THREE FAM­ILY WALKS FOR FIFE

Scottish Field - - AREA FOCUS – FIFE -

East Lomond, Falk­land

Over­look­ing pretty and his­toric Falk­land – the Stu­arts liked to come and hunt here – East Lomond is a great lit­tle hill with su­perb views over the Firths of Tay and Forth, with the moun­tains to the north and the hills to the south. It is eas­ily climbed from the cen­tre of the vil­lage and is where the Amer­i­can TV se­ries Out­lander was filmed in part. On your way back down, stop in at the Bruce Inn.

Kings­barns to Cambo

Clas­sic golf cour­ses line the coast at this point but the stretch of sand is all yours to en­joy. A walk in­land then takes you up to the Cambo Es­tate gar­dens. You can de­tour past them but it is well worth the en­trance fee to see a su­perb an­nual dis­play of snow­drops. Re­turn­ing over fields, it would al­most be a fail­ing not to stop for some­thing to eat at The Inn at Kings­barns. Even bet­ter, it’s dog-friendly.

Cul­ross Abbey and West Kirk

The vil­lage of Cul­ross looks pretty much as it would have done dur­ing the 17th and 18th cen­turies and is one of the two start­ing points of the new route, the Fife Pil­grim Way. Rather than tak­ing on the whole 64 miles you can walk up to the an­cient abbey and across fields to the ru­ins of West Kirk, the pre-Re­for­ma­tion parish church of Cul­ross. Make time for a stop at the Red Lion once you’re back at the start of the walk.

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