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LATEST NEWS

Hard working volunteers clear popular

Church path 

July 2023

On Sunday 20th July the Church path has enjoyed a good haircut along the edges so widening the path! Jocky Ritchies’ seat has also emerged from the beech hedge. The goodly band of volunteers have cut and raked at the bracken!

Thank you to everyone who turned up to help!

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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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The strangled trees of Dess have been freed!

March 2023: Lumphanan Paths Group members and some volunteers have removed all the neglected, over tight tree tubes from the young trees along the Deeside Way heading west from Dess to Aboyne. Thanks to all those who helped!

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History on a Highway - illustrated talk:

7.30pm,  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/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the date ! Social event,  Thursday 13th July 2023 

Lumphanan Paths Group Members and Volunteers - join us for a social event – a  walk round the Oldtown Circuit starting from Newton of Auchlossan.  

 

Meet in Lumphanan Square at 10.30 for car share up to Newton for 11.00 am start. The walk will last one hour. No tools are required! Just bring a picnic to enjoy at the finish.

Please email lumphananpaths@gmail.com

and tell us you can make it!

Come and see us at Aboyne games, Saturday 5th August

Come and see us at the Marr Paths Forum stand at the Games! We are sharing this space with other local paths groups and Aberdeenshire Local Access Forum.

Local Groups have great walks on offer and leaflets to help you on your way! Come and pick up a few and get walking locally!

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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 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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