• Author: Creative109876zT
  • Created: October 19, 2018
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 13 km
  • Duration 3 h 21 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 55 m
  • Peak 423 m
  • Climb 399 m
  • Descent 399 m

Freuchie is a lovely little village in view of the Lomond hills.

There are plenty of walking routes throughout the area for walkers to enjoy all year round.

This route begins in the car park in the centre of Freuchie. The village can be reached by the local bus service which is fairly regular during the working week. This 13.5 km walking route can be challenging to walk in poor weather so please make sure you are prepared.

Leave the car park and head in towards the village and turn left and walk along Lomond Road. At the end of the street follow the path a dn cross over the bridge spanning the burn. After crossing turn left and follow the track down past the farm on and to a rough path that heads towards the Lomond Hills. This path can be muddy, uneven and at times overgrown so be careful with your footing.

The path leads you out to the A912 where you need to turn left and carefully walk along the road for approx 15m before taking the turning signposted for East Lomond. This minor road leads you up the hill to the car park at the radio mast situated on the slopes of East Lomond.

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

The road is fairly steep and can be quick busy with runners, cyclists and cars so be alert at all times and keep into the edge. The car park has picnic benches and is a perfect place for a quick snack before heading the top of the hill. From the carpark follow the track on the right up to the top of the hill. The view is superb and it is worth stopping to enjoy it to the fullest.

From this point there are a few options to head but this route heads down the initially steep path towards the Craigmead car park. After the steep start tot he path it soon breaks into nice gently descent through the fields. The car park is another good stopping point and has the advantage of having a toilet should it be required.

The next leg of the walk starts by leaving the car park and turing left towards Falkland. This road can be very busy at the weekend with cars and cyclists so again please be careful. At OS Grid NO 2331 0668 you have the option to follow the Mapsie Den down to the village or if the weather is against you you can carry on down the hill following the road. The Mapsie Den route is far more enjoyable and there are a numbr of trails you can follow to take you down the hill.

When you arrive at the village follow West Port street along to the High Street. Falkland has plenty of places to stop for a cuppa and well deserved treat. You can at this point decide to hope on a bus back to Freuchie or walk as we did through the village and out through Newton of Falkland and onwards to Freuchie and your end point.

This a pleasant walk to enjoy with friends. There are nice places to stop off to have a cuppa in both Falkland and Freuchie and there are plenty of geocaches in and around the area for those keen treasure hunters.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Jenny Barnwell.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2607224/Freuchie-and-East-Lomond-Loop-Walk-Fife

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