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LATEST NEWS

History on a Highway - illustrated talk:

7pm,  9 March 2023, MacRobert Hall, Tarland

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Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Drama and history from the hill tracks around Lumphanan!

What part has Lumphanan played in the story of Scotland and what about fascinating tales of ordinary folk of the parish?

Kings, travelling folk, and kidnappers, they are all there !

More details here:

https://www.cromarhistorygroup.org.uk/talks/

The Mortlich March !

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December 2022

A happy meeting of the Aboyne Paths and Tracks Group with Lumphanan Paths Group to walk the old route from Mortlich Cottage towards Tarland. The Groups stopped at the march gate into the woods and finished with cuppas and fine pieces on the top of Little Hill. Great views and good company!

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Little Hill - time for a cuppa and take in the views

Aboyne from Little Hill

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Towards Lumphanan from 

Little Hill

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Mortlich

Cottage

Tales from Stot Hill: what is hidden in the forest?

November 2022

In our latest People and Places article, Ann Raeburn peels back the cloak of forestry to reveal a fascinating insight into to the secrets of Stot Hill, and life around Lumphanan in the early to mid 20th century, through the experiences of George Smith. Read his story here.

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Nestrans case study for the Comply project - available on line!

October  2022

Thanks to Nestrans, Lumphanan Paths Group was awarded funds to drain and clear the Comply and repair the bridge. Nestrans have written up a case study on the successful re-opening of the Comply here :   https://www.nestrans.org.uk/funding/case-studies/

The Comply is a Heritage Path which runs between Roadside, south of the old school, westwards to Milton of Auchenhove, seen here on a 1912 map: https://scotways.com/heritage-path/#zoom=14&lat=57.1173&lon=-2.7225

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Can you help?

​We are always looking for new members to help with the group's projects and volunteers to help maintain our paths. If you want to contribute, please go to the get involved page for more information.

WALKS LEAFLET

The latest issue of our leaflet is ready to view and download - click on the image or visit the Lumphanan Walks page. The leaflet maps and describes some of the most well-used local walks. There's lots of information on the local history, landscapes and wildlife you can enjoy on our walks. Hard copiesare available at local shops and venues. 

 

We are grateful for the support of landowners, local photographers and from our funders - ScotWays and Paths for All.

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Please be a considerate walker! Lumphanan walks pass through land supporting livestock and wildlife. As the weather (hopefully!) warms up, may we provide a reminder of walkers' responsibilities, including:

  • avoid disturbing livestock and wildlife

  • keep dogs under control at all times

  • clean up after your dog

  • close gates

  • take litter home

For more information click below:

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Find us on Facebook

​For all the latest updates, seasonal interest alerts (plants, wildlife, livestock), information on path conditions, and more!

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Support your local community - wear a Lumphanan Paths Group t-shirt or cosy jumper!

Thanks to a Marr Area Partnership grant from their IGS Fund, visual artist Vhairi Walker has created teeshirts and sweatshirts with our logo in her studio just outside of Banchory. Each logo is digitally cut using vegan friendly heat transfer vinyl then 'hand weeded' (individually close trimmed) and heat pressed. We are delighted with these and already plan to expand our range.  

 

Sweatshirts: £25   Sizes: S, M, L   (Navy)

Teeshirts: £15   Sizes: S, M, L, XL   (Light Blue)

Available by emailing lumphananpaths@gmail.com .

All profits from sales will go towards our latest project. 

 

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