• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: August 24, 2017
  • Updated: August 25, 2017
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 15 km
  • Duration 3 h 37 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
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A circular walk from Letham Glen, through local woods above Kennoway, on farmyard tracks and woodland paths with good views.

This route can be quite hard going in parts, especially in poor weather and is not suitable for those with limited walking abilities, make sure you wear suitable footwear.

This walk starts and ends at the car park in the Glen.

Follow the path northward to head toward the top of the Glen and follow the path as it turns left up and out of the Glen. Once out of the Glen turn right to follow the path as it leads to Coldstream Farm and out-buildings, be sure to follow the path around the farm as signposted.

Up ahead the path splits in two, follow the left path climbing steadily upwards eventually leading towards the main Cupar to Kennoway road. (There is a small stretch of the path that at certain times of the year becomes overgrown, so be prepared to beat a path through this small stretch), or walk along the field edge. You will eventually reach the main road, where you will have to cross over onto the path on the left that is signed as Kilmux.

Continue on this path turning left then right past some farm buildings until you again turn right to the end of a row of cottages. You will now have reached the edge of a field which should be crossed with care (keeping to the edge or any defined Tractor tracks, depending on crop growth), to the copse of trees up ahead (Colliston Hill).

Follow the path to the right around the tree line then a left turn that takes you onto a straight stretch of about a mile in length. Sadly due to some recent large scale deforestation of the area this track can now be at times be quite boggy, so patience and care should be taken especially after rainfall.

After this stretch is negotiated, there are some spots to rest at and to rejuvenate the body, as you have now reached around half way, and the highest point of this walk, (almost downhill the rest of the way, hurrah!!). So to the final half of the walk.

After you feel rested, carry on along the track for a small distance where a path leads off to the left eventually into some trees. Carry on along the path passing through a gate, remembering to close it behind you. Which will pass by farm buildings, where you will come upon a large farm gate with a small gate to the left hand side.

Pass through this gate onto a track which will lead down into Baintown. Taking care while turning left on to the small road leading to Bonnybank, and again to the main Kennoway to Cupar road. Where a left turn is made to follow the path to the Bus Turning circle, then carefully across the road to turn left to follow a small stretch on a, at times, very busy road.

After this small stretch is negotiated turn right to follow the Drummaird to Wester Durie right of way, passing by Meggie Den on the left, to meet up with another main road, to Leven. Crossing carefully over onto, this time a good footpath left to Leven, further ahead again carefully crossing over, into the Durie Estate at the small row of cottages.

This last stage takes you past the impressive Durie House to reach a gate to the path that leads back to the entrance to the Glen. This time crossing to the footpath on the other side of Scoonie Burn. Which will lead you back to the Glen car park at the starting point of the walk.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Mick Fife.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1480957/Letham-Glen-Circular-Route-Walk-Fife

1. Letham Glen

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Address: Scoonie Brae, Leven KY8 5TD

Letham Glen facilities include: Car Park, Toilets, Sunken Garden Pond, Woodland Walk, Nature Trail, Millennium Cross, Play Area, Fitness Area, Craft Centre, Picnic tables and seating.

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