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

Route Filmstrip & Description

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This is a short woodland stroll through the woodlands bordering the nearby community, and it is managed by the Woodland Trust. This is a young woodland and all the trees are native to Fife and include oak, ash, birch, cherry and Scots pine. During the spring and summer there are also blankets of wild flowers for visitors to enjoy. There is a large car park with no designated bays and the most accessible route is accessed by going out of the car park via the entrance and the start of the walk in on your left. This section is an 'out and back' route but you can continue onto a circular route (See Phototrail for Formonthills Community Woodland Circular) but the path deteriorates after the end of this route and becomes narrow with unstable surfaces and gradients in excess of Countryside for All Standards

Surveyed by: Alison Rae, March 0012 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.8 km

Public Transport: There are buses to Collydean
Car Park: Yes, there is a large car park but no designated accessible bays.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

There is a large car at the top of Benvane Road. There are no dedicated accessible spaces and the surface is firm with slight gradients

Path There is a large car at the top of Benvane Road. There are no dedicated accessible spaces and the surface is firm with slight gradients

To gain access to the start of the path exit the car park through the main entrance. There is a short ramp from the car park surface onto the main road up to 16.9% (1:6)

Path To gain access to the start of the path exit the car park through the main entrance. There is a short ramp from the car park surface onto the main road up to 16.9% (1:6)

Continue back down the road

Path Continue back down the road

The path entrance is to left

Path The path entrance is to left

The path is made up of surfaced path which is approximately 40cm wide but the path appears to have been wider and a desire line has appeared through usage

Path The path is made up of surfaced path which is approximately 40cm wide but the path appears to have been wider and a desire line has appeared through usage

Path There is a kissing gate with a width of 90cm on a gradient on a very short section up to 15.9% (1:6)

Path Path There is a kissing gate with a width of 90cm on a gradient on a very short section up to 15.9% (1:6)

There is cross gradient up to 5.4% (1:18) at the exit of the gate and the width is restricted by grass

Path There is cross gradient up to 5.4% (1:18) at the exit of the gate and the width is restricted by grass

A short section here of gradient up to 11% (1:9)

Path A short section here of gradient up to 11% (1:9)

 

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A short section here of gradient up to 11% (1:9)The surface here becomes compacted with loose stones of various sizes

Path A short section here of gradient up to 11% (1:9)The surface here becomes compacted with loose stones of various sizes

Take a left at this junction for a longer walk around the woodlands

Path Take a left at this junction for a longer walk around the woodlands

 

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This section has a cross gradient up to 8.5% (1:12) in sections of the path approaching the corner

Path This section has a cross gradient up to 8.5% (1:12) in sections of the path approaching the corner

 

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There is a short section of gradients - cross up to 6.2% (1:16) and linear gradients up to 12.8% (1:8)

Path There is a short section of gradients - cross up to 6.2% (1:16) and linear gradients up to 12.8% (1:8)

 

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There is a junction here and this route has continued straight ahead. You can turn left to return to the car park although the path is very narrow with a maximum width of 50cm and gradients up to 10.1%

Path There is a junction here and this route has continued straight ahead. You can turn left to return to the car park although the path is very narrow with a maximum width of 50cm and gradients up to 10.1%

 

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There is a cross gradient at the bend up to 6.7% (1:15)

Path There is a cross gradient at the bend up to 6.7% (1:15)

 

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This section starts a descent with gradients up to 19.2% over a 15m section

Path This section starts a descent with gradients up to 19.2% over a 15m section

 

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There is a cross gradient here up to 4.5 (1:22)

Path There is a cross gradient here up to 4.5 (1:22)

 

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The path is shared with horses

Path The path is shared with horses

After this gate the conditions of the path that leads back to the Formonthills car park deteriorate considerably with narrow and informal paths that are prone to be muddy and uneven.  The average width of the path is 40cm and there are gradients in sections up to 23% (1:4)

Path After this gate the conditions of the path that leads back to the Formonthills car park deteriorate considerably with narrow and informal paths that are prone to be muddy and uneven. The average width of the path is 40cm and there are gradients in sections up to 23% (1:4)

There is a kissing gate with a width of 100cm, there is slight overgrowth of greenery around the base of the gate

Path There is a kissing gate with a width of 100cm, there is slight overgrowth of greenery around the base of the gate

Formonthills Community Woodland Linear Phototrail

 

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