• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: October 3, 2016
  • Updated: February 8, 2017
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Route type: Short Strolls
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Duration 1 h 5 min
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The Hill of Beath is a often forgotten about hill between the outskirts of Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath.

The hill is only 240m high but it offers some nice views over the surrounding towns and countryside (ideal for budding photographers).

There are number of different ways to access the hill but my favoured one is on the eastern side. The route starts on Neatherbeath Road turning off Kingseat Road. There are plenty of places to park your car in the streets off Kingseat Road but avoid parking in the hotel car park as they get annoyed as it is for customers only.

Follow the route across the bridge over the M90 motorway and turn left towards the hill following the track. The track is fairly even and easy going. At the point you reach the run up to another bridge you will cross in to the fields. Take care not to disturb the sheep that graze there. The fields are prone to flooding and can be very muddy and slippery.

Follow the path along the base of the hill and then work your way up. The initial climb is steep so take your time. Once you reach the top you will see a Ordnance Survey trig point (OS Grid NT 1376 9005). The view is great on a clear day.

The route down is slightly steep so take care with your footing here. Once you reach the bottom you cross over to Neatherbeath Road and you can head back along the track towards the starting point.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Leah.

View route on OS Maps -
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/913867/Hill-Of-Beath-Walk-Fife

1. Start - Neatherbeath Road

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The route starts on Neatherbeath Road turning off Kingseat Road. There are plenty of places to park your car in the streets off Kingseat Road but avoid parking in the hotel car park as they get annoyed as it is for customers only.

2. End

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The route down is slightly steep so take care with your footing here. Once you reach the bottom you cross over to Neatherbeath Road and you can head back along the track towards the starting point.

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