• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: August 18, 2017
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 14.50 km
  • Duration 3 h 37 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m

Like many others I work behind a my desk for eight hours each day and, like others, it has taken toll on my health.

To counter this a group of friends and I have started a informal walking group to help us get walking fit.

This walking route isn’t the most glamorous and there is not much to see along the way but it does offer a good mix of up hills climbs, flat roads and downhill winds all of which combined burn off the calories and gets your heart pumping.

This 9 mile (14.4km) route begins in Duloch park which is a ideal meeting point for our group but it can be started at any point on the route. Walk through the park towards Tesco and follow the path as it makes its way towards the main road.

Once on the main road (Greenshank Drive) turn left and follow it out to Aberdour Road where you turn left up the hill. Shortly after crossing the bridge over the motorway you will reach a t-junction where you will cross over on to the commuter path which leads you towards Dalgety Bay.

The path was corrected to allow commuters to easily walk or cycle to the train station and is a pleasant down hill walk. You can look over the fields towards the bridges and it does offer some nice views.

As you reach the train station you have to cross the road a and sane around the roundabout until you get onto the path leading to Inverkeithing alongside the busy A921. Follow the path into Inverkeithing and through the town exciting it back on to A921 which will lead you towards Rosyth.

The Rosyth stage of the route leads through the Rosyth Park which is nice and flat making your legs relax a little bit before heading up the hill towards Pitreavie. As you pass through Pitreavie you will pass the Castle which really is just stately home which has been converted into flats which is a great shame.

Leaving Pitreavie the route then leads you along Carnegie Avenue and on to Masterton Road for short distance before turning right on to Dover Road (first turning after the pond). This will lead you back up to Tesco and onwards to your start point.

Like I said at the beginning this route isn’t going to win awards for being the best walking route but it certainly gets you fit.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Joanne Stewart.

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