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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This pleasant riverside walk is on a level footpath with a firm and stable surface over most of its length. It is possible to complete a circuit by returning along a tarmacked road used by cyclists, horses and cars.The start of the walk is at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, June 2008 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The visitor centre is situated close to the start of the walk and the toilet block.

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference:  NZ 091 312

Start The visitor centre is situated close to the start of the walk and the toilet block. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: NZ 091 312

Ramped access serves the disabled toilet facilities which are about 100 metres from the visitor centre

Accessible toilets Ramped access serves the disabled toilet facilities which are about 100 metres from the visitor centre

Maps of the walks are displayed on the information board near the toilet block

Information Maps of the walks are displayed on the information board near the toilet block

The walk starts down the slope towards the river.

Direction The walk starts down the slope towards the river.

The walk is way marked by a blue arrow and the international wheelchair symbol

Information The walk is way marked by a blue arrow and the international wheelchair symbol

The surface is generally firm and smooth but there are a few areas where there is loose stone or some unevenness to the surface.

Surface The surface is generally firm and smooth but there are a few areas where there is loose stone or some unevenness to the surface.

Potholes occur occasionally but they can usually be avoided though they will be puddles in wet weather.

Surface Potholes occur occasionally but they can usually be avoided though they will be puddles in wet weather.

The path is has no major slopes along it though there are occasional cross slopes but these do not run for a great distance. Some benches and informal seating is available.

Gradient The path is has no major slopes along it though there are occasional cross slopes but these do not run for a great distance. Some benches and informal seating is available.

Through the woodland there are areas of light and dark and the shade will change with the sunlight.

Visibility Through the woodland there are areas of light and dark and the shade will change with the sunlight.

For the first part of the walk the path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side

Width For the first part of the walk the path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side

The first half of the walk has a wide path with ample room to pass other users.

Width The first half of the walk has a wide path with ample room to pass other users.

Some of the seats are to the side of the path and may not be fully accessible from it.

Seat Some of the seats are to the side of the path and may not be fully accessible from it.

Play features are present on the first half of the walk.

none Play features are present on the first half of the walk.

 

Path

 

Path

Play features are present on the first half of the walk.

none Play features are present on the first half of the walk.

 

Path

A slight dip may present a minor obstacle for some people.

Surface A slight dip may present a minor obstacle for some people.

When the path meets the road there is the option to return to the visitor centre area along the tarmac road.

Direction When the path meets the road there is the option to return to the visitor centre area along the tarmac road.

The second half of the walk follows a slightly narrower path on which it may not be possible to walk side by side with a companion.

Width The second half of the walk follows a slightly narrower path on which it may not be possible to walk side by side with a companion.

The riverside walk is not used by cyclists or horse riders.

Information The riverside walk is not used by cyclists or horse riders.

The second half of the walk follows a slightly narrower path on which it may not be possible to walk side by side with a companion.

Width The second half of the walk follows a slightly narrower path on which it may not be possible to walk side by side with a companion.

 

Path

The walk follows the river bank and overlooks the surrounding fields.

Path The walk follows the river bank and overlooks the surrounding fields.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a seat at the sunny view point over the riverside meadows.

Seat There is a seat at the sunny view point over the riverside meadows.

 

Path

Some short sections of the path have loose stones that make it a little uneven and unstable.

Surface Some short sections of the path have loose stones that make it a little uneven and unstable.

Some short sections of the path have loose stones that make it a little uneven and unstable.

Surface Some short sections of the path have loose stones that make it a little uneven and unstable.

 

Path

Near the bridge there is a picnic bench overlooking the river.

Seat Near the bridge there is a picnic bench overlooking the river.

There is a small step or tread obstacle at the bridge.

Surface There is a small step or tread obstacle at the bridge.

Picnic benches are set in the meadow at the far end of the walk.

Path Picnic benches are set in the meadow at the far end of the walk.

The link to the road at the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

Surface The link to the road at the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

The link to the road at the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

Surface The link to the road at the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

The link to the road at the end of the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

Path The link to the road at the end of the far end of the walk is over an uneven stretch of path for about 80m.

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Direction The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

 

Path

 

Path

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Path The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Path The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

The riverside path can be rejoined half way back to the visitor centre.

Direction The riverside path can be rejoined half way back to the visitor centre.

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Path The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

There are some additional links to the riverside walk from the road.

Direction There are some additional links to the riverside walk from the road.

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Path The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

Path The road can be used to get back to the visitor centre or visitors can return along the riverside. Cyclists, horse riders and motorists use this road. There is no separate footway.

There are speed bumps along the road.

Surface There are speed bumps along the road.

The walk returns to where it started.

End The walk returns to where it started.

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