Both the St Andrews University Photographic Archive and Historic Environment Scotland have some interesting old photos of the Lade Braes and the water mills, some as early as 1900. Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce them on LadeBraes.net due to copyright restrictions, so I have added direct links to them from these pages: Lade Braes History, Denbrae Mill, Law Mill and New Mill.
What is geocaching? It’s an outdoor treasure hunting game using the GPS features of your smartphone. Great for kids (of all ages), players navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are currently over 2.3 million geocaches worldwide. Caches can be any size, typically from 1cm “nanos” up to boxes of about 30cm. All contain a log sheet which must be signed and most contain swappable items. By logging “finds” on the Geocaching.com web site, players can track their own progress and other players can see who has been finding the caches.
There are currently 7 geocaches along the Lade Braes Walk. To join in the game, register your details at Geocaching.com and download a smartphone app such as cGeo (Android). Happy hunting!
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is conducting a survey of red squirrel sightings to monitor the decline of this native species due to encroachment by the American grey squirrel. Some grey squirrels can look quite brown in places but red squirrels are easily identified by their long ear tufts. If you see a red squirrel, please report it to the SWT here.
Lade Braes map sign
It’s been a few years since these map signs appeared in the Lade Braes. Can you spot the mistakes?