• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: October 5, 2017
  • Updated: October 6, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 20 km
  • Duration 4 h 59 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
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There are many excellent long distance hidden walking routes throughout Fife.

There is a lot of the Fife countryside that remains unseen for many walkers.

This 20km route begins in the centre of the village of Blairhall but it can be started at any point on the route. Some parts of the route involves walking along the edge of some minor roads so care has to be taken.

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 start point head SW through the housing estate and out onto the main road (B9037). Follow the path as the road heads south and look out for the entrance to the West Fife Way footpath. Once on the footpath turn right and follow the path for approximately 4.5 km. The footpath is well maintained and excellent for walking, running and cycling alike.

At OS Grid NS 95668 9116 turn right off the footpath into a small car park (alternative starting point). Cross through the car park and out on to the road. There are no paths but this road is normally very quiet but take care and keep to the edge when approaching the blind bends.

Follow the road for approximately 2.5km as it winds its way through the neighbouring woodlands until it meets a more substantial road (B913) where you turn right and follow it. Again there are no paths on the is road but the verge are wide enough to stand up on to avoid traffic. The views over the farmland are nice and open.

The road leads you into the village of Saline. Follow the road through the village until you reach Oakley Road on your right . Follow this road out of the village. The road has very narrow verges and can be busy with traffic so be alert. Follow the road for 3km until you enter the village of Comrie. Turn right and follow the road out of Comrie towards Blairhall (about 1.5km). This part of the route has a well maintained footpath and easy walking. When you meet the sign post for the village turn left and follow the road back to your starting point.

This a good walk for fine weather while with friends. It is not suitable for those with limited walking abilities due to the high narrow grass verges alongside some parts. It certainly does get you feet moving and your heart pumping.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Louise.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1557865/Loopy-Lous-Loop-Walk-Fife

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