• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: September 20, 2016
  • Updated: February 8, 2017
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Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 7 km
  • Duration 1 h 51 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
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The Hill of Tarvit overlooks the picturesque village of Ceres and is a nice walk for summer and autumn.

This walking route is suitable for more able walkers.

The route begins in the car park in the centre of Ceres opposite The Fife Folk Museum and makes it way out towards the hill via quite country lanes. As you reach the base of the hill you will walk by the Hill of Tarvit Mansion which is managed by the National Trust for Scotland (www.nts.org.uk ).

The start of the hill is steep and very muddy in wet weather but is a enjoyable stretch. When you reach the top you will find a Ordnance Survey trig point (OS Grid NO 3754 1207) and a rather grand monument. The view on a clear day is beautiful and you will be amazed that you are only at 211m.

The route down is a reverse of the ascent taking care not to slide or trip. When you reach the main road (Wemysshall Road) turn left and walk back towards Ceres. Take care as there are no pavements to walk along but the grass verges are fairly wide to allow to step off the road to avoid on coming traffic.

When you reach the village turn right and make your way back in to the centre. It is well worthwhile stopping off and visiting The Fife Folk Museum and especially as they have an lovely tearoom (www.fifefolkmuseum.org).

Route shared with Walk Fife by Wendy Lawson.

View route on OS Maps -
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/913905/Hill-of-Tarvit-Circular-Walk-Fife

1. Start - Centre Of Ceres

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The route begins in the car park in the centre of Ceres opposite The Fife Folk Museum and makes it way out towards the hill via quite country lanes

2. End - Ceres Car Park

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It is well worthwhile stopping off and visiting The Fife Folk Museum and especially as they have an lovely tearoom.

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