• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: September 21, 2017
  • Updated: September 22, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance 13 km
  • Duration 3 h 13 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
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Freuchie is a lovely little village and can be found near the more well known village of Falkland.

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 13km walking route is fairly easy to walk but it does involve some road walking on some quiet minor roads.

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

Leave the car park, turn right and walk along Lomond Road until it meets the High Street. Turn right and walk along the High Street and take the first turning left and then take the second turning left. This is the beginning of the route proper and there are very few turns to navigate after this point.

Follow the road out of the village into the farmland. You can see from the view why this area of Fife is well known for its farming. There is no footpath along this stretch of the route but the grass verge are wide enough to step upon if you are required to do so. This road is normally very quiet but it is popular with groups of cyclists so make sure if you have a dog or small children with you that you keep them close at hand.

After 1/2 km you will reach a small cross road where you will carry straight on. There are plenty of active famers in this are so take care and be alert to farm machinery moving between fields.

A little over 1km later there is a fork in the road where you need to veer left and follow the road as it arches it’s way through the countryside towards the wee village of Dunshalt. When the road meets the end of Main Street turn left and follow the road through and out of the village. The route now has a footpath to follow as you head towards Falkland. The view of the Lomond hills from this point can be quite dramatic and are a perfect backdrop for some photos.

When you reach beginning of Falkland follow the main road (A912) to the left and take your second left on to Newton Road (B936). Again this stretch has a foot path to follow and takes you out of the village straight through it’s neighbour, Newton, and back to your start point in Freuchie.

This a pleasant walk all year round. 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/1541325/Freuchie-Loop-Walk-Fife

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