• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: December 16, 2016
  • Updated: February 8, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 10 km
  • Duration 2 h 37 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
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Flagstaff Hill lies outside the village of Colinsburgh and offers some nice views over the surrounding Fife countryside.

This walking route is suitable for most able bodied walkers and is best walked in the spring and summer months.

The route begins and ends in the village of Colinsburgh. There are plenty of places for on-street parking. There is a pub midway along the main street where you can enjoy a drink and a snack after your walk and there is small shop nearby if you forgot to stock up on supplies before it.

The route takes from the centre of the village towards the west following  the main road (B942). The path alongside the road is fairly well maintained and flat making it easy walking.

After short distance you will turn right onto a minor single lane road. Care must be taken when walking this stretch especially at the bends as some drivers tend to take the road at a fairly high speed. The road meanders through the countryside until our turn off in to the fields and onwards towards the hill itself. The beginning of the field path is marked by a small wooden sign. In autumn and winter this part of the route can be very muddy.

Follow the path upwards on to the hill and towards the top which is approx 200m. The top of the hill is actually off the path and towards the centre of the field. Leaving the top you make your way towards another path (near some communication masts). You may have to hop a fence at this point so take care.

Follow the path until it reaches the minor road you originally started upon. From there you can follow your original route back to Collinsburgh.

My friends and I walked this route in the summer of 2016 as we were curious about the hill's name and were keen to explore it and I am glad we did as it is a very pleasant wander through the Fife countryside.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Agnes Baker

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/958167/Flagstaff-Hill-Walk-Fife

1. Start - Colinsburgh

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The route begins and ends in the village of Colinsburgh. There are plenty of places for on-street parking.

2. End - Colinsburgh

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There is a pub midway along the main street where you can enjoy a drink and a snack after your walk.

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