• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: January 4, 2018
  • Updated: January 5, 2018
Route type: Short Strolls
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 4.64 km
  • Duration 1 h 9 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 33 m
  • Peak 114 m
  • Climb 100 m
  • Descent 100 m

This is a short walking route for those who want to get their heart pumping.

After a few weeks of enjoying the holidays to the fullest I needed to get a good stretch to kick off 2018.

The route begins at a parking spot outside of Aberdour. There is plenty of space for several cars here and further down the road. Leaving the start point head out onto the main road and turn left and walk alongside the road for approximately 500m until you meet the turning for Cockairnie.

Cross over the main road and on to the minor road leading towards Cockairnie. There are no footpaths for this stage of the route but the road is normally very quiet but please remain alert to traffic and farm machinery using the road.

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

Follow the road under the railway bridge and towards Otterston Loch. The loch is a popular lunch time stop for locals in the warmer months as it has a very friendly bird population and the view over the loch is pleasant.

Leaving the loch follow the road as it winds up the hill for approximately 800m until you reach a farm track on the right at OS Grid Reference NT 1688 8598. Follow the track through the farmland and as it passes through Pleasant farm. Take care when passing through the farm and stay to the track that follows the left edge of the farm.

After passing through the farm carry on following the track down to the main road (B9157). Turn right and follow the road up to the roundabout. This road is often busy so please keep to the left side of the road where there is enough grass verge to stand on to avoid traffic. At the roundabout cross over the road and head back to your start point.

This route is enjoyable and the uphill section is excellent for blowing away the winter cobwebs.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Phil Duncan.

View route on OS Maps -

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