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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a pleasant woodland walk. It is out and back as there is a barrier at the top of the Den. Although there are two short gradients at the start of the walk (the worst is at 9% (1:11) for 30m) most of the 2.5Km trail has a good surface and only gentle gradients as the path rises along the Den.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, April 2010 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 2.6 km

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

Information

The most accessible place to start this walk is from Hyndloup Terrace in Cardenden. (OS Grid Reference NT219950From here there is a 30m tarmac slope down followed by up slope of a 30m  up slope before the mainly level path through the den starts. There is one of only two seats at this point.

Start The most accessible place to start this walk is from Hyndloup Terrace in Cardenden. (OS Grid Reference NT219950From here there is a 30m tarmac slope down followed by up slope of a 30m up slope before the mainly level path through the den starts. There is one of only two seats at this point.

This 30m tarmac down slope was sampled at 9% (1:11).

Gradient This 30m tarmac down slope was sampled at 9% (1:11).

Turn left to get onto the den path. The path is a little uneven and runs at a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 30m though  it has gradient of 14%  (1:7) at one spot.

Gradient Turn left to get onto the den path. The path is a little uneven and runs at a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 30m though it has gradient of 14% (1:7) at one spot.

This section to reach the Den path is narrowed and rougher because of grass encroaching onto the path. This is the worst surface on the path but it only lasts a  few metres.

Surface This section to reach the Den path is narrowed and rougher because of grass encroaching onto the path. This is the worst surface on the path but it only lasts a few metres.

The barrier at the start of the Den path has a 1.2m wide gap to the side. The surface here is a uneven.

Surface The barrier at the start of the Den path has a 1.2m wide gap to the side. The surface here is a uneven.

Once onto the Den path the surface is generally firm and even. There are no steep gradients for the first 2Km of the trail though it gently climbs as it follows the burn up the Den.

Surface Once onto the Den path the surface is generally firm and even. There are no steep gradients for the first 2Km of the trail though it gently climbs as it follows the burn up the Den.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There are views into the Den at lots of places along the route.

View There are views into the Den at lots of places along the route.

 

Path

In a handful of places there may be some water on the surface following wet weather.

Surface In a handful of places there may be some water on the surface following wet weather.

The paths into the lower level of the Den can be steep and some have steps.

Step The paths into the lower level of the Den can be steep and some have steps.

The benches have been removed but the bases of these picnic tables may provide a seat to rest along the way.

Seat The benches have been removed but the bases of these picnic tables may provide a seat to rest along the way.

Poor drainage in this area may leave water and mud across the path.Follow the main track across the bridge.

Surface Poor drainage in this area may leave water and mud across the path.Follow the main track across the bridge.

 

Path

Paths linking to the Den trail may be steep and stepped.

Step Paths linking to the Den trail may be steep and stepped.

Paths linking to the lower level of the Den are less accessible than the main track.

Step Paths linking to the lower level of the Den are less accessible than the main track.

 

Path

 

Path

The steep side valley and dense woodland shades parts of the trail making the path less distinct.

Visibility The steep side valley and dense woodland shades parts of the trail making the path less distinct.

There are occasional puddles.

Surface There are occasional puddles.

Further up the Den the trail is closer to the burn.

View Further up the Den the trail is closer to the burn.

 

Path

There is a short dip in the path with a gradient for 1m at 18% (1:6).

Gradient There is a short dip in the path with a gradient for 1m at 18% (1:6).

 

Path

The trail ends up very close to the burn.

View The trail ends up very close to the burn.

 

Path

There is a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 20m.

Gradient There is a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 20m.

 

Path

There is a gradient 5m at 8% (1:12).

Gradient There is a gradient 5m at 8% (1:12).

Puddles may reduce the width of the path to 600mm.

Width Puddles may reduce the width of the path to 600mm.

 

Path

There are some potholes make the path uneven for a short distance.

Surface There are some potholes make the path uneven for a short distance.

 

Path

On the bend the puddle and rough surface are a potential obstacle for some people.

Surface On the bend the puddle and rough surface are a potential obstacle for some people.

 

Path

Puddles may reduce the width of the path to 600mm.

Width Puddles may reduce the width of the path to 600mm.

 

Path

Poor drainage can leave water across the surface.

Surface Poor drainage can leave water across the surface.

There is a slope of about 9% (1:11) for about 15m

Gradient There is a slope of about 9% (1:11) for about 15m

The path on the left has steps further on.

Step The path on the left has steps further on.

 

Path

The trail passes under the A92 dual carriageway.

Direction The trail passes under the A92 dual carriageway.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Poor drainage in this area may leave water and mud across the path.

Surface Poor drainage in this area may leave water and mud across the path.

 

Path

Keep left to follow the main Den trail.

Direction Keep left to follow the main Den trail.

There is a 30m slope with an average gradient of 5% (1:20 but as steep as 9% (1:11) at one point.

Gradient There is a 30m slope with an average gradient of 5% (1:20 but as steep as 9% (1:11) at one point.

As the gradient continues round the bend it reaches 13% (1:8).

Gradient As the gradient continues round the bend it reaches 13% (1:8).

The slope continues and was sampled at 14% (1:7).

Gradient The slope continues and was sampled at 14% (1:7).

Stay on the main track.

Direction Stay on the main track.

 

Path

 

Path

The gradient is 12% (1:8) over about 30m and the surface is covered by loose stones.

Gradient The gradient is 12% (1:8) over about 30m and the surface is covered by loose stones.

 

Path

 

Path

The end of the trail is blocked by a green barrier and earth mounds prevent easy access onto other trails in the area.Return the way you came.

End The end of the trail is blocked by a green barrier and earth mounds prevent easy access onto other trails in the area.Return the way you came.

There is an alternative access to the Den trail from Station Road. just north of the railway bridge. There is a tarmac path that leads towards the east and the Den.

Direction There is an alternative access to the Den trail from Station Road. just north of the railway bridge. There is a tarmac path that leads towards the east and the Den.

There is a tarmac path that leads towards the east and the Den.

Path There is a tarmac path that leads towards the east and the Den.

 

Path

This route crosses the burn and goes under the railway arches.

Path This route crosses the burn and goes under the railway arches.

 

Path

There is a gradient on this tarmac path of about 14% for a more than 35m.

Gradient There is a gradient on this tarmac path of about 14% for a more than 35m.

There is a gradient on this tarmac path of about 14% for a more than 35m.

Gradient There is a gradient on this tarmac path of about 14% for a more than 35m.

The slope continues round the bend.

Gradient The slope continues round the bend.

The start of the Den trail is on the right.

Direction The start of the Den trail is on the right.

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