• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: April 20, 2018
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 21 km
  • Duration 5 h 18 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 36 m
  • Peak 215 m
  • Climb 262 m
  • Descent 255 m

The farmland between the villages of Falkland and Ceres provides a nice place to walk and explore.

This 22km walking route joins the two in a grade 3 ramble ideal for small groups.

The route can begin in either village and for this walk we started in Falkland in the car park next to the library and community hall. This is not a circular route but returning to the starting point is easy as the two villages are connected by the number 64 bus service.

There are legs of this walk that involve walking along minor roads, crossing busy roads and walking along the edges of fields. There are not many places to stop and rest between the two villages so a packed lunch and plenty of water is advisable.

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

As this is a long route, we are not going to describe it turn by turn as the description will be too long and overly complicated. Instead we have broken up the route into stages which will highlight various parts of the route you should be made aware of and the fine detail of the directions can be viewed on the map and the supplied gpx file.

Falkland to Newton of Falkland

Leaving the car park head down on to the main street running through Falkland and follow the road down to the A912. Follow the road for approximately 10m and look for a turning on the left which take you not a path that will lead you to the outskirts of the village of Newton of Falkland. This section is easy walking and ideal to get you warmed up for the rest of the walk.

Newton of Falkland to Kingskettle

The trail from Newton of Falkland to Kingskettle takes advantage of the minor roads and farm tracks that connect the two. The scenery is nice and the walking is easy going.

Kingskettle to Clatto Reservoir

This leg of the route takes you deeper into the countryside and starts to get a bit hilly but the gradients are gentle. The roads and tracks in this stage can be very busy with traffic associated with the surrounding farms so care must be taken. There are areas where the surface of the tracks are uneven and muddy so make sure you are wearing suitable footwear. The reservoir is a good place to stop for lunch and enjoy the wildlife.

Clatto Reservoir to Ceres

This final leg of the route takes you from the reservoir to the village of Ceres and involves walking along the edge of several fields following the course of an ancient pathway. This was very muddy and slightly overgrown when we walked this part but still very pleasant and the scenery is lovely. The track eventually morphs into a more established farm road which leads you directly into Ceres. The village offers a number of places to refresh yourself and we can recommend the cafe in the Fife Folk Museum.

This is a really nice walk to enjoy with friends.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Leah Wilson

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2017892/Falkland-to-Ceres-Walk-Fife

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