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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

The trail follows roads and tracks around the east of Lochgelly. There are several steep gradients (up to 17% (1:6) and a couple of kerbs as higher as 60mm.There is one width restriction (80cm) but otherwise two people can walk side by side for most of the way.There are no seats along the route. Way finding through the streets of Lochgely towards the end of the trail might be difficult for some people

Surveyed by: R. A Hunter, February 2010 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 7.9 km

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

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Information

There is a car park at the corner of Hall Street and Melville Street next to the public park at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT190 935.

CarPark There is a car park at the corner of Hall Street and Melville Street next to the public park at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT190 935.

The trail starts at the side of the building by the car park.

Start The trail starts at the side of the building by the car park.

The path is tarmacked but a bit uneven. There is a slope for the first 400m or so.

Surface The path is tarmacked but a bit uneven. There is a slope for the first 400m or so.

There is a slope with a gradient of  9%  (1:11) for about 120m. A seat provides a break up this slope.

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 9% (1:11) for about 120m. A seat provides a break up this slope.

There is a second seat by the path.

Seat There is a second seat by the path.

Turn left out of the south entrance to the park. (This picture is looking back at the park.)

Direction Turn left out of the south entrance to the park. (This picture is looking back at the park.)

Cross the road to the footway and turn left. There is no pavement on the north side of the road. There is a drop kerb opposite the park entrance.

Direction Cross the road to the footway and turn left. There is no pavement on the north side of the road. There is a drop kerb opposite the park entrance.

The footway is narrow, about 90cm wide for about 130m

Width The footway is narrow, about 90cm wide for about 130m

The footway has a slope with a gradient of 6%  (1:16)  to 8%  (1:12) for about 150m.

Gradient The footway has a slope with a gradient of 6% (1:16) to 8% (1:12) for about 150m.

 

Path

The trail continues along the road on the opposite side of the roundabout.There are only two dropped kerbs which cross the road just by the seat. before the roundabout. You may have to use the road to get to the other side of the roundabout.Take care!

Direction The trail continues along the road on the opposite side of the roundabout.There are only two dropped kerbs which cross the road just by the seat. before the roundabout. You may have to use the road to get to the other side of the roundabout.Take care!

There is no pavement on this road.

Path There is no pavement on this road.

Continue on the road past the factory

Direction Continue on the road past the factory

 

Path

Turn to the left at the T-junction..

Direction Turn to the left at the T-junction..

The road is a little uneven in places.

Surface The road is a little uneven in places.

The gradients into and out of the dip are as steep as 8% (1:12).

Gradient The gradients into and out of the dip are as steep as 8% (1:12).

A gradient of 8% (1:12)coming out of the dip.

Gradient A gradient of 8% (1:12)coming out of the dip.

Continue straight on past the entrance into New Farm.

Direction Continue straight on past the entrance into New Farm.

 

Path

 

Path

There is a slope with a gradient of 7% (1:14)  for about 70m down to the B981 (Lisa Brae,) .

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 7% (1:14) for about 70m down to the B981 (Lisa Brae,) .

Turn right on the B981 (Lisa Brae), there is no dropped kerb to the footway. This is a very fast, busy road. Take Care!

Direction Turn right on the B981 (Lisa Brae), there is no dropped kerb to the footway. This is a very fast, busy road. Take Care!

After about 50m turn to the left into the farm road.

Direction After about 50m turn to the left into the farm road.

The farm track has an uneven surface in places

Surface The farm track has an uneven surface in places

Pot holes in road.

Surface Pot holes in road.

 

Path

Stay on the main track and turn right at the gate.

Direction Stay on the main track and turn right at the gate.

A slope with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for about 250m with a potholed and uneven surface.

Gradient A slope with a gradient of 12% (1:8) for about 250m with a potholed and uneven surface.

The surface is uneven in places.

Surface The surface is uneven in places.

Potholes in the track.

Surface Potholes in the track.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Bear left, keeping the barns on your right as you pass Easter Colquhally Farm.

Direction Bear left, keeping the barns on your right as you pass Easter Colquhally Farm.

There is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 100m.The track surface is very uneven in places.

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 100m.The track surface is very uneven in places.

Follow the track round to the left.It may be muddy following wet weather.

Direction Follow the track round to the left.It may be muddy following wet weather.

 

Path

Head towards Cartmore Industrial Estate.

Direction Head towards Cartmore Industrial Estate.

There is an incline with a gradient of about 9% (1:11). Follow the track round to the right.

Gradient There is an incline with a gradient of about 9% (1:11). Follow the track round to the right.

The track has pot holes and puddles following wet weather.

Surface The track has pot holes and puddles following wet weather.

Follow the track left.

Direction Follow the track left.

The road from has a gradient of 17% (1:6) for 70m up to the industrial estate.

Gradient The road from has a gradient of 17% (1:6) for 70m up to the industrial estate.

Looking back at the 17% (1:6) gradient from the farm.

Gradient Looking back at the 17% (1:6) gradient from the farm.

Carry straight on and use the footway to head towards Station Road (B920).

Direction Carry straight on and use the footway to head towards Station Road (B920).

Turn left at the junction with Station Road (B920). The pavement is tarmacked but very uneven to the bridge.

Direction Turn left at the junction with Station Road (B920). The pavement is tarmacked but very uneven to the bridge.

The gradient of the footway up from the dip under the bridge to Station Head Road is about 7% (1:15) for about 50m.

Gradient The gradient of the footway up from the dip under the bridge to Station Head Road is about 7% (1:15) for about 50m.

You have to cross the entrance into the car park at Lochgelly Railway Station.  The dropped Kerbs are about 30mm at it`s highest both sides.

Obstacle You have to cross the entrance into the car park at Lochgelly Railway Station. The dropped Kerbs are about 30mm at it`s highest both sides.

The pavement going around the corner from Station Road into Station Head Road is about 17% (1:6)  for about 6m.

Gradient The pavement going around the corner from Station Road into Station Head Road is about 17% (1:6) for about 6m.

Station Head Road

Path Station Head Road

There is no dropped kerb at the end of the pavement you can see ahead in the photograph and the kerb at the end is very high.  You may need to use the road. Take care!

Direction There is no dropped kerb at the end of the pavement you can see ahead in the photograph and the kerb at the end is very high. You may need to use the road. Take care!

Turn left onto the tarmac path.

Direction Turn left onto the tarmac path.

There is no dropped kerb and the kerb is about 60mm high.  Follow the right hand path.  The path is tarmacked and in good condition.

Obstacle There is no dropped kerb and the kerb is about 60mm high. Follow the right hand path. The path is tarmacked and in good condition.

Turn right again.

Direction Turn right again.

Carry straight on.

Direction Carry straight on.

There is a gradient of about 11% (1:9) for around 200m

Gradient There is a gradient of about 11% (1:9) for around 200m

 

Path

Keep left.

Direction Keep left.

Bear left.

Direction Bear left.

Turn left at the end of the wooden fence.

Direction Turn left at the end of the wooden fence.

Bear left by the side of the house.

Direction Bear left by the side of the house.

At the T junction turn right and the left when you reach the road after about 30m

Direction At the T junction turn right and the left when you reach the road after about 30m

Follow the path towards the wooden fence

Direction Follow the path towards the wooden fence

Turn left then right by the wooden fence.

Direction Turn left then right by the wooden fence.

There is a staggered barrier with a gap 80cm wide.

Width There is a staggered barrier with a gap 80cm wide.

At the main road (Auchterran Road) turn left.

Direction At the main road (Auchterran Road) turn left.

Dropped kerb outside Noah's Ark Private Nursery.

Path Dropped kerb outside Noah's Ark Private Nursery.

Cross to the opposite side of the road (South side)Take the path to the right of the Bus stop shelter that will take you to Public park and the car park.

Direction Cross to the opposite side of the road (South side)Take the path to the right of the Bus stop shelter that will take you to Public park and the car park.

The spaces between the bollards are over 1m wide.

Width The spaces between the bollards are over 1m wide.

 

Path

Bear right a keep right to return to the car park and the start of the trail.

Direction Bear right a keep right to return to the car park and the start of the trail.

The car park is on the other side of the red gravel area.

Path The car park is on the other side of the red gravel area.

Finish the walk back at the Car Park at the corner of Hall Street and Melville Street.

End Finish the walk back at the Car Park at the corner of Hall Street and Melville Street.

Looking towards Cardenden.

View Looking towards Cardenden.

Looking towards the Lomond Hills.

View Looking towards the Lomond Hills.

Looking East.

View Looking East.

Easter Colquhally Farm

View Easter Colquhally Farm

The Lomond Hills

View The Lomond Hills

The Lomond Hills

View The Lomond Hills

Looking North East.

View Looking North East.

The New Farm.

View The New Farm.

Looking East.

View Looking East.

Looking East.

Path Looking East.

Looking North.

Path Looking North.

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