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LATEST NEWS

AGM  - Committee elected and Chairperson's report

April 2024:

The Lumphanan Paths Group AGM took place on Wednesday 17th April 2024. The Chair’s report can be read here. Office Bearers remain the same: Linda Gray is the Chairperson, Jenna Storey as Vice Chair and Ann Raeburn as Secretary.

Will Maclean from Torphins Paths was present to give an update on the planned Torphins/Lumphanan path link. The proposal is now seeking planning approval.

New strimmers thanks to local financial support!

April 2024: The group has bought two powerful battery operated strimmers to assist us in path clearing!

The purchase was enabled by grants from Marr Area Committee, NESCAN Just Transition seed funding, The Bread of Life in Torphins topped up by about £370 of well supported local fundraising.

Grateful thanks to all for this help towards our purchase – the Group will put the strimmers to good use!

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Stothill forest operations: plans afoot opposite Satan's Den!

April 2024: Lumphanan Paths Group (LPG) members met with Fred Drion of Highfield Forestry near Satan’s Den on 1st April 2024. It had come to our notice that work was planned to start in early April with the building of an access road through the Stothill Wood, prior to extracting forest timber. You may have noticed that work has now started.

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Read here about the historic road through the forest and plans to protect it during the construction of the new forest access road and timber felling operations.

More stories from Lumphanan's past

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Following on from our article about crofts on Stot Hill (see the People and Places page)  George Lawrie reminisces about his childhood at Cairn Mude croft in the early to mid 20th Century.

This once busy place is now hidden amongst modern forestry, but sit quietly amongst the ruins and you can visualise the bustle of 14 people living in a tiny farm house, toiling away on the land and making ends meet.

Read his story here

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming soon -  a date for your diary - Friday 3rd May, 7.30 pm at Lumphanan Village Hall.

Learn about Lumphanan's role in the story of Scotland at Ann Raeburn's illustrated talk 'History on a Highway'. Click on the poster below for more details!

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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.

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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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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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PATHS GROUP

Support your local paths group! Greeting cards, post cards and book marks on sale now!

June 2023

Fundraising initiative: Help support your local paths group with their ongoing efforts to maintain our lovely network of tracks around the village.

At our fundraising Quiz Night at Deeside Activity Park in May we launched a collection of greeting cards, post cards and a bookmark showing scenes of our beautiful local area. 

Buy them from Lumphanan shop, Meet Again Tea Shop and Style & Grace hairdresser, and Norvite in Deeside Activity Park.

Cards: £2.50 each or five for £10.00.

Post cards: £1.50

Bookmark: £1.00

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

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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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