Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This is a very pleasant walk around the Birnie Loch. There are only a couple of short gradients along the path the wrost being 10% (1:10) for 2m. The path is narrow (600mm) in places.There is a picnic area adjacent to the car park, but there are no public toilets.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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Entrance to car park

CarPark Entrance to car park

 

Information

Large car park with one generous accessible parking bay in the middle of the car park.  There is a picnic bench adjacent to the bay

CarPark Large car park with one generous accessible parking bay in the middle of the car park. There is a picnic bench adjacent to the bay

There is a plaque commemorating the opening of the Loch

Feature of Interest There is a plaque commemorating the opening of the Loch

There is a large accessible parking bay

CarPark There is a large accessible parking bay

This seat is accessible through the gaps next to the path ends

Seat This seat is accessible through the gaps next to the path ends

This bench is next to the path start

Seat This bench is next to the path start

Information Board

Information Information Board

Information on the Lochs

Information Information on the Lochs

Information leaflets are available from a dispenser.

Information Information leaflets are available from a dispenser.

The start of the path is to the left of the car park.  The surface is compacted gravel at the start and the width is approximately 900mm

Start The start of the path is to the left of the car park. The surface is compacted gravel at the start and the width is approximately 900mm

The width here is 890mm

Width The width here is 890mm

The path surface can be muddy after rainfall

Surface The path surface can be muddy after rainfall

 

Path

Tha path narrows to 850mm for approximately 10m

Width Tha path narrows to 850mm for approximately 10m

The path can be leafy in places.  There is a gradient here of 7% (1:12)

Surface The path can be leafy in places. There is a gradient here of 7% (1:12)

The path width prior to the bridge is 650mm

Width The path width prior to the bridge is 650mm

There is a slight lip to get onto the bridge

Step There is a slight lip to get onto the bridge

The gaps on the bridge are approximately 20mm with breaks in the protective covering

Surface The gaps on the bridge are approximately 20mm with breaks in the protective covering

Path width is 600mm over 30m

Width Path width is 600mm over 30m

The path can become very muddy with puddles after rainfall

Surface The path can become very muddy with puddles after rainfall

The bench is located off the path over the grass

Seat The bench is located off the path over the grass

There is a gradient of 7% (1:12) over 4m

Path There is a gradient of 7% (1:12) over 4m

 

Path

There is a 30mm step off the bridge

Step There is a 30mm step off the bridge

 

Seat

 

Path

Path can be muddy after rain

Surface Path can be muddy after rain

The path width is 700mm over 15m

Width The path width is 700mm over 15m

 

Path

The path narrows to 600mm

Width The path narrows to 600mm

There is a seat located just off the path

Seat There is a seat located just off the path

The minimum width here is 800mm

Width The minimum width here is 800mm

The path becomes muddy after rain and the width narrows to 650mm over 20m

Surface The path becomes muddy after rain and the width narrows to 650mm over 20m

Path prone to become muddy after rain

Surface Path prone to become muddy after rain

Tree roots are protruding through the path over approximately 5m narrowing the path

Surface Tree roots are protruding through the path over approximately 5m narrowing the path

 

Path

The seat is 1.7m from the path

Seat The seat is 1.7m from the path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Path

A view over the Loch

View A view over the Loch

 

Path

The lip onto the bridge has a maximum rise of 60mm

Step The lip onto the bridge has a maximum rise of 60mm

The path narrows to 550 -600mm over 20m

Width The path narrows to 550 -600mm over 20m

The path can become muddy with puddles after rain

Surface The path can become muddy with puddles after rain

 

Path

The path narrows to 600mm

Width The path narrows to 600mm

There is a seat located just next to the path

Seat There is a seat located just next to the path

 

View

There is a bird hide to the left of the path but the surface is rough, partly overgrown and has a gradient of 9% (1:11)

Bird Hide There is a bird hide to the left of the path but the surface is rough, partly overgrown and has a gradient of 9% (1:11)

The upper part of the path to the bird hide, overgrown vegetation narrows the path

Surface The upper part of the path to the bird hide, overgrown vegetation narrows the path

Information Board

Information Information Board

The entrance to the bird hide - it is necessary to get a key from the Fife rangers to access the hide

Bird Hide The entrance to the bird hide - it is necessary to get a key from the Fife rangers to access the hide

 

Bird Hide

 

Path

 

Path

There is a seat located just next to the path

Seat There is a seat located just next to the path

 

Path

The ramp onto the bridge is 10% (1:10)over 1m

Gradient The ramp onto the bridge is 10% (1:10)over 1m

The lip onto the bridge is 40mm

Step The lip onto the bridge is 40mm

The gaps on the bridge are approximately 30mm wide and are covered by chicken wire with gaps in the wire of 20mm

Path The gaps on the bridge are approximately 30mm wide and are covered by chicken wire with gaps in the wire of 20mm

There is a gap at the end of the bridge with a maximum break of 80mm

Path There is a gap at the end of the bridge with a maximum break of 80mm

 

Path

 

Path

There is a lip onto the path ramp at the right hand side but the left hand side is even

Path There is a lip onto the path ramp at the right hand side but the left hand side is even

There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) over 1m at the start of the path back to the car park

Gradient There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) over 1m at the start of the path back to the car park

 

Path

 

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Birnie Loch Phototrail

 

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Cafe
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