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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A walk along the shore of the Firth of Forth to the historic industrial site of Preston Island. There is only one short gradient of about 10% for 50m or so. The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side all the way. The surface is uneven and muddy in places. A lot of the walk is on tarmac. There is a railway crossing near the beginning. This is not easily negotiable for anyone in a wheelchair.

Surveyed by: A Blair, July 2011 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 6.5 km

Public Transport: Bus runs to Culross from Dunfermline
Car Park: Yes
Steps: No
Barriers: Yes
Toilets: No

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Disabled car parking bays at beginning of walk.

Path Disabled car parking bays at beginning of walk.

Exit from car park to path.
Wide enough for electric scooters.

Direction Exit from car park to path. Wide enough for electric scooters.

Turn left to begin walk.
Slight rise.

Gate Turn left to begin walk. Slight rise.

View of path from near beginning.
Level tarmac.

Path View of path from near beginning. Level tarmac.

Approach to railway crossing

Path Approach to railway crossing

Railway crossing

Surface Railway crossing

Rough loose surface on railway crossing

Obstacle Rough loose surface on railway crossing

Crossing from alternative access point.
Difficult to close gate from wheelchair

Obstacle Crossing from alternative access point. Difficult to close gate from wheelchair

Crossing showing uneven part and spaces at rails

Path Crossing showing uneven part and spaces at rails

Seating near crossing.

Path Seating near crossing.

diverging paths, take right hand

View diverging paths, take right hand

Torry Bay.

Information Torry Bay.

Water lies for some time after rain. Still room to pass.

Path Water lies for some time after rain. Still room to pass.

First seating. During very warm weather the area gets very hot and seating is a necessity.

Seat First seating. During very warm weather the area gets very hot and seating is a necessity.

View further along route.

Surface View further along route.

Broken and muddy surface. Still room to manoeuvre around them.

Surface Broken and muddy surface. Still room to manoeuvre around them.

Not so easy!

Surface Not so easy!

Taken on a warm day after heavy rain the previous day.

Surface Taken on a warm day after heavy rain the previous day.

Still very muddy.

Surface Still very muddy.

Seating showing pipes for Longannet lagoons.

Seat Seating showing pipes for Longannet lagoons.

Surface liable to flood at side.

Surface Surface liable to flood at side.

Seating with pipes for Longannet Lagoons behind.

Seat Seating with pipes for Longannet Lagoons behind.

Path

 

Path

Flooding again.

Path Flooding again.

Surface poor in many places along this stretch, due to rain.

Path Surface poor in many places along this stretch, due to rain.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Seating on this stretch is at regular intervals.

Seat Seating on this stretch is at regular intervals.

Flooding very bad at this point. Care needed.

Surface Flooding very bad at this point. Care needed.

Divergence - take left fork.

Direction Divergence - take left fork.

Path goes inland.
Much drier surface here.

Direction Path goes inland. Much drier surface here.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Info. boards at Preston Island.

Information Info. boards at Preston Island.

One of remaining buildings at Preston Island and path around perimeter.

Information One of remaining buildings at Preston Island and path around perimeter.

Path

 

Path

Path

Remains of buildings on Preston Island.

Information Remains of buildings on Preston Island.

Kilns on Preston Island

Feature of Interest Kilns on Preston Island

 

Path

One of several info. boards around ~Preston Island.

Information One of several info. boards around ~Preston Island.

 

Path

Continuation of path after Preston Island

Path Continuation of path after Preston Island

Left fork leading from Preston Island

Direction Left fork leading from Preston Island

Slight incline

Gradient Slight incline

Looking back at Preston Island with River Forth in distance.

View Looking back at Preston Island with River Forth in distance.

 

Path

View from path over Low Valleyfield and Torryburn Bay.

Wildlife View from path over Low Valleyfield and Torryburn Bay.

 

Path

Downhill away from lagoons.

Direction Downhill away from lagoons.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Crossing wide enough for scooters.

Width Crossing wide enough for scooters.

First seat since Preston Island.

Seat First seat since Preston Island.

 

Path

Rough patch where pipes have been laid.

Surface Rough patch where pipes have been laid.

 

Path

 

View

 

Path

 

Path

Rough patch fairly difficult for wheelchairs as gravel is loose.

Path Rough patch fairly difficult for wheelchairs as gravel is loose.

 

Seat

 

Path

 

Path

Very muddy surface

Surface Very muddy surface

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Gates at either side of SSEB access road.
Take care when crossing road.

Gate Gates at either side of SSEB access road. Take care when crossing road.

 

Gate

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Overhead access from another point.

Information Overhead access from another point.

 

Path

Path on left goes to other access point over bridge.
Path ahead goes to start and finish of walk.

Direction Path on left goes to other access point over bridge. Path ahead goes to start and finish of walk.

Path up to bridge.

Information Path up to bridge.

 

Path

Steps from alternative car park.
Using this start point permits a shorter walk if a car is left at the original start point and the walk is done clockwise.

Information Steps from alternative car park. Using this start point permits a shorter walk if a car is left at the original start point and the walk is done clockwise.

Car Park, alternative access point.

Information Car Park, alternative access point.

Access from main road.

Direction Access from main road.

Car park and info board at alternative car park.

Information Car park and info board at alternative car park.

walkway to bridge as alternative to steps.

Direction walkway to bridge as alternative to steps.

 

Path

Bridge on alternative access walk.

Gradient Bridge on alternative access walk.

Obstacle at bridge for wheelchairs.

Surface Obstacle at bridge for wheelchairs.

 

Path

Main path on way down from bridge. to continue original walk take left fork, doing alternative take right fork.

Information Main path on way down from bridge. to continue original walk take left fork, doing alternative take right fork.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Seat

 

Path

 

Path

Take path straight ahead. Fork on left is also alternative way to end of walk.

Direction Take path straight ahead. Fork on left is also alternative way to end of walk.

Back to where path from railway crossing diverges. Route from here is rreverxe of outward.

Direction Back to where path from railway crossing diverges. Route from here is rreverxe of outward.

Preston Island circular Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
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Direction
End
Path
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