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

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a pleasant woodland walk with occasional views over the countryside and out towards St Andrews. The surface of the path is compacted stone with loose stones and in some sections the stones are quite large and deep. The path leads to two historic sites but they may not be easily accessible to those in wheelchairs as the path narrows to around 500mm in places especially after the waymarker for the historical sites and there are a number of areas where the gradient is more than 8%. There are also sections of the path that have been eroded with rainfall and there are deep channels in the middle of the path with large loose stone surface.

Surveyed by: Alison Rae, June 2010 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
There is parking available but no dedicated disabled bays. The parking leads to easy access to the start of the path

CarPark There is parking available but no dedicated disabled bays. The parking leads to easy access to the start of the path

Information Board giving the history of the woods, during the summer there are alot of  stinging nettles growing around it so it is difficult to get too close

Information Information Board giving the history of the woods, during the summer there are alot of stinging nettles growing around it so it is difficult to get too close

The Information Board surrounded by nettles

Information The Information Board surrounded by nettles

At the beginning of the path there is a plaque celebrating that the area is part of the Millennium Forests for Scotland

Feature of Interest At the beginning of the path there is a plaque celebrating that the area is part of the Millennium Forests for Scotland

The surface of the beginning of the  path is compacted stone with some loose stones

Surface The surface of the beginning of the path is compacted stone with some loose stones

The path continues with the surface of compacted stone with some loose gravel

Path The path continues with the surface of compacted stone with some loose gravel

 

Path

The overgrowth of vegetation narrows the path although still within standard

Clearance The overgrowth of vegetation narrows the path although still within standard

 

Path

 

Path

The vegetation narrows the path.

Clearance The vegetation narrows the path.

There is a bench approximately 200 metres from the start of the path

Seat There is a bench approximately 200 metres from the start of the path

The path narrows to 740mm due to the overgrowth of vegetation

Clearance The path narrows to 740mm due to the overgrowth of vegetation

The path narrows to 400mm for approximately 2 metres

Width The path narrows to 400mm for approximately 2 metres

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

There is a cross gradient on the corner of 19.8% (1:5)

Gradient There is a cross gradient on the corner of 19.8% (1:5)

 

View

 

Path

 

Path

The path splits into two and continue to the right to follow the route around

Direction The path splits into two and continue to the right to follow the route around

There is an information board with the history of the site.

Information There is an information board with the history of the site.

The path splits and there is a rough path that leads to a kissing gate, beyond the gate there is a clearance in a field which leads to the Covenanters Grave and the other path leads to the Archbishop Sharpe's Monument

Information The path splits and there is a rough path that leads to a kissing gate, beyond the gate there is a clearance in a field which leads to the Covenanters Grave and the other path leads to the Archbishop Sharpe's Monument

This path leads to the Archbishop Sharpe's monument

Direction This path leads to the Archbishop Sharpe's monument

There is a bench to the left of the path

Seat There is a bench to the left of the path

 

Path

The path to the Archbishop Sharpe's monument starts to narrow

Width The path to the Archbishop Sharpe's monument starts to narrow

There is another information board with history of the site

Information There is another information board with history of the site

The path starts to narrow and grass is growing through the path

Width The path starts to narrow and grass is growing through the path

The surface of the path becomes slightly rougher with loose stone and grass sections

Surface The surface of the path becomes slightly rougher with loose stone and grass sections

The path narrows to 500mm for approximately 40 metres

Width The path narrows to 500mm for approximately 40 metres

Archbishop Sharpe's Monument

Feature of Interest Archbishop Sharpe's Monument

The path continues to be narrow

Width The path continues to be narrow

 

Width

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The path widens out

Width The path widens out

 

Path

There is a gradient here of 15% (1:7)

Gradient There is a gradient here of 15% (1:7)

 

Path

The surface has a water channel down the middle of path making it uneven with medium/large stones for 6 metres

Surface The surface has a water channel down the middle of path making it uneven with medium/large stones for 6 metres

To follow the loop back to the car park take the right hand path

Direction To follow the loop back to the car park take the right hand path

There is another seat available here

Seat There is another seat available here

 

Path

The path surface has loose stones and is rutted

Surface The path surface has loose stones and is rutted

There is a gradient of about 17% (1:6) over 4 metres.  The surface continues to be large loose stones

Gradient There is a gradient of about 17% (1:6) over 4 metres. The surface continues to be large loose stones

 

Path

 

Path

The gradient rise is approximately 11% (1:9) over 25 metres

Surface The gradient rise is approximately 11% (1:9) over 25 metres

 

Path

 

Width

Exit to the car park

CarPark Exit to the car park

The path splits here and the path to the left takes you along the longer loop

Direction The path splits here and the path to the left takes you along the longer loop

There is a bench at the side of the path

Seat There is a bench at the side of the path

 

Path

 

Path

The path narrows down to 500mm at its narrowist point and there is a gradient of 7.8% for 10 metres

Width The path narrows down to 500mm at its narrowist point and there is a gradient of 7.8% for 10 metres

 

Path

The path starts to descend with a gradient from 10% (1:10) to 18.2% (1:5) over 30m

Gradient The path starts to descend with a gradient from 10% (1:10) to 18.2% (1:5) over 30m

 

Path

 

Path

The path starts to even out with a gradient of 7.4% (1:13)

Gradient The path starts to even out with a gradient of 7.4% (1:13)

The path narrows to 600mm

Width The path narrows to 600mm

The path is narrowed by overgrown vegetation

Width The path is narrowed by overgrown vegetation

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Path

The path surface becomes uneven with medium to large loose stones

Surface The path surface becomes uneven with medium to large loose stones

 

Path

The path has a deep channel down the middle with lots of loose stones.  This continues up a slight gradient for approximately 25 metres

Surface The path has a deep channel down the middle with lots of loose stones. This continues up a slight gradient for approximately 25 metres

 

Surface

 

Surface

The channelling and loose stones surface continues.

Surface The channelling and loose stones surface continues.

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