• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: June 8, 2018
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 1.67 km
  • Duration 25 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 92 m
  • Peak 135 m
  • Climb 60 m
  • Descent 30 m

Start in the heart of Auchtertool village at the small village green opposite the former Tiel Bar&Restaurant (currently vacant).

Bus 16 stops here, Camilla Care home is very close by.

Face south-east and walk between houses to your right and Kiwi to your left.

When you leave houses to your right you could turn right to access “George VI Field” for ball games, pick-nick or play park. For this route continue straight on south-east, downhill (muddy when wet – wellies recommended) till you reach the kissing gate with signpost.

Here turn sharp right into the field and head west – careful, this field has young irritable cattle April-Oct/Nov. If you take a dog, keep it close on the leish. ‘Farm land code’ is displayed.

Continue west on grassy track, down to a field gate (strong  hands to open).

Continue in same direction between hawthorns and bushes, then left to another field gate (open and close by unhooking a chain), and right again westwards. There is a wee overgrown pond below beautiful woodland to your right.

Continue westwards till you reach quiet public road (through field gate). Turn left, walk on quiet country lane for 100 yards.

When you reach Kirkton Farm, turn right through the gate to access the grassy track up to the Kirk. Coming close to the Kirk you can go up right to the car park or continue up on the track left to reach the 8 steps leading to the Kirk south gate.

Through it you enter the Kirk yard – lots of legends of ghosts, secret tunnels here, and an outstanding peace and quiet for inspiration. People come here for free community concerts, school visits, sunny lunch breaks on the bench, weddings, funerals, the beautiful interior of the Kirk and Sunday worship 9:30am. Amazing views over countryside and Firth of Forth to Dunbar, too!

Return by same route for different views to the village.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Marc Prowe.

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