• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: November 18, 2016
  • Updated: February 8, 2017
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Route type: Family Friendly
Difficulty grade: Grade 1

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  • Distance 9 km
  • Duration 2 h 12 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
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This walking route takes in the woodland trails located on the edge of the small town of Cardenden.

I cover this walking route 3-4 times each week with my two lively springer spaniels and it always has something new to see.

The woods are popular with dog walkers, cyclists and bird watchers alike. The woodlands are full of signs of the areas rich industrial past. The pathways are fairly stable but there are sections that can be very muddy in winter and wet weather so be prepared. The area is under the control of the Forestry Commission.

The route begins at the entrance point on Carden Avenue and there is limited car parking available outside the Cardenden Library. The beginning of the route is sign posted.

The route passes alongside New Carden Plantation (there is a geocache nearby) on into Sunnyside Plantation. There is an Ordnance Survey Trig Point at OS Grid NT 2392 9461. Follow the path along the edge of the woodland and on towards the footbridge.

Shortly after you cross the bridge there is the ruins of the 16th century Carden Tower. Care has to be taken here are the area is popular with motocross riders who use the track nearby.

Continue to follow the path around Tullylumb Plantation. Leaving the plantation you head into Bairns Bridge Wood and you then follow the Den burn back towards the town itself and you start point.

The route normally take me around a little over 2 hours to complete

Route shared with Walk Fife by Alison Blair

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/931329/Cardenden-Circular-Walk-Fife

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The route begins at the entrance point on Carden Avenue and there is limited car parking available outside the Cardenden Library. The beginning of the route is sign posted.

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