• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: June 15, 2018
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 13.52 km
  • Duration 3 h 24 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 4 m
  • Peak 50 m
  • Climb 124 m
  • Descent 124 m

The village of Cairneyhill is ideally located for people looking for gentle but enjoyable walks.

This route was walked recently by our walking group one evening in the fine summer weather.

The meeting and starting point for this route is outside The Maltings Hotel. This point can be easily reached by local bus or by car.

Leave the hotel and head west along the main street for a short distance until you see Muriside Lane on the left. Cross over the road and walk down the lane as it leads out of the village and into the fields. The lane will lead you out to the A985 which you then need to carefully cross on to the path on the opposite side. After crossing turn left and head towards the village of Crombie. Before reaching Crombie you will see a minor road on the right signposted for Bullions. Head down this road.

After approximately 800m you will come upon a turning to the right. Take this turning and walk down through the tiny hamlet of Bullions and the coast of the Firth of Forth. After reaching the coast turn right and walk along the path which leads towards Torryburn. After about 300m you will see Shoreside cottage and a path leading right (looks overgrown but there is a path honest). This path takes you up into the tree line Westwards until you reach a fork in the path where you will join the Fife Coastal Path. Turn right and follow the track back towards Crombie tracing your earlier step.

When you arrive back at the A985 turn right and walk through Crombie and out the other side. Carry on this road until you see a sign post for Pitliver. Carefully cross the road and follow the road / track through the hamlet of Pitliver. When you reach edge of Pitliver House veer right over the footbridge that crosses the rail line.

The track then take you to Glendevon Poultry Farm where you will exit onto a minor road. Turn left and follow the road into Crossford - this small stretch to the village involves walking on the road itself so take particular care.

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

On entering the village walk up to the main street and turn left following the road back to Cairneyhill and the start / end point.

This route is almost 14km long and takes around 3-4hours to walk at a gentle pace and stopping to admire the scenery.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Andy McIntosh.

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