'Three enticing trails wind through Blairadam Wood, an attractive mix of mighty spruces and colourful beech woodland. William Adam, the noted Scottish architect, built Blairadam House here in the 1730s and landscaped the surrounding estate. He also built pits to extract coal.'
'This wooded valley is an important link between the former mining communities of Cardenden, Dundonald and Chapel on the edge of Kirkcaldy. There's an enticing network of paths through the mixed woodland of colourful broadleaves and conifers, including an easy stroll along the Den Burn, and the wood is full of history and wildlife. Find the remains of 16th century Carden Tower high above the burn and enjoy sweeping views across to the Lomond Hills. Our guide map of Cardenden will help you explore.'
'There is at least one walk on almost every weekend in the year. Walks are graded so that you can be confident about whether a particular walk will suit you or not. We welcome visitors, so if you would like to come out with us to see if we offer what you are looking for just turn up at the walk starting point ready to walk at 10.30 a.m ...'
'The Group hires an accessible mini bus, driven by a trained driver, to take members to venues that are outside Fife. If the ramble is inside Fife members are expected to arrange own transport. Vans are rented to transport scooters to venue, these are driven by trained volunteers. Paths are checked and risk-assessed in advance to ensure access and safety. Our annual programme includes day rambles to country parks, forests, canal tow paths, seaside promenades, national heritage sites and gardens.'
Access to details of over a score of Medal Route Hubs around and about Fife - from each of which there are 'three short circular walking routes that start and finish at the same location. These routes are designed to take approximately 15, 30 and 60 minutes'.
'Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Area, formerly Central, Fife & Tayside Area, has 14 Groups and, at the most recent count, around 1,400 members.'
'Set in 18 acres of impressively landscaped grounds, St Andrews Botanic Garden has won international recognition, yet remains one of St Andrews' hidden treasures. Although close to the town centre, its location among housing means that visitors have to make a small - but very worthwhile effort - to find it.'
St Andrews Botanic Gardens [St Andrews Merchants' Association]
'You can find pine-scented forest, windswept sands and a wonderful range of wildlife at Tentsmuir. The trails are ideal for walking, family cycling or horse riding. If you're lucky you may see squirrels in the trees and seals basking on the sand ... '
'With such gems as historic St Andrews, the Home of Golf, and picturesque fishing villages linked along the Fife Coastal Trail, Fife has won a well-deserved reputation as one of the best Scottish regions for walking. With 117 miles of coastal trails, golden beaches and rolling hills, Fife has much to offer walkers of all abilities.'
'The development of roads was significantly advanced in Medieval Scotland by the increased hegemony of the church. This road was probably in existence before 1200 but around this time it was appropiated and developed by the monks in Balmerino Abbey to facilitate the transport of stone from Nydie quarry for the improvement of the Abbey.'
'To call the Elie Chainwalk a walk is not strictly accurate; it is more of a scramble, requiring a healthy spirit of adventure, a good measure of agility and a strong head for heights ...'
'Runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level, to the wild and demanding.'
Information about Fife's 'Core Paths' - including access to a Core Paths Plan Interactive Map - can be found by navigating through the Website's 'Topic Pages'.
'Beryl Leatherland, keen walker and member of the Fife Access Forum, has collated some walks related to the Fife Core Path Network ... Also ... we have various walk leaflets/publications produced by local groups for you to download.'
Walking in Fife [Visit Scotland]
'Purpose is to look after the interests of the community and users of the pathways within Kinghorn and the surrounding countryside and coast, by protecting and developing the network of paths. At the same time it will encourage and promote the use of the network by walkers, cyclists and horse riders (where appropriate) ...'
'This route was originally a Waggonway coming from Cowdenbeath and Crossgates to St David's Harbour in Inverkeithing Bay. It was used to export coal and minerals from the mines around Cowdenbeath and Crossgates for shipping from Inverkeithing. The Fordell Railway was still in use in 1939.'
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