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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This walk follows paths that have been laid across the farmland of Hackthorn Park. The surface is generally firm though uneven and wet in a few places. There are some gradients to tackle but none that are very severe the worst being 8% (1:12) for about 80m. The 3Km trail starts at the car park in Hackthorn off the road that leads to the church at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SK992823. The route eventually bring you back along the main street in Hackthorn village.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 3.1 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The trail starts at the car park in Hackthorn off the road that leads to the church at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SK992823

Start The trail starts at the car park in Hackthorn off the road that leads to the church at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SK992823

The car park is a grass field which may become muddy and slippery depending on the weather and the amount of traffic using the site.

CarPark The car park is a grass field which may become muddy and slippery depending on the weather and the amount of traffic using the site.

The car park is grass on a slope of about 8% (1:12) in places.

CarPark The car park is grass on a slope of about 8% (1:12) in places.

From the car park the trail is reached through a kissing gate with a 90cm wide gate and 145cm depth into the refuge. 
Information on this trail and other paths in the area is provided on a sign on the gate post.

Gate From the car park the trail is reached through a kissing gate with a 90cm wide gate and 145cm depth into the refuge. Information on this trail and other paths in the area is provided on a sign on the gate post.

The surface in the area of the gate is very muddy in wet conditions but may improve in drier months.

Surface The surface in the area of the gate is very muddy in wet conditions but may improve in drier months.

As the path begins it is very muddy and uneven but it improves a short distance from the gate.

Surface As the path begins it is very muddy and uneven but it improves a short distance from the gate.

The path across this grass parkland is of crushed stone but may be a little uneven because of loose stones and grass growing into it.
There is a cross gradient in excess of 7% (1:14) for 20m.

Surface The path across this grass parkland is of crushed stone but may be a little uneven because of loose stones and grass growing into it. There is a cross gradient in excess of 7% (1:14) for 20m.

The path gives good views of the village church.

View The path gives good views of the village church.

The path gives good views of the village church.

View The path gives good views of the village church.

This part of the trail is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Path This part of the trail is wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

There is a gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about 15m.

Gradient There is a gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about 15m.

The path surface is a little uneven where grass has grown into it.

Surface The path surface is a little uneven where grass has grown into it.

Hackthorn Hall and the church are visible from the walk.

View Hackthorn Hall and the church are visible from the walk.

There may be overhanging branches as the path passes the tree.

Path There may be overhanging branches as the path passes the tree.

The path remains fairly level right across the field.

Path The path remains fairly level right across the field.

 

Path

There is a kissing gate with a width of 1m and 1.4m depth into the refuge.

Gate There is a kissing gate with a width of 1m and 1.4m depth into the refuge.

Information about the trail and other paths in the area is given on the signs on the gate.

Information Information about the trail and other paths in the area is given on the signs on the gate.

There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) as the path approaches the road.
Turn left onto the tarmac road. This is a local road leading into Hackthorn village and can be used to return to the car park.

Direction There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) as the path approaches the road. Turn left onto the tarmac road. This is a local road leading into Hackthorn village and can be used to return to the car park.

After about 100m the trail turn  onto  the farm track to the right.

The tarmac road is a local road leading into Hackthorn village and can be used to return to the car park.

Path After about 100m the trail turn onto the farm track to the right. The tarmac road is a local road leading into Hackthorn village and can be used to return to the car park.

There is a barrier across the track but there should be plenty of space to pass on the left.

Width There is a barrier across the track but there should be plenty of space to pass on the left.

There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 80m.

Gradient There is a linear gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 80m.

The trail follows this and similar farm tracks for more than 1Km.

Information The trail follows this and similar farm tracks for more than 1Km.

The surface of this working track may be muddy at times. It is used by horse riders.

Surface The surface of this working track may be muddy at times. It is used by horse riders.

There may be occasional patches where it is very muddy, especially after wet weather.

Surface There may be occasional patches where it is very muddy, especially after wet weather.

Turn left at the first path junction on the left.

Direction Turn left at the first path junction on the left.

Wet areas may be present after it has rained.

Surface Wet areas may be present after it has rained.

There is a linear gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 150m 
The path surface is generally firm and stable.

Gradient There is a linear gradient of about 6% (1:17) for about 150m The path surface is generally firm and stable.

The path follows the field boundaries throughout.

Direction The path follows the field boundaries throughout.

In some parts the surface has grass growing over it.

Surface In some parts the surface has grass growing over it.

 

Path

The path is easy to follow as it traces the edges of the fields.

Direction The path is easy to follow as it traces the edges of the fields.

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at the path junction and follow the surfaced route.

Direction Turn left at the path junction and follow the surfaced route.

Horse riders  tend to use the grass next to the path leaving the surface of the path firm and stable.

Surface Horse riders tend to use the grass next to the path leaving the surface of the path firm and stable.

Carry straight on as the path switches which side of the hedge it follows.

Direction Carry straight on as the path switches which side of the hedge it follows.

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at the tarmac road.

This is a farm access road but is used by vehicles and horse riders.

Direction Turn left at the tarmac road. This is a farm access road but is used by vehicles and horse riders.

The tarmac road runs straight back towards the village of Hackthorn.

Direction The tarmac road runs straight back towards the village of Hackthorn.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at the main road in the village to return to the car park.

Direction Turn left at the main road in the village to return to the car park.

There is a pavement but there may not be many drop kerbs along it.

Surface There is a pavement but there may not be many drop kerbs along it.

Turn right towards the church to return to the car park.

Direction Turn right towards the church to return to the car park.

Follow the road round to the left.

Direction Follow the road round to the left.

The car park is on the left just through the white gates.

Direction The car park is on the left just through the white gates.

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