• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: June 21, 2018
  • Updated: June 30, 2018
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 10.89 km
  • Duration 2 h 45 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 1 m
  • Peak 158 m
  • Climb 335 m
  • Descent 335 m

The town of Newburgh sits proudly on the Northern shores of Fife.

This 11km walking route joins the town with the village and hill of Lindores.

My Father Tom has shared many walking routes with the Walk Fife community and the response that he received has encouraged me to share this trail with you all.

The starting point for this route is the Gardens Road park which sits on the shoreline. There is a small car park with space enough for a dozen cars but if full there plenty of places around the town where you can park up. The town can be easily reached by bus.

Leave the car park and head South along West Shore Road and out onto the the High Street. Turn right and take you first left up Hill Road under the rail bridge and onward up the hill. The road will give way to a track taking you out into the woods and then fields. Take care if you have kids and dogs with you are the path passes by the open quarry workings.

The route then leads you through fields and gently winds Eastwards before meeting a more establish farm track which leads you South-east through Ormiston Farm. Be watchful for fame machinery and vehicles as you pass through the farm yard. The farm road meets up with the B936 where you will turn left.

This next stage involves some road walking so please be careful especially as the verges are narrow. Follow the road for approximately 500 m until you see the turning for Grange of Lindores (signposted). Take this turning and walkthrough the village down towards the bridge crossing the rail line and onwards to Lindores itself. At this point you may wish to stop and explore the valley and sitting by the loch is a nice place for a picnic before carrying on the walk.

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

At the junction turn left and walk along the A913 for roughly 250m until you see a farm road turning on the right (signposted Braeside of Lindores). Take this turning and walk up the road. This road passes by the farm and slowly gives way to a rough track which will lead you up to the top of Lindores Hill.

The view from the top is rewarding and it is worth stopping there for while. From here you can either decide to retrace your steps or follow this route and head down the hill on the North side and down over Park Hill (home of the Parkhill Bear). This stage does involves walking along the edge of fields which can be very muddy even in the warmer weather so be prepared.

The trail eventually meets up with a path and leads you past Old Parkhill Farm and down into Newburgh where you can head down to the coat and follow the roads back to the Gardens Road park and your starting point.

This route takes around 3-4 hours to walk at a moderate pace and I suggest that walkers walkers should take insect repellent and bug nest along with them in the summer. This a enjoyable route for small groups of able walkers provided they are prepared for the sections of road walking that this route involves.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Jim Cree.

View route on OS Maps -

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