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.

Our cover photo which was taken from the Well of Lecht Car Park is courtesy of Scotland’s Nightsky.


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

  • 22/07/24

    12° 46%
  • 22/07/24

    11° 44%
  • 23/07/24

    10° 15%
  • 23/07/24

    24%

Weather forecast for Lecht Ski Centre (0.5 miles away) updated 22/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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    Friday 2nd August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Friday 6th September 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • SIGMA – Moray’s Astronomy Club meeting

    Friday 4th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

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    Friday 1st November 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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    Friday 8th November 2024 from 16:00pm to Sunday 10th November 2024 12:00pm

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