• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: November 9, 2017
  • Updated: November 10, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 13 km
  • Duration 3 h 17 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 78 m
  • Peak 202 m
  • Climb 207 m
  • Descent 207 m

The Fife countryside is covered with many good walking routes that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

This route begins in the small village of New Gliston and takes advantage of the network of minor roads in the area.

The route begins in the village. There are plenty of places to park up but please not not block any of the residents of the village. This 13km route involves a lot of road walking on quiet minor roads. Care has to be taken when walking on roads.

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

Leave the village heading West and at the road junction turn right and follow the road. You will follow this road for approximately 3km as it winds it’s way NW through the farmland. The walking is easy going and the views over the fields are nice no matter the weather. The road meets a junction to a busier road where you need to turn left and head towards the village of Ceres (1km away).

Ceres is a excellent place to stop and take time to explore. The Fife Folk Museum is a nice stop and it has a nice cafe as well. After you have finished exploring the village head out on South Croftdyke Road. This road has a path alongside it for a short distance up to the hamlet of Teassesmill and afterwards it is back to road walking.

After 3km of walking you will see a turning towards Bankhead Farm on the left side of the road (OS Grid Ref. NO 4041 0902). Turn on to the road an follow it as it passes by the farm and changes in to a rough farm track. This track will lead you South past Garr Hills, Triangle woods and past Hill Teases Farm. The track then meets the road where you need to turn left. Follow the road for 2km and you will arrive back at your start point.

This route can be started in Ceres instead of New Gilston and there are lots of geocaches in the area to be found and logged.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Audrey Shepard.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1631574/New-Gliston-Loop-Walk-Fife

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