Carnegie Story Trail

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Andrew Carnegie with geocoin.

Special geocoins will find their way from the trail to places associated with Andrew Carnegie. (Photo: WTML)

The Carnegie Story Trail at Ledmore & Migdale Woods follows a 1.5 mile route (one way) through beautiful native woodland, with stops at seven secret locations where chapters of a special story by Carnegie Medal winning children’s author Theresa Breslin are hidden in a geocache.

This trail starts from Torroy Croft. It is suitable for nimble adults and children. Pushchairs will be able to follow much of the route, but some of the hiding spots are off the path.

The Carnegie Story Trail is part of a wider project to connect people and trees at Ledmore & Migdale Woods, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Foundation Scotland.

Get started!

The trail starts at Torroy Croft. You can find details on or download the Carnegie Story Trail leaflet (PDF, 3MB) for more information.

Activity sheets

These family friendly resources have been produced to help you make the most of a walk along the story trail. Seven activities are linked to one of the chapters in the Legend of Ledmore & Migdale, and three are linked to the special ‘coin caches’.

Story cache activities

Chapter one (PDF, 0.2MB)
Chapter two (PDF, 0.2MB)
Chapter three (PDF, 0.2MB)
Chapter four (PDF, 0.2MB)
Chapter five (PDF, 0.3MB)
Chapter six (PDF, 0.2MB)
Chapter seven (PDF, 0.2MB)

Coin cache activities

Carnegie Coin – Cairn (PDF, 0.2MB)
Carnegie Coin - Fairy Mill (PDF, 0.2MB)
Carnegie Coin – Loch View (PDF, 0.2MB)

The Legend of Ledmore & Migdale

This very special story has been written by Theresa Breslin and illustrated by Kate Leiper as a celebration of the link between the woods and the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who once owned them as part of Skibo Estate. If Ledmore & Migdale is too far away to visit you can read the story on our website.

Art competition

To celebrate the launch of our Carnegie Story Trail at Ledmore & Migdale Woods we’ve launched a special art competition for children.

Take part by Sunday 30 August

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