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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a 1.25Km trail through an attractive mixed woodland. There is a firm path but it is not wide enough for two people to walk side by side in many places. There are occasional puddles after wet weather.There are four seats along the route but they are not evenly spaced.There are other paths in the area but some of these have steeper gradients. There are four entrances to the woodland and some are quite restrictive. Check out the photos to be sure of your route.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2009 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 1.3 km

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

Information

The trail is within the Cowdenbeath-Woodend Community Woodland.

Information The trail is within the Cowdenbeath-Woodend Community Woodland.

This trail starts at the lay-by on the B981. There is no drop kerb in the lay-by and the grass between the road and the gate may be a little long and uneven.With the gate missing the gap is about 900mm wide.

Start This trail starts at the lay-by on the B981. There is no drop kerb in the lay-by and the grass between the road and the gate may be a little long and uneven.With the gate missing the gap is about 900mm wide.

Once past the gate there is a surfaced path for the rest of the trail but its surface is quite narrow in places. Here it is 300mm wide.There may be encroaching vegetation making the path even narrower and uneven.

Surface Once past the gate there is a surfaced path for the rest of the trail but its surface is quite narrow in places. Here it is 300mm wide.There may be encroaching vegetation making the path even narrower and uneven.

At the first junction bear left to head into the Community Woodland.

Direction At the first junction bear left to head into the Community Woodland.

There is a gradient of 12% (1:8) for about 10m

Gradient There is a gradient of 12% (1:8) for about 10m

This is the first of four seats along this trail.

Seat This is the first of four seats along this trail.

The path is still only 300-400mm wide but it has a firm stable surface.

Width The path is still only 300-400mm wide but it has a firm stable surface.

Bear left at this junction to follow the main path.

Direction Bear left at this junction to follow the main path.

There may be occasional over hanging branches along the trail.

Clearance There may be occasional over hanging branches along the trail.

Stay on the main path.

Direction Stay on the main path.

There may be occasional over hanging branches along the trail.

Clearance There may be occasional over hanging branches along the trail.

At the cross roads go straight on.

Direction At the cross roads go straight on.

The path is slightly wider here at about 500mm wide.

Width The path is slightly wider here at about 500mm wide.

There will be a few puddles on the path especially after wet weather.

Surface There will be a few puddles on the path especially after wet weather.

 

Path

A seat is available by the pond.

Seat A seat is available by the pond.

Keep right at this fork. (The path on the left is the one by which this trail returns)

Direction Keep right at this fork. (The path on the left is the one by which this trail returns)

 

Path

There are a few spots where there are loose stones on the path surface and there are occasional puddles especially after wet weather.

Surface There are a few spots where there are loose stones on the path surface and there are occasional puddles especially after wet weather.

 

Path

At the junction turn left to complete the circular walk.

Direction At the junction turn left to complete the circular walk.

The path to the left follows a short ciruit that rejoins the path you've just walked along back to the lay-by..

Direction The path to the left follows a short ciruit that rejoins the path you've just walked along back to the lay-by..

 

Path

Turn left at this junction to complete the circular walk.

Direction Turn left at this junction to complete the circular walk.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Turn right as you rejoin the main path and to retrace your steps to the lay-by along the path you walked along earlier.

Direction Turn right as you rejoin the main path and to retrace your steps to the lay-by along the path you walked along earlier.

The slope up to the gate at the end of the woodland is uneven with some loose stones and has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 10m.

Surface The slope up to the gate at the end of the woodland is uneven with some loose stones and has a gradient of 8% (1:12) for about 10m.

The gap to exit the community woodland is about 900mm wide.

Gate The gap to exit the community woodland is about 900mm wide.

The second entrance into the woodland from the lay-by is through a gap 400mm wide. There is no drop kerb from the lay-by and the ground to the fence may be uneven.

Surface The second entrance into the woodland from the lay-by is through a gap 400mm wide. There is no drop kerb from the lay-by and the ground to the fence may be uneven.

The first part of the path is only about 300mm wide but its surface is firm and stable.

Surface The first part of the path is only about 300mm wide but its surface is firm and stable.

 

Path

The path to the right from the cross roads provides a different loop through the community woodland but it has steep sections with gradients greater than 20% (1:5)

Gradient The path to the right from the cross roads provides a different loop through the community woodland but it has steep sections with gradients greater than 20% (1:5)

The path is narrower with encroaching vegetation.

Width The path is narrower with encroaching vegetation.

 

Path

There is a gradient steeper than 20% (1:5) for about 12m on a surface that may be slippery when wet.

Surface There is a gradient steeper than 20% (1:5) for about 12m on a surface that may be slippery when wet.

There is a seat at the top of the rise.

Seat There is a seat at the top of the rise.

There is a 30m downhill slope with a gradient greater than 20% (1:5) to the railway line fence.

Gradient There is a 30m downhill slope with a gradient greater than 20% (1:5) to the railway line fence.

The surface of the slope has some loose stones.

Surface The surface of the slope has some loose stones.

 

Path

There is a gradient of about 10% for 30m

Gradient There is a gradient of about 10% for 30m

There is a seat at the top of the rise along the side of the railway line fence.

Seat There is a seat at the top of the rise along the side of the railway line fence.

There is  a lot less light under the conifer trees and the path may be less distinct.

Visibility There is a lot less light under the conifer trees and the path may be less distinct.

Where there are leaves on the path it may be less clearly seen.

Visibility Where there are leaves on the path it may be less clearly seen.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

At the junction the path to the left takes you back to the lay-by on the A981.

Direction At the junction the path to the left takes you back to the lay-by on the A981.

There is a route that leads to the main road but there is a difficult gate and narrow entrance point.

Direction There is a route that leads to the main road but there is a difficult gate and narrow entrance point.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The gap on the left is less than 400mm wide. The gate is overgrown and has a width of less than 80mm and a depth less tha 1000mm.There is a 15m slope at about 10% in front of the gate.

Obstacle The gap on the left is less than 400mm wide. The gate is overgrown and has a width of less than 80mm and a depth less tha 1000mm.There is a 15m slope at about 10% in front of the gate.

The grass from the gate to the road is uneven.

Surface The grass from the gate to the road is uneven.

Turning left at the cross roads links to another access point on the B981 but there is a kissing gate at the entrance.

Obstacle Turning left at the cross roads links to another access point on the B981 but there is a kissing gate at the entrance.

 

Path

The path is less than 300mm wide and there is encroaching vegetation

Width The path is less than 300mm wide and there is encroaching vegetation

 

Path

The kissing gate has a width less than 800mm and a depth less than 750mm.The gap is less than 400mm wide.

Obstacle The kissing gate has a width less than 800mm and a depth less than 750mm.The gap is less than 400mm wide.

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