• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: May 25, 2018
Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 6 km
  • Duration 1 h 29 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 98 m
  • Peak 179 m
  • Climb 126 m
  • Descent 125 m

Walton Hill can be found to the West of the village of Craigrothie.

This 6km walking route takes you from the village, through the farmland, up the hill and swings by Scotstarvit Tower on the return leg.

The starting point in the village can be reached by the local bus service or by car. Leave the village heading South following the main road as you leave the village veer right and follow the path alongside the A916. After a short distance you will see a road junction on the right. Take this turning and follow the road down toward the wee village of Chance Inn. There isn’t a path alongside this road but the verge is wide enough to step up on to avoid oncoming vehicles.

Walk Fife note: Please abide by the Highway Code for walkers - you can learn more by visiting http://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/highway-code-for-walkers.aspx

When you enter the village take the road leading right and follow this through the village and out on to a farm track. This track leads you to Scotstarvit Farm. At the farm turn left and follow the track West. Be careful as you pass through the farm yard as it can be busy.

The track leads you through the fields up to the top of Walton Hill. The hill itself is fairly humble in stature coming in at only 188m high but does offer some nice views down over the surrounding countryside.

Leaving the hill top, head back down towards the farm following the track you walked up and at the farm turn left. The track will lead you to the Scotstarvit Tower a former tower hose dating from the 1500’s which is a interesting place to stop by. The tower is a Historic Environment Scotland site and is open 1 April – 30 September from 9.30am – 5pm.

Leaving the tower turn right and follow the path down to the main road (A916) where you turn right and follow the road back down to the village of Craigrothie.

This is nice walk in the warmer evenings but make sure you have insect repellent. For those not keen on road walking, the roads are quieter during week days than the weekends.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Shaun Connor.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2124296/Walton-Hill-Circular-Walk-Fife

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