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

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  • Distance 13 km
  • Duration 3 h 10 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 72 m
  • Peak 140 m
  • Climb 163 m
  • Descent 163 m

There are lots of wonderful hidden circular walking routes through the Fife countryside.

This route begins in Bowhill and loops through the farmland and is a enjoyable 8 mile walk.

The starting point is the car park just off Station Road which is a meeting out little walking club uses quite often in this area of Fife. Leave the car park and head North up Main Street and follow it up to the small roundabout. Turn right and follow Woodend Road until you reach the point where the road bends sharp right. At this point look for the farm road on the apex of the bend and head off onto it.

Follow the road for a short distant up to the farm and turn left as you approach the entrance. The track these weaves it’s way gently eastwards skirting along the edge of Torres Loan. The loan has some unusual tree plantings stretched over it (see aerial map). I have asked many people if they know why they are shaped like that and no one seems to know. The views of the farmland are nice and there is plenty of birdlife and insects to observe in the warmer seasons.

After you pass Torres Loan the path begins to snake it’s way into Glencraig. I can be quite muddy see so please be prepared. When you reach the main road cross over onto the path opposite and follow it for about 50mm before reaching a turning on the left.

Take the turning and follow the path for about a mile until it reaches Lochgelly. Turn left and walk the short distance to the T-juntion and then turn right. Follow the main road down to the junction at the Lochgelly Centre and then turn right and follow the B981 back towards Bowhill. When you reach the centre of the village turn right and head back to the starting point.

This is a great walk for small groups and is fairly easy going for this new to walking or have limited abilities.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Derek Carr.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1815249/Torres-Loan-Loop-Walk-Fife

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