Sunday 3rd October

Tom Trumper

582 metres; 7.6 miles; OS Map 36

The walk begins at the Well of Lecht Car Park and is one of historical interest and great views of the Ladder Hills. We walk up the west side of the valley, gaining height gradually until we reach the ridge. The path takes us along this ridge to 2 large cairns. These point our way off track, descending steeply towards grouse butts and a path down to the valley where we join a broad track which leads to the old seminary at Scalan. There will be ample opportunity to look round this museum and learn its interesting story. Leaving Scalan, the path goes up to the summit of Tom Trumper. We then descend briefly before climbing up by the side of the fence back to the ridge and from there following the original path back to the car. However, the mine building in the valley is well worth a detour before the end of the walk.

Walkers must wear walking boots, carry WARM and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves and take plenty food and liquids. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. Be prepared for possible wintry conditions on the top whatever the forecast.

Meet at Culter Village Hall 8.30am, return around 6pm

Transport by car contribution to the drivers.

Contact: Della on 01330 820376

Names by Wednesday 29th September

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