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

Route Filmstrip & Description

This trail passes the remains of Plean House and its stable block. It has some steep gradients {max 23% (1:4)} and a few steps. The Estate Trail at Plean Country Park (also a Phototrail) is more accessible.The Heritage Trail starts in the the car park which is off Cadgers Loan near Plean at OS Grid Reference NS 827 868. Disabled parking bays are available near the toilet block at the furthest point from the car park entrance. There are four seats around the route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, August 2010 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 5More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

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

Information

Disabled parking bays are available near the toilet block at the furthest point  from the car park entrance.The car park is off Cadgers Loan near Plean at OS Grid Reference NS 827 868

Blue Badge parking bays Disabled parking bays are available near the toilet block at the furthest point from the car park entrance.The car park is off Cadgers Loan near Plean at OS Grid Reference NS 827 868

The start of the trail is just by the disabled parking bays.

Start The start of the trail is just by the disabled parking bays.

There are picnic benches in the parking area.

Seat There are picnic benches in the parking area.

There are disabled toilets in the portacabin. The ramp has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for 5m or so.

Accessible toilets There are disabled toilets in the portacabin. The ramp has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for 5m or so.

An Information Board gives details of all the walks in the country park.

Information An Information Board gives details of all the walks in the country park.

Each of the different walks is marked by way marks.

Information Each of the different walks is marked by way marks.

There is a cross slope on this first part of the tarmac track with a gradient of 6% (1:17)

Gradient There is a cross slope on this first part of the tarmac track with a gradient of 6% (1:17)

Turn right to follow the Heritage Trail

Direction Turn right to follow the Heritage Trail

Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail

Direction Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail

Turn right onto the stone path to follow the Heritage Trail

Direction Turn right onto the stone path to follow the Heritage Trail

This is the first of four resting points around the Heritage Trail

Seat This is the first of four resting points around the Heritage Trail

There is a small step (25mm) on and off the bridge which is narrowed by the bush to about 800mm in width.

Step There is a small step (25mm) on and off the bridge which is narrowed by the bush to about 800mm in width.

Path junction is on a steep slope with a gradient of 18% (1:6).Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail

Gradient Path junction is on a steep slope with a gradient of 18% (1:6).Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail

 

Path

The second bridge has chicken wire on its surface so take care not to trip.There is a step off the bridge which is about 60mm (3 inches) high.

Step The second bridge has chicken wire on its surface so take care not to trip.There is a step off the bridge which is about 60mm (3 inches) high.

The path surface has a lot more loose stones along this section.

Surface The path surface has a lot more loose stones along this section.

There is a short slope for about 10m with a gradient of 9% (1:11)

Gradient There is a short slope for about 10m with a gradient of 9% (1:11)

Turn left as you approach the stables. The path is a little uneven in this area.

Direction Turn left as you approach the stables. The path is a little uneven in this area.

 

Path

There are two benches available by the junction. Bear right to follow the Heritage Trail.

Seat There are two benches available by the junction. Bear right to follow the Heritage Trail.

 

Path

Turn left by the open grassland to follow the Heritage Trail.

Direction Turn left by the open grassland to follow the Heritage Trail.

A 25m slope with a gradient of 8% (1:12) brings you to the front of Plean House.

Gradient A 25m slope with a gradient of 8% (1:12) brings you to the front of Plean House.

There are two seats at the front of Plean House overlooking an open landscape.

Seat There are two seats at the front of Plean House overlooking an open landscape.

The view from the front of Plean House

View The view from the front of Plean House

 

Path

There is a picnic area behind Plean House.

Seat There is a picnic area behind Plean House.

There is another seat just before the Heritage Trail turns right up the hill onto a less accessible path.You can continue straight ahead then turn left to take a more accessible short cut back to the car park.See the Plean Country Park Estate Phototrail

Seat There is another seat just before the Heritage Trail turns right up the hill onto a less accessible path.You can continue straight ahead then turn left to take a more accessible short cut back to the car park.See the Plean Country Park Estate Phototrail

Turn right to follow the Heritage Trail.

Direction Turn right to follow the Heritage Trail.

The path climbs a narrow path (300mm wide in places) with a gradient of 11% (1:9) and small steps 25mm set into the surface.

Step The path climbs a narrow path (300mm wide in places) with a gradient of 11% (1:9) and small steps 25mm set into the surface.

Towards the top of this slope its gradient increases to 18% (1:6)

Gradient Towards the top of this slope its gradient increases to 18% (1:6)

The path along the top part of this trail is mainly on grass.

Surface The path along the top part of this trail is mainly on grass.

Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail.

Direction Turn left to follow the Heritage Trail.

The grass covered path is bumpy in many spots.

Surface The grass covered path is bumpy in many spots.

Go striaght over the the path crossing.

Direction Go striaght over the the path crossing.

The grass is worn more over this section but the surface remains uneven.

Surface The grass is worn more over this section but the surface remains uneven.

Go striaght over the the path crossing.

Direction Go striaght over the the path crossing.

 

Path

 

Path

The path begins to drop with a gradient of 11% (1:9).

Gradient The path begins to drop with a gradient of 11% (1:9).

The slope is 10% (1:10) through the trees.

Gradient The slope is 10% (1:10) through the trees.

The last slope is quite steep at 23% (1:4)

Gradient The last slope is quite steep at 23% (1:4)

Go straight over the the path crossing.

Direction Go straight over the the path crossing.

There is a rise towards the car park with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 15M. it also has a cross  slope of 5% (1:20)

Gradient There is a rise towards the car park with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 15M. it also has a cross slope of 5% (1:20)

 

Path

Stay on the main path to return to the car park.

Direction Stay on the main path to return to the car park.

The car park is in view.

Path The car park is in view.

You return to the car park on the opposite side from which you started.

End You return to the car park on the opposite side from which you started.

Plean Country Park - Heritage Trail Phototrail

 

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