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Welcome to the Lecht

Lecht 2090 is based 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. The Lecht Activity Centre is situated in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon.

The previously infamous road between Tomintoul and Cockbridge is one of the highest main roads in the UK and the hills around rise up to 2,700ft (775m). This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities for both the summer and winter seasons and the local staff are keen to make sure you have an enjoyable day out on the hills.

Winter activities are ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders but especially good for beginners and intermediates. A total 12 different lifts, including a 3 person chairlift and a magic carpet travelator which get novices going on day one.  All equipment and clothing can be hired on site, equipment can be booked on line, the ski school can develop your skills from basic to racers and all in a safe environment close to the beautiful purpose built day lodge, which houses cafe, bar, ticket office, shop, ski hire, toilets all under one roof.  

Summer Activities include 2 downhill mountain trails for Mountain Bikes with a skills park

All details are on the web site and local accommodation can be found at the bottom of the home page and under the ‘Winter Action’ tab on the main page.

The building is also available for business meetings, private functions and even weddings.  

The Lecht engineering staff  have also exported their building skills to many parts of the UK as well as Europe, including Iceland and Southern Ireland.  See the Engineering tab on the home page for details. 

The Lecht is easily reached from Speyside and Aviemore, Donside and Aberdeen as well as Royal Deeside.  For your GPS the nearest post code is AB36 8YP and you will be on the right road 2 miles South of the Centre.


Mountain Bike Trails


mountain bike trails are now closed for the season

We recommend calling before travelling, high winds my affect the uplift of the chairlift.

Both mountain bike trails (Red Fox and Blue Hare) and the skills park were opened in 2009, with the key attraction of providing access to the top of the hill by a three man chairlift. 

Situated on the infamous Tomintoul - Cockbridge road (A939) and in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park the centre is on the highest main road in Scotland, at 2090ft and the chairlift ride lifts you up another 700ft.

The first trail, ‘Red Fox’, is a red run with a descent of 1,600m.  This Mountain Cross’ descent has an assortment of dirt jumps, bomb holes, berms and riding features built from rock. 
The skills park, with many different obstacles, is also open and will allow all grades of bikers to improve their techniques.

The second Mountain Cross trail, ‘Blue Hare’ is 1,900m long, a blue single track with easy jumps, bomb holes, bermed corners, avoidance lanes and with passing places.

The first sections of both trails are combined at the top of the hill, with extra width and options of feature difficulty.

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Contact Lecht

The Lecht 2090, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. AB36 8YP
Tel: +44 (0) 1975 651440
Fax: +44 (0) 1975 651426


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