• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: April 28, 2017
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Route type: Short Strolls
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance 7 km
  • Duration 1 h 51 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m

Loch Fitty sits on the outskirts of the village of Kingseat and was once a very popular fishing spot.

This Grade 2 walking route begins in the village and lops out into the surrounding countryside.

The starting point is a small car park in Church Street. If this is full there are plenty of other places around the village to park.

Leaving Church Street turn right on to Main Street heading North out of the village. As you leave the village you will also leave the path behind and you will begin to walk along the edge of the road. The grass verge is wide enough to step upon when traffic passes. After a short walk you will reach a War Memorial and next to it there is a path way which you then follow.

The path then begins to wander in to the countryside. On the left you will see the loch and to the right you will see the edge of the former opencast mine. The trail follows the edge of the mine along some rough dirt tracks. This part of the walk id popular with mountain bike riders so take care if you have children or dogs with you especially when approaching bends.

The route begins to loop back towards the loch and passes through some very muddy parts so be prepared. As you reach the loch side you will be able to see across the water and beyond. The trial then skirts along the edge of the loch and back towards the main road leading you back to your start point.

This is  nice stroll but does has some challenges including mud, unstable paths and plenty of midges so it may not be one for everyone to enjoy.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Angela McGuire.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1207310/Loch-Fitty-Circular-Walk-Fife

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