- Created: March 17, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 12 km
- Duration 2 h 53 min
- AVG speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
The villages of Springfield and Pitlessie sit on the outskirts of the town of Cupar and offer a number of good walking routes.
This route uses some of Fife’s core paths and takes the walker through the villages and the countryside in a circular trail and is a Grade 2 route.
I have walked this route an number of times with my relatives who live in Springfield and their 3 very excitable dogs and it is a nice afternoon’s walk in the summer months. There are a few nice pubs along the way where you can stop for a break.
The route begins on the main street of Springfield but can be started at any point of the path. There are plenty of places to park up and the village is reachable by a regular bus service running from Cupar.
The route leaves Springfield via the main road and cuts into the first core path through Bogle Wood. The path is fairly stable but be prepared for plenty of mud and puddles in the wetter months.
Half way into the woodland the paths then follows the perimeter of the woodland along the edge of the neighbouring field before rejoining a more stable track.
This next section of the route is easy and pleasant walking and eventually meets the A914 which you follow on to the small village of Pitlessie. The route heads right through the village coming out on the other side and onwards deeper in to the countryside. Take care on this section of the walk if you have young children and dogs as the traffic here can be quite fast.
The route turns tight off the road and follows a track that follows the route for the rail track and on to a tunnel that passes underneath the track. For those interested in trig point bagging, there is a nearby Ordnance Survey Trig Point at OS Grid NO 3310 1092. There are also a few Geocaches to be found on this leg of the route.
The route then winds it way past a small woodland and back into Springfield. You can choose to end the walk here or carry on through the village and loop through the surrounding farmland and back into the village to your start point.
Route shared with Walk Fife by Tam C.