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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The is a level trail with no gradients that leads to an interesting reed beds that has been set up to help clean water from old mine workings.The trail starts from East Forth Road about 900m from its junction with Manse Road in Forth. There is just enough parking for one or two cars by the entrance to the trail at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 951 532.The surface is firm throughout but is uneven with loose stones for a long section of the walk. There are only four seat along the kilometre long trail.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, July 2010 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.1 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The trail starts from East Forth Road about 900m from its junction with Manse Road in Forth. There is just enough parking for one or two cars by the entrance to the trail at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 951 532

Start The trail starts from East Forth Road about 900m from its junction with Manse Road in Forth. There is just enough parking for one or two cars by the entrance to the trail at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 951 532

The path has a firm surface and is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Surface The path has a firm surface and is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

 

Path

Carry straight on towards the reed beds. There are four seats along the trail though they are not all right next to the path.

Seat Carry straight on towards the reed beds. There are four seats along the trail though they are not all right next to the path.

 

Path

For most of the rest of the trail the path surface is uneven with some loose stones.

Surface For most of the rest of the trail the path surface is uneven with some loose stones.

 

Path

 

Path

There is an information sign giving details of the reed beds and how they help clean water from old mine workings.

Information There is an information sign giving details of the reed beds and how they help clean water from old mine workings.

Carry straight on along the side of the inlet water channel.

Direction Carry straight on along the side of the inlet water channel.

This seat has good views of the reed beds and the surrounding countryside.

Seat This seat has good views of the reed beds and the surrounding countryside.

The surface remains uneven and covered by loose stones.

Surface The surface remains uneven and covered by loose stones.

 

Path

 

Path

The surface remains uneven and covered by loose stones.

Surface The surface remains uneven and covered by loose stones.

 

Path

There is a seat near the furthest point on the trail from the start.

Seat There is a seat near the furthest point on the trail from the start.

Turn right by the steps to complete the loop around the reed beds and return to your strating point.

Direction Turn right by the steps to complete the loop around the reed beds and return to your strating point.

A picnic table is available in the grass near the furthest point on the trail from the start.

Seat A picnic table is available in the grass near the furthest point on the trail from the start.

There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

Obstacle There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

Obstacle There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

The path surface remains a little uneven with loose stones.

Surface The path surface remains a little uneven with loose stones.

 

Path

 

Path

Just as the path loop is completed there is a metal grill over the channel to the water reed beds. 
Turn left to follow the path you came along back to the start.

Obstacle Just as the path loop is completed there is a metal grill over the channel to the water reed beds. Turn left to follow the path you came along back to the start.

There are good views of the attractive surrounding countryside.

View There are good views of the attractive surrounding countryside.

Steps lead to the various water courses where you can see the effects of the reed beds as they help clean the water from the old mine workings.

Feature of Interest Steps lead to the various water courses where you can see the effects of the reed beds as they help clean the water from the old mine workings.

The reed beds provide lots of wildlife interest.

View The reed beds provide lots of wildlife interest.

Steps lead to the various water courses where you can see the effects of the reed beds as they help clean the water from the old mine workings.

Feature of Interest Steps lead to the various water courses where you can see the effects of the reed beds as they help clean the water from the old mine workings.

There is another entrance to the reed beds trail from further up East Forth Road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 949 533 but this path has steeper gradients. There is a little space for car to park.

CarPark There is another entrance to the reed beds trail from further up East Forth Road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS 949 533 but this path has steeper gradients. There is a little space for car to park.

There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

Obstacle There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

At this ppoint the slope has a gradient of  7% (1:14) for about 15m.

Gradient At this ppoint the slope has a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 15m.

There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

Obstacle There are a few cobbles across the path in several places which may be a minior obstacle for some people.

There is a slope qith a gradient of 9% for 20m.

Gradient There is a slope qith a gradient of 9% for 20m.

There is a seat above the steepest part of this link path.

Seat There is a seat above the steepest part of this link path.

As the link path joins the main path there is a short gradient at 20% (1:5) on a surface with some loose grit.

Gradient As the link path joins the main path there is a short gradient at 20% (1:5) on a surface with some loose grit.

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