• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: July 13, 2017
  • Updated: July 14, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance 15 km
  • Duration 3 h 43 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
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  • Peak 0 m
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The town of Cupar offers many good walking routes through the surrounding farmland.

This is my second walking route shared with Walk Fife and this is one my informal walking club of friends and family recently walked.

The route begins in the town’s free car park. This starting point can be easily reached by bus and the town can be reached by rail as well.

The route is Grade 2 and can be completed in around 4 - 4.5 hours at a leisurely pace including stops.

Leaving the starting point the route follows East Burnside Street and onto Bank Street which will lead you out of the town and into the countryside. There is a path alongside the road for the first few km’s but this soon gives way to grass verge so please be alert to the on coming traffic.

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

Turn right at the sign for Foodieash and continue along the road. The route meanders through the countryside and through the tiny village of Foodieash itself.

A short distance after leaving the village you have the option to turn right at OS Grid Reference NO 3791 1706 on to a farm track which leads you to Foodie Hill.

The hill is not particularly high or scenic but we wanted to have a look as we have each driven past it many times over the years. You can bypass this section of the route and carry on along the road but if you do chose to walk up to it take care as the nearby farm is very active.

The route carries along the road for another approx 2km before turning right towards Denbrae. This section of the route has plenty of wildflowers to see in the summer. Follow the road up to the cottages and take the turning right which leads you down through the countryside past the Craigfoodie on the left and on in to the village of Dairsie. The nearby Dairsie Inn makes a good rest stop and serves very good lunches.

The route then is fairly simple and follows the path alongside the A914 back to Cupar and your starting point and no doubt a nearby cafe for a well earned cuppa and sticky bun.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Tam C.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1379279/Foodie-Hill-Loop-Walk-Fife

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