|St Andrews to Anstruther Coastal Walk||15 miles (24.5 km)||This route follows a lovely section of the Fife Coastal Path from St Andrews to Anstruther. The route runs for a distance of just over 15 miles on a fairly flat coastal path. Along the way there's much to enjoy with beautiful beaches, interesting geological rock formations and pretty coastal villages.|
The walk starts at East Sands on the coast in St Andrews. You then head east to Kinkell Ness and Boarhills where you enjoy a short stretch along the pretty Kenly Water. You continue past Kingsbarns and Cambo to the striking headland of Fife Ness. It's situated in the area of Fife known as the East Neuk, and forms the muzzle of the dog-like outline of the latter when viewed on a map.
After rounding the headland you continue west to Crail with its lovely harbour. Crail has interesting architecture with several buildings from the 17th to early 19th centuries, many restored by the National Trust for Scotland, and a favourite subject for artists. There's also a beautiful church which dates from the 12th century.
The route continues past the noteworthy Caves of Caiplie. The caves were the site of early Christian worship. After this they were used by farmers to house livestock and as a doocot, around 170 CE.
Shortly after passing the caves you come to the finish point in the delightful coastal resort of Anstruther. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the excellent Anstruther Fish Bar. The shop has won the 'Best Fish and Chip Shop' in Scotland accolade on four occasions in the last six years. View Full Details>>
|Lochore Meadows Country Park||3 miles (5.5 km)||Enjoy lovely waterside walking and cycling in this country park in Fife. The centrepiece of park is the beautiful Loch Ore which is surrounded by woodlands, meadows, grasslands, ponds and a Nature Reserve. You can explore the park on four way-marked trails of varying lengths and difficulty. The routes take you to Lochore Castle, Harran Hill Wood (with ancient woodland), Harran Hill (where there are fine views of the park) and over the Clune where there are archaeological features dating back to the Bronze Age.|
The park is located just north of Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline and just a couple of miles south of Loch Leven. View Full Details>>
|Fife Coastal Path||115 miles (185 km)||This walk runs along the attractive Fife coast from Kincardine Bridge to Newburgh. You'll pass through a series of delightful coastal towns and villages with lovely beaches, pretty harbours and interesting history. Highlights on the route include the wonderful university town of St Andrews where you'll pass the famous links golf course. There's also the picturesque harbour at Crail and Anstruther where you can enjoy refreshments at the excellent Anstruther Fish Bar. The shop has won the 'Best Fish and Chip Shop' in Scotland accolade on four occasions in the last six years. View Full Details>>|
|Cameron Reservoir||2 miles (3.5 km)||This lovely reservoir in Fife has a nice 2 mile footpath running around the perimeter. You can park at the eastern side of the water, just off the A915 and then pick up the trail. There's lovely views across the water, some nice woodland sections and lots of wildfowl to look out for.|
The site is located just a couple of miles south of Craigtoun Country Park. You can extend your walking here and visit the park's ruined temple, nature trail, Italian garden, greenhouses and formal gardens. View Full Details>>
|Bonaly Country Park||5 miles (8 km)||This country park is located a few miles to the south of Edinburgh city centre. The park features cycle and walking trails taking you through woodland and open moorland to a series of reservoirs. There are excellent views of the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Firth of Forth from the park. |
The park is located near to the Water of Leith where you will find a lovely,waterside cycling and walking path. This leads to the Union Canal which you can follow into the centre of Edinburgh.
Also nearby is the climb to Arthur's Seat. This splendid hike is a real highlight of the area, commanding fine views over city and the coast. View Full Details>>
|Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park||5 miles (7.5 km)||Follow numerous, peaceful woodland trails through this lovely park in Perth. From Kinnoull Hill there are fabulous views of the River Tay and the surrounding countryside. |
The park contains an Arboretum with a number of magnificent trees including large exotic conifers and Wellingtoniae.
Also look out for the fine wooden animal sculptures that dot the pathways through the woodland and the Bronze Age Fort on Deuchny Hill.
The route below starts at the car park at Corsiehill and takes you up Kinnoull Hill to the Kinnoull Tower. From the 222 metre high point there are some magnificent views of the Tay Estuary toward Dundee and Fife, the Ochils, Ben Vorlich and Ben More, the Grampians, Ben Lawers, Schiehallion and the Lochnagar massif. The route then takes you onto Deuchny Wood, before returning to the start point on woodland paths.
If you are on a bike you can head to the Deuchny Hill where there is a mountain bike park. Deuchny Wood also has a number of trails perfect for some off road cycling.
The park is located less than a mile east of the city centre of Perth, just over the bridge across the River Tay. View Full Details>>