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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This trail runs down the coastal slope from Ravenscraig Park to the historic Dysart Harbour. There are car parks at both ends of the trail and a cafe at the Harbourmasters House at Dysart Harbour.There are three steep downhill gradients, (uphill coming back obviously) up to 18% (1:6) and a couple of up slopes up to 14% (1:7). There are also some cross slope up to 9 % (1:11). Overall the trail drops about 25m in its 1400m length.The surface of the main trail is even with only small parts that are uneven or with loose stones.There are 15 seats along the trail but they are not evenly spaced out.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 1.8 km

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

Information

There entrance to Ravenscraig Park is from Dysart Road, just opposite Ravenscraig Street in Kirkcaldy.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT292926There is sometimes a catering van selling drinks and snacks in car park.

Direction There entrance to Ravenscraig Park is from Dysart Road, just opposite Ravenscraig Street in Kirkcaldy.Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NT292926There is sometimes a catering van selling drinks and snacks in car park.

There are 4 Blue Badge parking bays in the car park. They are right next to the start of this trail.

Blue Badge parking bays There are 4 Blue Badge parking bays in the car park. They are right next to the start of this trail.

At the start of the trail just by the Blue Badge parking bays there is a small step (25mm).

Start At the start of the trail just by the Blue Badge parking bays there is a small step (25mm).

Turn right at the path junction.

Direction Turn right at the path junction.

Follow the path towards the toilet block.

Direction Follow the path towards the toilet block.

At the junction with the wide tarmac track by the toilet block, turn left down the hill.There is an accessible toilet in the block straight ahead at this junction. It is not open at all times but it has a RADAR National Key Scheme lock.

Accessible toilets At the junction with the wide tarmac track by the toilet block, turn left down the hill.There is an accessible toilet in the block straight ahead at this junction. It is not open at all times but it has a RADAR National Key Scheme lock.

There are four seats along this section of the path. The slope has a gradient of 10% (1:10).

Seat There are four seats along this section of the path. The slope has a gradient of 10% (1:10).

The second of four seats.

Seat The second of four seats.

The third of four seats.The path opposite goes to the steps that lead down to the dovecote (see extra photos)

Seat The third of four seats.The path opposite goes to the steps that lead down to the dovecote (see extra photos)

The last of four seats on this section of the trail.

Seat The last of four seats on this section of the trail.

Go past the red stone path on the right to follow the main trail. The stone path links back into the trail further on but its surface is more uneven and there is a steeper slope (see extra photos)

Direction Go past the red stone path on the right to follow the main trail. The stone path links back into the trail further on but its surface is more uneven and there is a steeper slope (see extra photos)

Follow the main tarmac track then bear right onto the tarmac path sloping down to the right.There is a short slope with a gradient of 15%  (1:7) at the top of this slope.

Direction Follow the main tarmac track then bear right onto the tarmac path sloping down to the right.There is a short slope with a gradient of 15% (1:7) at the top of this slope.

The path continues for about 30m with a gradient of about 10% (1:10)

Gradient The path continues for about 30m with a gradient of about 10% (1:10)

Bear left as the paths join at the bottom of the slope.(The path to the right is the other link from the  main tarmac track, see Extra Photos)

Direction Bear left as the paths join at the bottom of the slope.(The path to the right is the other link from the main tarmac track, see Extra Photos)

There is a bench looking through the trees to the sea.

Seat There is a bench looking through the trees to the sea.

There are a few places where rocks make the path a little uneven.There is another seat at the view point on the corner.

Surface There are a few places where rocks make the path a little uneven.There is another seat at the view point on the corner.

The crushed stone path is a little uneven in places with loose surface stones.

Surface The crushed stone path is a little uneven in places with loose surface stones.

 

Path

Another seat with a fine view.

Path Another seat with a fine view.

There is a rocky uneven area as the path crosses the headland. There is a resting point in the rock.

Surface There is a rocky uneven area as the path crosses the headland. There is a resting point in the rock.

Another seat on the headland provides fine views across the bay to Kirkcaldy.

Seat Another seat on the headland provides fine views across the bay to Kirkcaldy.

There is a short gradient of 18% (1:6) and another uneven area along this section.

Gradient There is a short gradient of 18% (1:6) and another uneven area along this section.

The path surface has washed out a little to leave an uneven, sloping surface.

Surface The path surface has washed out a little to leave an uneven, sloping surface.

The path surface changes to tarmac but there is a 30mm step onto the tarmac. The gradient up this slope runs at about 14% (1:7)

Gradient The path surface changes to tarmac but there is a 30mm step onto the tarmac. The gradient up this slope runs at about 14% (1:7)

There is a seat at the junction.Stay on the lower path to the right to head towards Dysart Harbour.

Seat There is a seat at the junction.Stay on the lower path to the right to head towards Dysart Harbour.

 

Path

The slope across the path at this point has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for 10m or so.

Gradient The slope across the path at this point has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for 10m or so.

 

Path

A log right by the path may provide you with a place to sit and rest.

Seat A log right by the path may provide you with a place to sit and rest.

 

Path

As the path reaches the break in the boundary wall it slopes down to the right with a gradient of 18% (1:6) also with a cross slope of 8% (1:12)

Gradient As the path reaches the break in the boundary wall it slopes down to the right with a gradient of 18% (1:6) also with a cross slope of 8% (1:12)

Pass through the break in the boundary wall and bear left towards Dysart Harbour.

Direction Pass through the break in the boundary wall and bear left towards Dysart Harbour.

 

Path

There is an accessible picnic bench.

Seat There is an accessible picnic bench.

Another picnic table and benches are available in this sheltered spot.

Seat Another picnic table and benches are available in this sheltered spot.

Bear right to stay by the shore and head towards Dysart Harbour.

Direction Bear right to stay by the shore and head towards Dysart Harbour.

 

Path

Another seat overlooks the entrance to Dysart Harbour.

Seat Another seat overlooks the entrance to Dysart Harbour.

There is a picnic table just before the tunnel that leads to Dysart Harbour.

Seat There is a picnic table just before the tunnel that leads to Dysart Harbour.

The barriers in front of the tunnel to Dysart Harbour have gaps more the 1m wide.

Width The barriers in front of the tunnel to Dysart Harbour have gaps more the 1m wide.

The tunnel roof is only 1800mm (6') high in places.

Clearance The tunnel roof is only 1800mm (6') high in places.

On the harbour side of the tunnel there is a cobbled surface throughout.There is a cross slope with a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Surface On the harbour side of the tunnel there is a cobbled surface throughout.There is a cross slope with a gradient of 8% (1:12)

Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Surface Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Surface Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Surface Follow the cobbled path right round the harbour.

Turn left around the Harbourmasters House to the entrance of the harbour.

Direction Turn left around the Harbourmasters House to the entrance of the harbour.

At the entrance to the harbour is the end of this walk. Return the way your came or straight ahead is a car park where you could arrange to be picked up from.Turn left here to reach the cafe in the Harbourmasters House.

End At the entrance to the harbour is the end of this walk. Return the way your came or straight ahead is a car park where you could arrange to be picked up from.Turn left here to reach the cafe in the Harbourmasters House.

At the end of the trail there is a cafe, and accessible toilets in the Harbourmasters House as well as further information on the Fife Coastal Path.

Cafe At the end of the trail there is a cafe, and accessible toilets in the Harbourmasters House as well as further information on the Fife Coastal Path.

The accessible toilet is along the path shown, the other toilets are in the block to the right.

Accessible toilets The accessible toilet is along the path shown, the other toilets are in the block to the right.

There is a seat at the top of the steps leading to the dovecote.

Seat There is a seat at the top of the steps leading to the dovecote.

This trail to the right of the main tarmac track rejoins the trail but follows a steeper and more uneven path.

Direction This trail to the right of the main tarmac track rejoins the trail but follows a steeper and more uneven path.

There are two seat before the path begins to slope down towards the shore.

Seat There are two seat before the path begins to slope down towards the shore.

There is a cross slope with a gradient of 9% (1:11) and some wash out of the surface making it uneven.

Gradient There is a cross slope with a gradient of 9% (1:11) and some wash out of the surface making it uneven.

The surface is loose and uneven where it has been washed out.

Surface The surface is loose and uneven where it has been washed out.

There is a slope with a gradient of 13% (1:8) for about 30m.

Gradient There is a slope with a gradient of 13% (1:8) for about 30m.

The path provides fine views across the bay to Kirkcaldy.

View The path provides fine views across the bay to Kirkcaldy.

Seats and a picnic bench allow you to rest and admire the views out to sea.

Seat Seats and a picnic bench allow you to rest and admire the views out to sea.

 

Path

This is where the path stone rejoins the trail.

Direction This is where the path stone rejoins the trail.

An information board gives details of the Dysart Town Trail.

Information An information board gives details of the Dysart Town Trail.

There a two seats overlooking the harbour but they are at the top of five steps.

Step There a two seats overlooking the harbour but they are at the top of five steps.

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