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

Route Filmstrip & Description

The cycleway starts at the car park off William Street, Dunfermline, the A907, 50m south of its junction with the B9155, Baldridgeburn.The trail has a good, 2m wide tarmac surface. There are no steep gradients except at the access road near Bogside and at the end of the trail coming off the old railway. (See Gradient map makers). There are 15 benches along the route but they are not evenly spread. There are also 13 mounting blocks for horse riders which could serve as resting points (See Seat map markers). There are a few gaps in barriers and one gate, the narrowest gap is about 850mm wide.Additional information about links onto the trail are given in the Extra Photographs

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, November 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance:17.3 km

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

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Information

The entrance to the car park is on William Street, Dunfermline, the A907, 50m south of its junction with the B9155, Baldridgeburn.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT081880

Direction The entrance to the car park is on William Street, Dunfermline, the A907, 50m south of its junction with the B9155, Baldridgeburn.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT081880

The barrier on the footway is a chicane with a gap about 900mm wide.

Width The barrier on the footway is a chicane with a gap about 900mm wide.

The slope to the car park has a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 40m.

Gradient The slope to the car park has a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 40m.

The car park has a crushed stone surface.

CarPark The car park has a crushed stone surface.

The trail starts at the barriers by the car park. The gap is about 900mm wide.

Start The trail starts at the barriers by the car park. The gap is about 900mm wide.

There are 13 mounting blocks along the route to help horse riders get on on and off their horses. They may also serve as somewhere for you to sit for a short rest but they are not evenly spread along the route.

Seat There are 13 mounting blocks along the route to help horse riders get on on and off their horses. They may also serve as somewhere for you to sit for a short rest but they are not evenly spread along the route.

There are a few gentle slopes along the line of the main cycleway. This one has a gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 150m.

Gradient There are a few gentle slopes along the line of the main cycleway. This one has a gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 150m.

 

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Another mounting block provides a resting point by the entrance from Targate Road. (see Extra Photos)

Seat Another mounting block provides a resting point by the entrance from Targate Road. (see Extra Photos)

 

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One of the 15 benches between Dunfermline and Clackmannan. This one is only a couple of metres off the main path.

Seat One of the 15 benches between Dunfermline and Clackmannan. This one is only a couple of metres off the main path.

 

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The entrance to right links to Lundin Road.(see Extra Photos)

Direction The entrance to right links to Lundin Road.(see Extra Photos)

 

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A seat just off the man path.

Seat A seat just off the man path.

 

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A mounting block is another possible resting point.

Seat A mounting block is another possible resting point.

 

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The path on the left links to Pitdinnie Road leading to Carnock. (see Extra Photos)

Direction The path on the left links to Pitdinnie Road leading to Carnock. (see Extra Photos)

There is a seat opposite the entrance from  Pitdinnie Road leading to Carnock.

Seat There is a seat opposite the entrance from Pitdinnie Road leading to Carnock.

 

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A seat provides good views of the attractive countryside alongside the cycleway.

Seat A seat provides good views of the attractive countryside alongside the cycleway.

 

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A mounting block provides another possible resting point.

Seat A mounting block provides another possible resting point.

 

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The path to the right links to Lindsay's Wynd, Oakley. The path is steep and there are steps, (see Extra Photos).

Direction The path to the right links to Lindsay's Wynd, Oakley. The path is steep and there are steps, (see Extra Photos).

 

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The boulders may give a place to rest for a while.

Seat The boulders may give a place to rest for a while.

A seat just off the main path.

Seat A seat just off the main path.

To the right is a track that leads down to Station Road, Oakley.

Direction To the right is a track that leads down to Station Road, Oakley.

 

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The path to the right leads down to Comrie Dean. (see Extra Photos)

Direction The path to the right leads down to Comrie Dean. (see Extra Photos)

A seat a little way from the path may be difficult to reach when wet conditions make the ground muddy.

Seat A seat a little way from the path may be difficult to reach when wet conditions make the ground muddy.

 

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A mounting block may provide a place to rest.

Seat A mounting block may provide a place to rest.

 

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There is a seat just before you cross the Comrie Dean Viaduct.

Seat There is a seat just before you cross the Comrie Dean Viaduct.

The path to the left just before the Comrie Dean Viaduct leads to Valleyfield

Direction The path to the left just before the Comrie Dean Viaduct leads to Valleyfield

 

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Another mounting block may provide a resting point.

Seat Another mounting block may provide a resting point.

 

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There is a bench by the entrance from Maree Drive, the B9037 leading to Blairhall. (See Extra Photos)

Seat There is a bench by the entrance from Maree Drive, the B9037 leading to Blairhall. (See Extra Photos)

 

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Another mounting block may provide a resting point.

Seat Another mounting block may provide a resting point.

The path to the right connects to Gallows Loan.

Direction The path to the right connects to Gallows Loan.

 

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There is a 100m slope with a gradient of about 8%.

Gradient There is a 100m slope with a gradient of about 8%.

The slope has a gradient of 10% just before the barrier.There is a bench by the barrier.

Gradient The slope has a gradient of 10% just before the barrier.There is a bench by the barrier.

The gap is about 900mm wide.

Width The gap is about 900mm wide.

The gap is about 900mm wide

Width The gap is about 900mm wide

There is an 80m slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10).A bench is available just off the path.

Seat There is an 80m slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10).A bench is available just off the path.

A mounting block may provide a resting point.

Seat A mounting block may provide a resting point.

 

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A seat is available just off the path.

Seat A seat is available just off the path.

 

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A mounting block may provide a resting point.

Seat A mounting block may provide a resting point.

 

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There is a bench by the small car park at Hartshaw Clump. (See Extra Photos)

Seat There is a bench by the small car park at Hartshaw Clump. (See Extra Photos)

The gap is about 1m wide.

Width The gap is about 1m wide.

 

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There are three perches and a mounting block where people can rest.

Seat There are three perches and a mounting block where people can rest.

 

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Stay on the tarmac surface to follow the trail.

Direction Stay on the tarmac surface to follow the trail.

The gap to the right has a sheep grid below it with bars about 100mm apart.The gate to the left is wider than 1m and has an easy to operate latch.

Obstacle The gap to the right has a sheep grid below it with bars about 100mm apart.The gate to the left is wider than 1m and has an easy to operate latch.

The gap has a sheep grid below it with bars about 100mm apart.

Obstacle The gap has a sheep grid below it with bars about 100mm apart.

 

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A seat is available close to the path.

Seat A seat is available close to the path.

 

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A mounting block may provide a resting point.

Seat A mounting block may provide a resting point.

 

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Mounting blocks at each end the bridge may provide resting points.

Seat Mounting blocks at each end the bridge may provide resting points.

An old interpretative feature illustrating the panorama from the bridge makes the surface uneven for 20m or so.

Surface An old interpretative feature illustrating the panorama from the bridge makes the surface uneven for 20m or so.

A mounting block and bench provide resting points.

Seat A mounting block and bench provide resting points.

 

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An information sign and bench are close to the point at which this trail leaves the old railway line.

Seat An information sign and bench are close to the point at which this trail leaves the old railway line.

At the gate turn left onto the ramp down to the road (B910).The path along the railway line continues through the gap without a tarmac surface. There is also a mounting block.

Direction At the gate turn left onto the ramp down to the road (B910).The path along the railway line continues through the gap without a tarmac surface. There is also a mounting block.

The ramp down to the B910 has a gradient of 10% for about 90m.

Gradient The ramp down to the B910 has a gradient of 10% for about 90m.

There is a gradient of 14% (1:7) at the barrier at the bottom of the ramp. The gap is wider than 1m.This is the end of the trail. There is a short link towards Clackmannan along the road to the right (running parallel to the railway line) (See Extra Photos)

End There is a gradient of 14% (1:7) at the barrier at the bottom of the ramp. The gap is wider than 1m.This is the end of the trail. There is a short link towards Clackmannan along the road to the right (running parallel to the railway line) (See Extra Photos)

This is the end of the trail. The continuation of the cycleways are signed posted and there is a short link towards Clackmannan along the road to the right (running parallel to the railway line) (See Extra Photos)

Information This is the end of the trail. The continuation of the cycleways are signed posted and there is a short link towards Clackmannan along the road to the right (running parallel to the railway line) (See Extra Photos)

The access from Targgate Road starts with an awkward slope with a gradient of 17% (1:6) for 3m.

Gradient The access from Targgate Road starts with an awkward slope with a gradient of 17% (1:6) for 3m.

The tarmacked path down to the  cycleway has a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 35m.

Gradient The tarmacked path down to the cycleway has a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 35m.

Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

Direction Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

The access from Lundin Road has a short section with a gradient of 23% (1:4)

Gradient The access from Lundin Road has a short section with a gradient of 23% (1:4)

The path down from Lundin Road is only about 400mm wide.

Width The path down from Lundin Road is only about 400mm wide.

Turn left to Dunfermline, right for Clackmannan

Direction Turn left to Dunfermline, right for Clackmannan

Dunfermline, right for Clackmannan

Direction Dunfermline, right for Clackmannan

View to the Forth Estuary

View View to the Forth Estuary

The access from PItdinnie Road.

Direction The access from PItdinnie Road.

There are a few informal car parking spaces at Pitdinnie Road.

CarPark There are a few informal car parking spaces at Pitdinnie Road.

There is a short slope with a gradient of about 16% (1:6) on the mud path to the cycleway.

Gradient There is a short slope with a gradient of about 16% (1:6) on the mud path to the cycleway.

 

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The path towards the cycleway from Lindsay's Wynd, Oakley. There is a 12% (1:8) gradient near the bollard.

Gradient The path towards the cycleway from Lindsay's Wynd, Oakley. There is a 12% (1:8) gradient near the bollard.

There are steps on the ramp towards the cycleway.

Step There are steps on the ramp towards the cycleway.

There are steps on the ramp towards the cycleway.

Step There are steps on the ramp towards the cycleway.

There is a gap of about 1m through the black and yellow barriers.

Width There is a gap of about 1m through the black and yellow barriers.

The ramp up to the cycleway has a gradient of about 20% (1:5) on a narrow surface.

Gradient The ramp up to the cycleway has a gradient of about 20% (1:5) on a narrow surface.

The barrier is not across the cycleway. From Oakley the barrier presents various choices for how people can get onto the cycleway but  many people will find none of them easy.

Barrier The barrier is not across the cycleway. From Oakley the barrier presents various choices for how people can get onto the cycleway but many people will find none of them easy.

The track up from Station Road, Oakley.

Direction The track up from Station Road, Oakley.

There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 50m up to the cycleway.

Gradient There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 50m up to the cycleway.

There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 50m up to the cycleway.

Gradient There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 50m up to the cycleway.

The gap by the gate is about 850mm wide

Width The gap by the gate is about 850mm wide

Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

Direction Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

Access is available from Comrie Glen. The bridge may be slippery when wet.

Direction Access is available from Comrie Glen. The bridge may be slippery when wet.

There is a gradient of 16% (1:6) up to the cycleway from Comrie Glen.

Gradient There is a gradient of 16% (1:6) up to the cycleway from Comrie Glen.

 

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Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

Direction Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

The access from Maree Drive (B9037) has a small parking space. In this photograph access has been restricted by someone parking there.

CarPark The access from Maree Drive (B9037) has a small parking space. In this photograph access has been restricted by someone parking there.

The access from Maree Drive (B9037) has a small parking space. In this photograph access has been restricted by someone parking there.

CarPark The access from Maree Drive (B9037) has a small parking space. In this photograph access has been restricted by someone parking there.

 

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The gap onto the cycleway is about 900mm wide.

Width The gap onto the cycleway is about 900mm wide.

 

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The entrance from Gallows Loan has space for a couple of cars to park.

CarPark The entrance from Gallows Loan has space for a couple of cars to park.

The gate is about 850mm wide.

Width The gate is about 850mm wide.

 

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Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

Direction Turn left towards Dunfermline, right towards Clackmannan.

The Ochils.

View The Ochils.

The small car park at Hartshaw Clump has space for about 5 cars.

CarPark The small car park at Hartshaw Clump has space for about 5 cars.

The gap onto the cycleway is about 850mm wide

Width The gap onto the cycleway is about 850mm wide

Information Panel

Information Information Panel

Pond by the trail.

View Pond by the trail.

View to Clackmannan.

View View to Clackmannan.

The Ochils

View The Ochils

The Ochils

View The Ochils

View to Clackmannan

View View to Clackmannan

The Ochils

View The Ochils

Sign at the end of the trail.

Information Sign at the end of the trail.

The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

Direction The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

Direction The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

Direction The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

Direction The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

Direction The road leading from the end of the trail towards Clackmannan. There is little traffic on this road as it is not a through road for vehicles.

To cross the A907 towards Clackmannan you can either turn left by the gate.

Direction To cross the A907 towards Clackmannan you can either turn left by the gate.

The gap is about 800mm wide.

Direction The gap is about 800mm wide.

The A907 is a busy, fast road. The road opposite is some 40m to the left. That is Mill Road leading into Clackmannan.

Direction The A907 is a busy, fast road. The road opposite is some 40m to the left. That is Mill Road leading into Clackmannan.

Dunfermline - Clackmannan Cycleway Phototrail

 

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