• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: December 14, 2017
  • Updated: December 15, 2017
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Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance 5 km
  • Duration 1 h 13 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 7 m
  • Peak 37 m
  • Climb 43 m
  • Descent 43 m

The little hamlet of Abercrombie sits north of it’s larger coastal neighbour St Monans.

I have often wandered along the St Monans coast and this summer a friend suggested that we explore further inland.

The route begins on the pier of St Monans harbour which be easily reached by car and bus. Leaving the pier head East along the harbour road until turning left into Station Road. Follow this road up the hill to the main road (A917). Turn left and walk for approximately 30m before crossing over the road and onto the road leading out of the village towards Abercrombie.

The path alongside the road is in good condition and is easy to walk on. After approximately 1km you will arrive in the hamlet of Abercrombie. The hamlet is charming example of rural Fife. To continue the route follow the road through the village and out into the farmland. This second stage involves some road walking so please be careful.

Walk Fife note: Please abide by the Highway Code for walkers - you can learn more by visiting http://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/highway-code-for-walkers.aspx

After approximately 200m you will meet a t-junction where you need to turn right and follow the road for 500m to where it takes a sharp bend left. The bend you will see a track heading south into the field. This is a recognised path and will take you on a gentle and pleasant walk through the farmland. The track eventually leads you back to the Abercrombie road where you will turn left back into St Monans.

Head back on to Station road. From this point you can ether retrace your original route or take a turn left Inverie Street and then turn left on to Queen Margaret Street and then turn right on to Braehead road which will lead you back down to the harbour and will loop you around to your starting point.

This is a nice stroll in good weather and one I think will expand upon as I explore more of the paths and trails in the surrounding area and I will make sure to share my discoveries with Walk Fife.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Malcolm Brown.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1700574/Abercrombie-Loop-Walk-Fife

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