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The Category Fife is a subset of Central Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Fife which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

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The following Fife Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Medal Routes - Fife

 

forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/blairadam

Overview

'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.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/cardenden

Size (acreage)320
Overview

'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.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/dean-plantation

Size (acreage)200
Overview

'This long-established forest is an attractive mix of conifers and broadleaved woodland. It’s a great place for a walk or cycle, and you can get here straight from town along the West Fife Cycle Way. Come in May to see the haze of bluebells along Pitfirrane Dean burn.'

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Forestry and Land Scotland

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West Fife Way [Sustrans]

www.fifewalkingclub.org.uk

Overview

'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 ...'

www.ldwa.org.uk/heartofscotland

Overview

'The Heart of Scotland Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association arranges walks roughly in the area of Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus, Tayside and Stirling ... LDWA members and friends, whether from the area or not, are warmly invited to come on the walks.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/forth-valley-fife-tayside

Overview

'Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Area, formerly Central, Fife & Tayside Area, has 14 Groups and, at the most recent count, around 1,400 members.'

www.standrewsbotanic.org

Size (acreage)18
Overview

'Stroll along peaceful paths under the canopies of towering trees and take in the attractive herbaceous displays, water features, the rock garden and woodland. The glasshouses contain plants which would not otherwise flourish in the St. Andrews climate. These include plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the weather or season, there are always plants in flower and attractive foliage to be admired both in the glasshouses and outdoors.'

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The Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden

forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/tentsmuir

Size (acreage)3900
Overview

'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 ... '

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Forestry and Land Scotland

www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/kingdom-fife/

Overview

'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.'

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VisitScotland

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=34

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'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.'

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Heritage Paths

www.buckhavenpathsandtrails.org.uk

Overview

'Local community group CLEAR Buckhaven has been involved in planting around town - woodland, orchards, spring bulbs, flower beds. This includes planting along some paths and parks around town and especially out along the Fife Coastal Path ...'

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CLEAR Buckhaven

www.rotarycupar.org/cuparwalks.htm

Overview

Details of fourteen Walks - between 2 and 9 miles in length.

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Rotary Club of Cupar

jamescarron.wordpress.com/walks/elie-chainwalk-fife/

Overview

'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 ...'

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James Carron

fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk

Distance (miles)117
Overview

'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.'

www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/community-life2/parks,-allotments,-co...

Overview

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'.

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Fife Council

fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/walks/fife-pilgrim-way/

Distance (miles)55
Overview

‘For 400 years, St Andrews was one of the main pilgrimage destinations in Medieval Europe ... The Fife Pilgrim Way follows one of the routes taken by countless pilgrims to Scotland’s holy hot-spot.’

www.welcometofife.com/view-business/fife-access-forum

Overview

'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.'

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Fife Access Forum

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Walking in Fife [Visit Scotland]

www.kinghorncommunity.org.uk/Pathways.html

Overview

'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) ...' ALERT I have changed the Link originally used here.

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=13

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'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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Heritage Paths

www.scotways.com/downloads

Overview

'Leaflet prepared by St Andrews & NE Fife Ramblers with details of 10 walks round St Andrews.'

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Scotways

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