• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: February 15, 2018
  • Updated: February 16, 2018
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 10 km
  • Duration 2 h 22 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 42 m
  • Peak 146 m
  • Climb 137 m
  • Descent 137 m

Walking is a great way of getting in shape and it is an activity that my friends and I do regularly to keep fit and healthy.

We all live in the Kingskettle area we thought we would share some of our favourite walking routes with you.

The basis of this particular route is one that was shared with us by a neighbour of mine who is a keen cross country runner. We made a few alterations to make it a easy to walk 9.5km route.

The walk begins at the sports field in Kettlebridge. We chose this spot as it is easy to reach for us but you can start the walk from multiple different points in the village.

Leave the sports field and head left out along Rumdewan Terrace and down Back Park Road down to the main road (Cupar Road). Turn left and after a short distance cross over on to the farm road. Follow this road until you reach a fork and turn right and follow the track past the grand looking house.

After a short distance you will reach a t-junction where you need to turn left. Follow the track until you reach a small collection of cabins on the left (site of a old mill). Pass by these houses and take the right hand turn and walk the short distance past Rameldry House, turn left and look for the path leading into Kirkforthar Wood.

Kirkforthar Wood is really popular with mountain biker riders and they can quickly appear out of nowhere so please be cautious.

Walk through the wood until you reach the road on the other side. Turn left and follow the track for about 250m and take the dirt track on the left. This leads you along the northern edge of the woodland you just walked through and towards Damsfold Farm.

Before you reach the farm take the turning right at the cottages and follow the track through the farmland. Follow this track for roughly 1km to Coalpit Den. The farms here can be busy so be careful as you pass by the yards. Take the turning on the left (OS Grid Reference NO 3201 0710) and turn left agin at the end of the track.

This track leads you back to the grand house and back on to the track you walked in on. Walk back up to the main Road (Cupar Road) and from here you either backtrack your route back to the sports field or do as we do and walk into the village and loop back to the starting point.

This walking route is best suited to fine weather days as there are ares that can get quite muddy. The views over the countryside are nice and the added benefit is that it helps to burn through the calories and get you fit and healthy. A goos route to share with friends.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Mandy, Liz, Claire, Raz and Steph.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1847095/The-Kettle-Stroll-Walk-Fife

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