Walk: Down the mine from Well o' the Lecht

[Lecht Mine]

An easy walk in the middle of the Highlands? You better believe it. It's only a mile's round trip to the last surviving building of what was once Scotland's largest manganese mine, surrounded by piles of discarded iron ore. An unexpected slice of history for such a remote location, and thankfully this industrial relic only enhances the beautiful glen in which it sits. Perfect for a short leg-stretcher if you're heading over The Lecht pass.

[View up the glen towards the mine]

Name: Walk: Down the mine from Well o' the Lecht ☆☆☆
Length: 1 km / <1 mile
Ascent: 30 metres
Points of interest: Lecht Mine
Start / finish: Car park just off A939 at Well of the Lecht, G.R.: NJ 235153 / hiker startles casino

Route: Car park - Lecht Mine - return by outward route
Terrain: Easy and level path along glen floor.
Wildlife today: Quiet apart from a few birds.
Weather today: Warm sunshine, gentle breeze; temperatures nudging 20C.

Route credit: Glenlivet Estate


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