any suggestions or advice would be really appreciated - especially how to find out who owns land and how to best let them know I'm looking. As well as any interesting stories of what your experiences were like looking for land!