• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: May 19, 2017
Route type: Mid-distance Walk
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 10 km
  • Duration 2 h 34 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
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The village of Wormit sits on the shores of Wormit Bay on the Firth of Tay and offers some nice walks.

This circular walking route takes in the magnificent Fife coastline and the lovely countryside between Wormot and Balmerino.

The route begins in the small coastal car park overlooking Wormit Bay. The car park is small but there are places in the village you can park instead if it is full.

This route is a mix of coastal path, rough farm track and road walking and I would say it would be categorised in between Grade 2 and Grade 3.

Leaving the starting point, the route follows the Fife Coastal Path along the shores of the Tay. The view over the river is lovely and there are plenty of opportunities for bird watchers with an interest in shore birds.

Eventually the route turns inland and passes the edge of the tiny village of Kirkton and onwards towards Balmerino. This route does not go directly into the village itself but instead stops off at the ruins of Balmerino Abbey which sits on the outskirts. The Abbey and it’s grounds are interesting to look around.

The route then leaves the Abbey and makes it way out of the village on the homeward stretch.

This section of the walk is mainly road walking so if you are not keep on doing this you can make the return via the way you came. The roads are generally quite and there are grass verges on to which you can step if traffic does pass by.

The walk passes through Bottomcraig  and onwards past the Naughton Estate. The views over the fields are wonderful and there is lots to see along the way.

Eventually the road returns you to Wormit. If you are in need of refreshment after your adventure I can recommend stopping by The View Restaurant (http://www.view-restaurant.co.uk/) for lunch and it is not too far from your starting point.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Lynne Wilson.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1261739/Wormit-And-Balmerino-Loop-Walk-Fife

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