- Created: October 20, 2017
- Updated: October 26, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 17.66 km
- Duration 4 h 24 min
- AVG speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
The Milkshake Ramble is a route our club walked and enjoyed in the summer of 2017.
This 18km walking route starts and ends in Saline and involves mainly road walking on some quiet roads.
The walk begins in the village of Saline on North Street. There is a small car park opposite the end of the street and the village can be reached by bus.
From the starting point walk NW following North Road out of the village. The path ends after you leave the village and you will be then walking on the road surface which is easy walking but please be aware of cars, farm machinery and cyclists. Follow this road for just over 5km as it heads NW through the countryside.
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
When you reach the main road (A977) turn right and follow the path through the village of Blairingone. After leaving the village look for the turning right on to a farm road (OS Grid Ref. NS 9968 9726) cross over and follow the road as it arcs through the farmland.
The road eventually meets Gatwhinzean where you need to turn right , follow the road for 0.5km to Powmill and then turn right on to the A823. If you would like a refreshment shop before turning on to the A823 then head up to the Powmill Milkbar and enjoy a milkshake or cuppa beef heading out on the return stretch. A very welcoming place for walkers.
The A823 is a very busy and fast road so take extra care on this stretch. Follow the road for approximately 2.5km and turn right on to the road signposted for Saline (OS Grid Ref. NT 0356 9545). This road is a lot quieter than the previous road and leads though some very pretty countryside and through the tiny hamlet of Balgonar. Following this road eventually leads you back to your start point in Saline.
Route shared with Walk Fife by The Canmore Clumpers.
View route on OS Maps -
1. PowmIll Milkbar
The PowmIll Milkbar is a popular stop for walkers and cyclists. The selection of food on offer is very good and the staff are very friendly. Well worth stopping off at should you walk this route or find yourselves passing through the village.