• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: July 28, 2017
Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 8.63 km
  • Duration 2 h 9 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
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Ladybank sits in the flat area of farmland known as the Howe of Fife.

The village is a great starting pointing for those who enjoy road walking and cycling.

There are several geocaches in the area that you can log. This walking route begins next to the Ladybank train station and can be reached easily by bus and car with plenty of spaces throughout the village for parking.

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

Leaving the train station follow Commercial Crescent out of the village and under the railway track. As you come out from the underpass take the sharp left onto Pitlessie road.

This road is fairly quite during week days but can be very busy in the evenings and weekends so please be very careful. The road is well maintained and there are grass verges to stand up on if you need avoid oncoming traffic.

Follow the road as it gently bends right and carry on until you see the sign for the fishery. At this point you can either carry on or stop and have look over small loch called The Wilderness. Popular with both bird watchers and anglers the loch is good place to have a break. Moving on from the loch follow the road to a T-junction where you turn left onto a slightly busier road. Follow this road for approximately 1km.

Where the road takes a sharp bend right stop and turn left onto a farm access track. This track can be muddy and slippy so be careful and also watch out for tractors etc. Follow the track to where it meets a fork and take the right spur passing by the static caravan park on the left. This track eventually leads you to the A92 where you turn left and follow for a short distance up to the entrance for Ladybank Golf Course.

Walk down the access to the course and when you reach the club house head to the corner and follow the path under the rail line to the second car park which leads you back into the village of Ladybank. From here you can follow Golf Street which takes you along the path of the rail line back towards your starting point.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Peter Macken
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