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Lochore Meadows Country Park

LOCALITY: Lochgelly, Fife
DISTANCE: 3 miles (4.83 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy & Glenrothes South

Walk description:

There are several walks within the park, which are wheelchair-friendly. A leaflet is available from the Visitor Centre.

The Golden Triangle route is 1 mile long, starts at the Loch and goes through woodland. It passes the ruin of Inchgall Castle. It is flat and the paths are mostly tarmacked.

'Around Chapel Field' (1.3 miles) combines walking on the loch path and through the woods. There are choices within the route for returning to the Centre.

The Pit Road is longer at 2.9 miles. Wheelchair users will need a key as there are padlocked gates on the Pit Road (key available from the Centre). The route passes next to the winding gear of the old Mary Pit and the Pug (mining train).


Additional notes:

There is a new path which goes right round Loch Ore (3.6 miles). It is possible to complete this route on more robust mobility scooters, of which there are 2 available on loan from the Outdoor Centre. These need to be booked in advance - preferably the day before and users need to register with the scheme, and will receive training and sit a competency test. Phone 01592 583343 for details. There are a few gradients on the south side of the loch.

For more information on this Country park, please visit www.lochore-meadows.co.uk/lochore_meadows/index.html


19/08/2008 | Walk posted by Jan McDonald

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