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

Route Filmstrip & Description

A walk around Hogganfield Loch and into the woodlands at Cardowan Moss LNR. There are a variety of water birds to be seen at Hogganfield, including Whooper swans in winter, as well as lots of wild flowers attracting butterflies and bees. Cardowan Moss woodland is peaceful and a good place to spot Roe deer. There are a number of benches at Hogganfield but none in Cardowan Moss. There is one barrier, bollards, to be navigated at Cardowan Moss. The steepest gradient is 13%

Surveyed by: Claire Quinn, July 0014 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.8 km

Public Transport: First bus 38C stops outside the entrance to Hogganfield Park. First bus 38 and 19 also both stop close to the park.
Car Park: Car park with around 30 spaces, including disabled parking bays.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There are toilets, including a disabled toilet, within the golf club house at Hogganfield Park. The building has a step at the entrance which could make it difficult for wheelchair users to access.

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Walk round to the left of the yellow gate.

Gate Walk round to the left of the yellow gate.

There are many birds to be seen at Hogganfield Loch including greylag geese, swans and moorhens.

Information There are many birds to be seen at Hogganfield Loch including greylag geese, swans and moorhens.

There are a number of benches along the loch-side path.

Seat There are a number of benches along the loch-side path.

Path

Turn right at the end of the loch, sign posted to Cardowan Moss. 7% uphill gradient for 40m

Gradient Turn right at the end of the loch, sign posted to Cardowan Moss. 7% uphill gradient for 40m

The path surface is uneven in places.

Surface The path surface is uneven in places.

Take the first path on your left signposted to Cardowan Moss.

Direction Take the first path on your left signposted to Cardowan Moss.

8% uphill gradient for around 30m

Gradient 8% uphill gradient for around 30m

The bench with views over the wetland area is a good place to watch out for deer, butterfly and dragonfly.

View The bench with views over the wetland area is a good place to watch out for deer, butterfly and dragonfly.

The path surface is uneven in places.

Surface The path surface is uneven in places.

Turn right at the exit of Hogganfield Park to access the pavement down the hill. 8% downhill gradient for 20m

Gradient Turn right at the exit of Hogganfield Park to access the pavement down the hill. 8% downhill gradient for 20m

On the pavement go left up the slope (8% gradient for 20m) to reach the crossing.

Path On the pavement go left up the slope (8% gradient for 20m) to reach the crossing.

Cross here to continue to Cardowan Moss.

Direction Cross here to continue to Cardowan Moss.

Enter the LNR through the stone entrance.

Direction Enter the LNR through the stone entrance.

Surface The path surface here changes to gravel.

Turn left at the first junction

Direction Turn left at the first junction

Keep an eye out for wildlife at the pond on your right hand side.

View Keep an eye out for wildlife at the pond on your right hand side.

Follow the path straight ahead, ignoring the 1st path on the right. 7% uphill gradient for 50m.

Direction Follow the path straight ahead, ignoring the 1st path on the right. 7% uphill gradient for 50m.

Take the 2nd path on the right next to the pond.

Direction Take the 2nd path on the right next to the pond.

There is a steeper (downhill) gradient and left-hand camber on this path. 12% gradient for 100m, 5% camber in places.

Gradient There is a steeper (downhill) gradient and left-hand camber on this path. 12% gradient for 100m, 5% camber in places.

Cross over the cobbled bridge, the surface here is uneven. Follow the path straight ahead.

Surface Cross over the cobbled bridge, the surface here is uneven. Follow the path straight ahead.

The left-hand path at the next junction is too narrow for wheelchair users, follow the path straight ahead and through the bollards.

Barrier The left-hand path at the next junction is too narrow for wheelchair users, follow the path straight ahead and through the bollards.

The bollards make this entrance narrow **

Obstacle The bollards make this entrance narrow **

Path Ignore the first two paths to the right.

Take the third path on the right.

Direction Take the third path on the right.

The path slopes upwards for 50m. 13% gradient.

Gradient The path slopes upwards for 50m. 13% gradient.

End of walk

End End of walk

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