May and June 2021 have been busy months with lots of achievements! See below for more info.
'Yellow's on the Broom' - New People and Places history page
June 2021: Delve a little deeper into Lumphanan's history. We are thrilled to start a new series of articles shining a light on the people, places and events that have shaped Lumphanan. Living memories will be brought alive in regular articles. The first is about the Traveller and Storyteller Stanley Robertson and his strong attachment to Lumphanan and in particular the Old Road (Old Military Road or Church track). Next time you walk this route, imagine the lives that were lived in Lumphanan all those years ago.
Stanley Robertson 1940 - 2009.
Photo courtesy of Scottish Storytelling Centre – Tree of Life Project
Scottish Walking Awards - Nomination
May 2021: LPG was pleased to be nominated for the Scottish Walking Awards.
Here's what they said:
'Congratulations on being nominated in the first-ever Scottish Walking Awards. The judges were impressed with your nomination.'Please find attached your certificate of recognition for your work increasing walking and wheeling opportunities for more people to improve their health and to travel sustainably.'Your activities are helping to make Scotland a walking friendly country. This means everyone chooses to walk more, every day and everyone has access to welcoming and safe environments for walking and wheeling.'
Thanks to those who supported and nominated us!
AGM - New members!
May 2021: At our recent AGM we were pleased to welcome three new members to our Committee. Our new committee line up can be found on the About us - Committee page. If you are interested in joining the committee or the group as a member, do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Signs project - completed!
May 2021: Our signs project is now complete! With the last three signs installed on the pole on the Kincardine O' Neil side.
Thanks to all those who contributed to this project, and for all the fabulous feedback we are getting from folk using the paths. Don't forget to pick up your leaflet to help find your way! You can find it here and in local shops and venues. This project was funded by ScotWays and Paths for All.
Bench project - completed!
May 2021: Our bench project is now complete! With the last bench in place on Lovers' Lane for all to enjoy. Thanks to local resident Craig Lindsay of Core Specialist Services, Aberdeen for a donation on behalf of his company towards this bench refurbishment. Thanks also to LSM Services Deeside Ltd for all their hard work and others who contributed to the project. The overall project for bench refurbishments was funded by a grant from Marr Area Committee.
Work party vegetation clearance - The Comply
April 2021: Thanks to volunteers and committee members for turning out on a cold day to clear The Comply of broom and sitka branches at the east end of the track. This has opened it up to look more welcoming to walkers! Broom was also cleared at the bottom of the hill down to the burn. The Comply is an old route which was used daily by children from the area to the west to reach school on the main road before the schoolhouse closed in the 1960s. You can read more about it here.
Lumphanan Paths Group to benefit from Garden Open Afternoon on July 4th
Ann & Scott Raeburn will be opening their beautiful garden in Lumphanan, described as a 'Bleak place transformed over 40 years'. Part of the proceeds go to Lumphanan Paths Group. For more details on how to find it, parking etc visit Scotland's Gardens Scheme website. Do come along and support us!
Due to ongoing restrictions and to safeguard our members and volunteers, we are only organising events such as working parties within the rules of the current COVID restrictions. If work party dates are advertised please do not turn up without registering your interest at email@example.com .
Committee members have been undertaking some individual, socially-distanced work to keep your path network open. If you see anything that needs attention - please contact us.
We've seen many of our paths busier than usual over the last year. Please walk responsibly and be considerate of others, including parking. Be aware of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code: remember to keep dogs under proper control to protect livestock and wildlife, and please keep our environment safe and beautiful by taking your litter home. Thank you!
LUMPHANAN WALKS LEAFLET
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.
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
take litter home
For more information click below: