- Created: May 19, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 6 km
- Duration 1 h 24 min
- AVG speed 4 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
Lucklaw Hill sits outside the village of Balmullo and overlooks the surrounding farmland.
The area surrounding the village is ideal for fair weather walking and this walking route is one of many.
I was originally told about this route by a fellow dog walker where I live in nearby Leuchars and over the years I have expanded it to include more of the trails I have found.
The walk starts in Ballmullo on School Road. There are numerous of places to park your car in the village and it can be reached by the local bus service as well.
Follow the road out of the village and take you first left onto a minor road. These roads are generally quiet but please do take care. The route then starts to wind it’s way though the countryside passing by many pretty cottages and fields with very curious animals. I have been told there is a farmer who keeps Alpacas somewhere nearby but I have still yet to see them.
The trail eventually begins to climb up the hill and the road ends and a woodland begins. Midge repellent is a good idea here. Shortly after entering the woods take the first turning left and follow the path through the woodland and up to the hill top.
The top of the hill is marked by a Ordnance Survey Trig Point (OS Grid Ref. NO 4189 2162). The hill isn’t the biggest in the region but it does offer some nice views over the village.
From the top you can backtrack following the way you came to the top or you can follow a path west and loop down into the woodland and back to the entrance to the wood.
Leaving the wood follow the road down wards and past the turning you walked earlier until the road meets School Road. Turn right and follow the road and you will be taken back to the start.
My dog Lucy and I have enjoyed this walk many times and often take friends with us. Ideal for a summer evening stroll.
Route shared with Walk Fife by Amanda Kelvin.