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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The walk is off the west bound A66 at ordnance survey grid reference NY968130. The trail is a circuit alongside two rivers. Where they meet gives the farm its name. The path has become a little overgrown and is uneven and narrow in places (check width and surface tags) There are are a few slopes to climb (check gradients tags)There are six gates along the route but they are all two way opening with easy to use latches.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

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

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The entrance to East Mellwaters Farm is off the A66 at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NY968130.The farm offers accessible self catering accommodation in farmhouse cottages.

Path The entrance to East Mellwaters Farm is off the A66 at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NY968130.The farm offers accessible self catering accommodation in farmhouse cottages.

The car park to the left of the cottages may be used by visitors wishing to undertake the farm trail.

CarPark The car park to the left of the cottages may be used by visitors wishing to undertake the farm trail.

The start of the walk is through the gate at the top corner of the car park.

Start The start of the walk is through the gate at the top corner of the car park.

The path starts through the gate at the top of the farm yard. It is 1m wide, opens both ways and is self closing.

Gate The path starts through the gate at the top of the farm yard. It is 1m wide, opens both ways and is self closing.

The gate has a latch that is easy to operate at high and low levels.

Gate The gate has a latch that is easy to operate at high and low levels.

For the first 350m of the route it follows a working farm track that may be muddy when the weather has been wet.

Surface For the first 350m of the route it follows a working farm track that may be muddy when the weather has been wet.

 

Path

There is a gradient of 11% (1:9) approaching the stone wall.

Gradient There is a gradient of 11% (1:9) approaching the stone wall.

 

Path

The gate is 1m wide and easily opened either way by a latch that can be used at high and low levels. There may be an uneven and muddy surface under the gate at times.

Gate The gate is 1m wide and easily opened either way by a latch that can be used at high and low levels. There may be an uneven and muddy surface under the gate at times.

Just after the gate turn left. You may have a flatter route by keeping right to begin with.

Direction Just after the gate turn left. You may have a flatter route by keeping right to begin with.

There is a quick descent at 12% (1:8) with gradients as high as 20% (1:5) in a couple of places.

Gradient There is a quick descent at 12% (1:8) with gradients as high as 20% (1:5) in a couple of places.

 

Path

 

Path

After about 350m the path narrows to about 1m and is less muddy.

Width After about 350m the path narrows to about 1m and is less muddy.

There is a gradient of 14% (1:7) for 5m just before the second gate.

Gradient There is a gradient of 14% (1:7) for 5m just before the second gate.

The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

Gate The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

Because of rabbit scrapes and grass encroachment the path may be uneven and a little narrow in places.

Surface Because of rabbit scrapes and grass encroachment the path may be uneven and a little narrow in places.

Because of rabbit scrapes and grass encroachment the path may be uneven and a little narrow in places.

Surface Because of rabbit scrapes and grass encroachment the path may be uneven and a little narrow in places.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

Gate The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

On the river bank the paths is narrower at about 400mm in places and uneven because of the encroaching grass

Width On the river bank the paths is narrower at about 400mm in places and uneven because of the encroaching grass

 

Path

The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

Gate The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels.

Soon after the gate there is a steady rise that runs for more about 150m. The steepest part has a gradient of 12% (1:8).

Gradient Soon after the gate there is a steady rise that runs for more about 150m. The steepest part has a gradient of 12% (1:8).

The gradient stays steeper than 6% for over 100m.

Gradient The gradient stays steeper than 6% for over 100m.

The top of the long rise comes after about.

Gradient The top of the long rise comes after about.

 

Path

There is a short stretch of the path with a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Gradient There is a short stretch of the path with a gradient of 8% (1:12)

The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels

Gate The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels

Where the path has become a little overgrown it may be uneven and narrower.

Surface Where the path has become a little overgrown it may be uneven and narrower.

The descent to the river has a cross gradient of 8%  (1:12) for 14m or so.

Gradient The descent to the river has a cross gradient of 8% (1:12) for 14m or so.

In January 2009 maintenance work on the path was being carried out to remove the encroachment and widen and compact its surface.

Surface In January 2009 maintenance work on the path was being carried out to remove the encroachment and widen and compact its surface.

The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels

Gate The gate is also two way opening, self closing with a latch that can be easily operated at high and low levels

The path turns left  up the tarmac access road back to the farmyard. There is a short rise with a gradient of 7% (1:14).(You don't need to cross the cattle grid to return to the car park.)

Direction The path turns left up the tarmac access road back to the farmyard. There is a short rise with a gradient of 7% (1:14).(You don't need to cross the cattle grid to return to the car park.)

Turn left to reach the farm yard

Direction Turn left to reach the farm yard

The circuit is completed.

End The circuit is completed.

East Mellwaters Farm Trail Phototrail

 

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