• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: April 7, 2017
Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 4.69 km
  • Duration 1 h 10 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m

This is a lovely route round the old Inverkeithing quarry, recycling yards and old ship dismantlers, with breath taking views and best rest stops in Fife.

There are a few climbs to raise the heart rate, but there are always excellent view points and seats at the top.

You start in a small car park next to Robertson metals, you follow the Coastal path past all the old docks and piers and look across the Forth until you pass a small beach.

From here you keep left  to the coast and head uphill to the Carlingnose point Nature reserve.

If you turn left at the top and follow the path for a few yards, you are rewarded by one of the best resting spots in Fife.

After the views have been appreciated, you follow the coastal path once again down in to Queensferry, where you turn sharp right and back up hill to the pretty water fountain, and another beautiful rest stop with benches.

Then its time to go on uphill, stay right past the station and follow the quiet roads and all pavements round the bay over looking the Quarry and then back down hill to Inverkeithing again.

Turn right once more and follow to the end of the road where you started.

Shared with Walk Fife by Stephen Ripley.

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