- Created: September 6, 2017
- Updated: September 8, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 17 km
- Duration 4 h 7 min
- AVG speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
Our little walking group of friends often explore the countryside around the village of Leslie.
We thought we would share one of our longer walking routes from this past summer with you all.
The route is slightly under 17km and we feel that is a Grade 3 trail.
The route can begin at any point in Leslie but for our purposes we picked a meeting point that we were all familiar with. There plenty of places to park a car throughout the village and Leslie is well served by the local bus service.
Leaving the start point walk the path that follows the A911. The path is quite narrow and in need of some maintenance but it is easy walking. After approximately 1 km at OS Grid Ref NO 2327 0157 take the turning right on to Strathenry Avenue and into the countryside.
Follow the track as it makes it ways towards the Holl Reservoir. The walking is fairly easy going but insect repellent is a good addition to your day pack especially when you pass the reservoir. In terms of navigation this leg of the route is fairly simple as you really don’t leave the track as it makes its way deeper into the countryside and past Harperleas Reservoir.
At the end of the reservoir the track becomes less trodden as you cross over the Lothrie Burn. At OS Grid Ref NO 2015 0553 you will meet another trial. Turn right and head toward West Lomond before turning right again and following a faint trail through the fields eastwards. There are a few gates to tackle and it can be muddy and uneven in places so take care. The trail eventually meets a farm road which continues eastwards and the walking becomes easier.
At the t-junction at OS Grid Ref NO 2279 0588 turn right and follow the road southwards towards Leslie. The road was surprisingly busy with cars and bicycles when we walked the route so take care and be alert. This leg is just over 4km long and leads you back into the village where after turning right and taking a short walk through the village you will be returned to the start point.
This is a very pleasant walk to do with a group of friends. The views towards the Lomond Hills are picture perfect and there are plenty of nice places to stop to enjoy your lunch.
Route shared with Walk Fife by Ken Muir and friends.
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