Walk: Down the mine from Well o' the Lecht

Moray | Ladder Hills | Short walk | ★★

[Lecht Mine]

An easy walk in the middle of the Highlands? You'd better believe it. It's only a mile 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 driving over the Lecht Pass.

[View up the glen towards the mine]

📌 Walk: Down the mine from Well o' the Lecht ★★
Start / finish at car park on A939, Well of the Lecht, 5 mi southeast of Tomintoul, G.R.: NJ 235153 ///hiker.startles.casino
❌ No public transport within 1 mi.

▶ 1 km / <1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Lecht Mine
Terrain: Easy and level path along glen floor.

Route & map

Car park - Lecht Mine - return by outward route

Route credit: Glenlivet Estate
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On our visit

Wildlife: Quiet apart from a few birds.
Weather: Warm sunshine, gentle breeze; temperatures nudging 20°C.


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