• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: July 20, 2018
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 5 km
  • Duration 1 h 9 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 6 m
  • Peak 51 m
  • Climb 115 m
  • Descent 115 m

Between Kirkcaldy and Dysart on the shores of the Firth of Forth sits Ravenscraig Park.

This walking route takes you on a  short stroll around the park and along a short stretch of the Fife Coastal Path.

This is an extended 5km version of a walk I shared with Walk Fife last year and is ideal for little walkers and those who like exploring.

The route begins in the main car park but the park can be reached by public transport.  The route follows the main paths through the park down towards the shore. At the Eastern extent of the park exit and walk down into Dysart Harbour.

The Harbour Masters House which is home to the guardians of the Fife Coastal Path. This has a nice exhibition space to stop off and enjoy and a wonderful little cafe where you can take a break.

Leaving the Harbour Masters House head East along the coastal path for approximately 700m. The view is superb. The path splits and you will seee it veer left up a slope towards the housing on top of the hill. Take this path and follow the street up the hill and out on to the main street of Dysart. Turn left and follow it the short distance back to the park’s East entrance park (next to nurseries).

From this point you can choose to take any of the many pathways through the park back to you starting point. Ravenscraig has an excellent pay park for young walkers to enjoy and there often is a nice cream van parked up somewhere in the park for that end of adventure treat.

The route is the most enjoyable in the spring and summer months.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Kirsty Blair.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2310450/Ravenscraig-and-Dysart-Stroll-Walk-Fife

1. Harbour Masters House

Altitude: 0 m
Address: Harbour Masters House , Hot Pot Wynd, Dysart, KY1 2TQ

A nice place to stop a learn more about the area and the coasatl apth itself. The cafe is priced reasonably and offers some nice and tasty snacks for the tired walker.

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