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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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The Keltyhill Glen Trail is a pleasant woodland walk that starts from the car park next to the Forestry Commission for Scotland's Blairadam depot at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT129946.There are steep slopes into and out of the Glen. Theses slope run for over 50m and at their steepest are about 25% (1:4).The surface is generally good though on the slopes there is some loose stone and unevenness.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, April 2010 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 1.0 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The Keltyhill Glen Trail starts from the car park next to the Forestry Commission for Scotland's Blairadam depot at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT129946

Information The Keltyhill Glen Trail starts from the car park next to the Forestry Commission for Scotland's Blairadam depot at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT129946

The trail starts by going through the green barrier at bottom of the car park.
There are no disabled parking bays but there is usually ample parking alongside the road apst the depot.

Start The trail starts by going through the green barrier at bottom of the car park. There are no disabled parking bays but there is usually ample parking alongside the road apst the depot.

The barrier is likely to be locked but there is always room to pass for pedstrians.

Path The barrier is likely to be locked but there is always room to pass for pedstrians.

There is a gap to the side, wider than 1m which will allow you onto the forest road.

The concrete block to the side or the mounting block for hirse riders further along may be  handy seats when you return from this 1.6 mile walk.

Width There is a gap to the side, wider than 1m which will allow you onto the forest road. The concrete block to the side or the mounting block for hirse riders further along may be handy seats when you return from this 1.6 mile walk.

The surface of this trail varies with some sections a little uneven as shown here.

Surface The surface of this trail varies with some sections a little uneven as shown here.

By the seat take the first turn to the tight for the Ketlyhill Glen Trail. The main forest track is for the Glen and Balirenbathie Trails.

Seat By the seat take the first turn to the tight for the Ketlyhill Glen Trail. The main forest track is for the Glen and Balirenbathie Trails.

There is a short gradient of 20% (1:5) as the trail leaves the main track and passes through the gap at the side of the locked barrier.

Gradient There is a short gradient of 20% (1:5) as the trail leaves the main track and passes through the gap at the side of the locked barrier.

A lot of the trial has a good even surface.

Path A lot of the trial has a good even surface.

 

Path

There is a seat (500mm high) at the top of the slope down into Keltyhill Glen.

Seat There is a seat (500mm high) at the top of the slope down into Keltyhill Glen.

There is a gradient of about 14% (1:7) for 20m as you descend into the Glen. The surface is uneven and a little loose in places.

Gradient There is a gradient of about 14% (1:7) for 20m as you descend into the Glen. The surface is uneven and a little loose in places.

Bear right to follow the Keltyhill Glen Trail.

Direction Bear right to follow the Keltyhill Glen Trail.

There are some places where there is a lose covering of small stones on the surface of the path.

Surface There are some places where there is a lose covering of small stones on the surface of the path.

 

Path

There may be muddy or wet patches after wet weather.

Surface There may be muddy or wet patches after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The path rises gently as it follows the burn.

Path The path rises gently as it follows the burn.

 

Path

 

Path

There is a seat before the steep climb back to the main road and the car park.
For over 70m the path has a gradient of over 15% (1:7).

Seat There is a seat before the steep climb back to the main road and the car park. For over 70m the path has a gradient of over 15% (1:7).

The surface on this 15% (1:7) slope is loose and uneven in places

Surface The surface on this 15% (1:7) slope is loose and uneven in places

The surface on this 15% (1:7) slope is loose and uneven in places

Gradient The surface on this 15% (1:7) slope is loose and uneven in places

The steepest slopes on this part of the path are 25% (1:4)

Gradient The steepest slopes on this part of the path are 25% (1:4)

The boulders at the top of the slope may provide a resting spot for some people.

Seat The boulders at the top of the slope may provide a resting spot for some people.

Turn right along the main entrance road to return to the car park. Be careful as the road is used by cars and other vehicles.

Direction Turn right along the main entrance road to return to the car park. Be careful as the road is used by cars and other vehicles.

 

Path

A short section of the road has pot holes across its width.

Surface A short section of the road has pot holes across its width.

The car park is in sight.

Path The car park is in sight.

The Glen Trail starts and ends at the car park next to the Forestry Commission for Scotland's Blairadam depot at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT129946

Direction The Glen Trail starts and ends at the car park next to the Forestry Commission for Scotland's Blairadam depot at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT129946

Blairadam - Keltyhill Glen Trail Phototrail

 

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