• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: August 31, 2017
  • Updated: September 1, 2017
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 4.28 km
  • Duration 1 h 4 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m

Riverside Park in Glenrothes is a wonderful place to walk.

This town centre park has many trails wandering through it’s grounds and offers lot of options to both young and old walkers.

I work in the nearby Kingdom Centre and often walk (or run) this route or a variant of it in my lunch break to get some exercise and fresh air.

This particular route begins at the entrance near the shopping centre but there are many entrances to the park and there is also a small car park in the park itself. The town’s bus station is located at the rear of the Kingdom Centre and it is a short walk from it to the park.

The route isn’t complicated. Just walk down the steps and into the park and follow the plotted trail as it winds it’s way through the park and crisscrosses over the River Leven. The GPS reception is good throughout the park making the route easy to follow using your smartphone or handheld. Surprisingly there are no geocaches in the park but there are plenty in and around Glenrothes itself.

I would encourage you not to stick solidly to the route as there is lots of trails to explore throughout the park.

The majority of this route takes you through very pleasant woodlands with various areas of nice floral plantings along the way. There are plenty of benches throughout the park to stop and enjoy the surroundings and appreciate some of the many art installations and sculptures that are sited around the park. For those younger walkers, there are some fab play areas for them to enjoy.

There are numerous paths through the park which are wheel chair accessible however this route is not one of them as it involves steps and steep slopes. The park is in the process of being improved by local volunteers after the park suffered from a number of years of neglect and their work so far is impressive and I look forward to seeing more improvements. You can learn more about the group behind the improvements and find some other walks by visiting http://www.forpglenrothes.org.uk/

Route shared with Walk Fife by Caroline B.

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