THREE FAMILY WALKS FOR 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.