• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: April 14, 2017
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 5.90 km
  • Duration 1 h 28 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m

The route starts in the lovely sea side village of Limekilns.

There is plenty of parking along the front and even a couple of car parks.

You start to walk along the sea front, past the war memorial  and bear right up the hill. On reaching the summit there is a set of steps to the right which you head up, walk over the paths and head to the right towards the bowling club and a gate. (Keep closed behind you)

Walk through the woods enjoying the elevated views and on past the Pheasants pens then round to Broomhall Estate. Follow the blue signs and skirt the Hall and enjoy the grounds. Keep on the main route and this leads back to the main road from Rosyth to Kincardine.  Walk on the pavement and head back towards Rosyth.

When  you reach Pattiesmuir, cross the road and follow the path on the right which lead past a farm house and up hill towards some woods. This is still signposted with Cycle Paths and Fife Walk Routes purple markers.  Carry on through the woods and summit over looking for Forth.  Go downhill and follow the purple markers to a well trodden path behind the houses which finishes at the water front.

Head right past the Sailing club and head up on the pavement for a few yards till you head down towards the  beach again, follow the coastline back on to Limekilns and back to the sea wall. Enjoy a seat, or a lovely pint and meal and the numbers of establishments on the front.

This is a fairly easy route, with a few moderate but short up and downhills. The are some excellent views of the bridges and the Aircraft carriers too. Most of the pathways are solid underfoot, its very popular with dog walkers, but be aware when on the Broomhall Estate there may be a number of pheasants running wild, if your dog is off the lead, also the Pheasant fences are electrified.

You can also cut the route short when leaving the Broomhall estate by heading  back in to Limekilns on good pavements and cut off about 1.5k.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Stephen Ripley.

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