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The Well of Lecht Car Park

The Well of Lecht Car Park

A939 Old Military Road, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37

The Well of Lecht car park is a remote location at the foot of the Ladder Hills. The sky view is a little restricted due to adjacent hills however the old mine building (a short walk away) makes for an excellent foreground object for pictures of the Milky Way.


The Well of Lecht Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    18° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    15° 0%
  • 10/08/22

    14° 1%
  • 10/08/22

    13° 0%

Weather forecast for Lecht Ski Centre (0.5 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Green Space Dark Skies – Cairngorms National Park

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Glenlivet Blairfindy, Ballindalloch, AB37 9DJ (8.5 miles away)

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Lhanbryde Community Centre, Elgin, IV30 8QQ (28.7 miles away)

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  • Beginners Guide to Astrophotography with Steven Gray

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Richmond Memorial Hall - Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (4.7 miles away)

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  • Family Friendly Informal Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (4.5 miles away)

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  • Star Party General Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET (4.5 miles away)

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