• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: September 6, 2018
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 15.87 km
  • Duration 3 h 58 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 73 m
  • Peak 171 m
  • Climb 202 m
  • Descent 202 m

Kinglassie is a small village that lies to the West of Glenrothes.

This 16km walking route is a combination of pavement and road walking and is perfect for small groups.

The route begins outside Kinglassie Parish Church. There are plenty places to park your car in the village and you can reach the start point by bus.

Leave the church and walk down to the main road and head East out of the village. Shortly after leaving the village take the road turning left (signposted for Fife Airport).

This quiet road does not have any paths so care has to be taken. Please wear bright clothing so approaching and passing traffic are aware of your position at all times. Our group make use of hi-visibility vests when walking trails like these and I would recommend other follow suit. The grass verge is wide enough to step up onto should you need to avoid any traffic. You will follow this road for the majority of the route (approx 8km).

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

The views over the farmland are beautiful and the walking is easy for the majority of the trail. There are plenty of wee siding to stop and rest along this stretch of the walk.

Shortly after passing by the tiny village of Balbedie, the road gets busies as you approach a number of road junctions. Keep veer left following the signs for Ballingry. You will eventually reach a junction where you have the option to turn right for Ballingry or carry straight on - you need to carry straight over (B9097).

Follow the road down to the main road and turn right to Kinglassie (B921) at this point the path returns and the walking back to the village and the end point is easy walking.

This walking route is best walked in fair weather as there are very few points where you can seek shelter.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Carrie.

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