• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: November 4, 2016
  • Updated: August 21, 2017
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 5.27 km
  • Duration 1 h 19 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
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Braefoot Point reaches out into the Firth of Forth and is full of hidden surprises.

The route begins and ends in Dalgety Bay but can be approached from the Aberdour side as well.

The starting point for this route is next to the Cornerstone Church. There are plenty of spaces for parking your car here throughout the week. The local bus service will also allow you begin near here.

Follow the farm road past the church and up the hill past the farm itself. The road turns into a slightly rougher track downwards towards the shore. When you reach the bottom of the hill you can stop off and visit the ruins of the medieval church St Bridget’s Kirk which is a Historic Scotland site.

Leaving the church you ten make your way along the track towards Braefoot Point. Entering the woodland you will see a well trodden path to follow. Take care as this woodland is very popular with mountain bikers.

As you walk through the woodland you will see the remains of the Braefoot Point Battery and Search Light Point a former military installation which was operational in both WW1 and WW2. These hidden structures are fascinating to explore.

Once through the woodland you will reach the shore and on to the old stone jetty that takes you out in to the Firth of Forth where the views are fantastic especially at sunset in the summer months.

The return stretch leads you along the rocky shore of Dalgety Bay itself and back into the woodland. If you struggle with the rocky walk you can simply walk back the way you came. Leaving the woodland follow the track up to the right and walk along the fenced path next through the fields up on to a section of the Fife Coastal Path which you can follow back to the starting point.

I walk this route several times each week with my dogs and every day I see something new.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Jennifer.

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