Point of Interest

Lecht Mine (Well of the Lecht)

A pleasant short walk from the car park takes you to the isolated site of the Lecht Mine, a former iron and manganese mining site. Iron ore was mined here between 1730 and 1737 and from 1841 manganese was mined.

At its peak more than 60 men worked at the mine but operations ceased in 1846 due to the falling price of maganese. Today only the building of the crushing plant remains and in 1983 this was restored by the Moray District Council..

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Between the Lecht and Tomintoul

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