Tentsmuir Forest Walks and Cycling
This route visits the expansive Tentsmuir Forest on the Fife Coast. The forest is a popular place for walking and cycling with miles of trails around the pine woodland and sand dunes.
You can start off from the car park located at the south eastern end of the site. From here you can pick up various trails including the Ice House trail which runs to the 19th century ice house. There's also the Morton Lochs Trail on the western side of the forest which will take you around 2 pretty lochs.
The forest is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels and roe deer to look out for on the route. On the north eastern corner there's the Tentsmuir Coastal Nature Reserve where you can see a variety of wading birds.
On the Ordnance Survey map below you can see the cycle route marked in the orange dots.
PostcodeKY16 0DR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Tentsmuir Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Tentsmuir Forest Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Tentsmuir Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Tentsmuir Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
As you'd expect the woodlands and beach are an ideal place to bring your dog for a walk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The epic Fife Coastal Path runs past the forest. You could pick up this long distance trail and follow it towards Tayport or try the popular St Andrews to Anstruther Coastal Walk. In St Andrews there's also Craigtoun Country Park. Here you can visit the nature trail, Italian garden, greenhouses, formal gardens, miniature railway and the large pond. The waterside trails at Cameron Reservoir are also not too far away.