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Report on the Walking Festival 2016

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Balmuto Castle Seal Colony Eider Duck View of Edinburgh Kinghorn Loch

Children play at the Troll Bridge

Craigencalt Trust is pleased to offer a Spring Walking Festival.  Walks will cover the coastline from Aberdour to Dysart, and stretch inland across the hills to allow participants to enjoy some splendid scenery.  The Spring Walking Festival is funded and organised by Craigencalt Rural Community Trust and supported by Burntisland and Kinghorn Community Sports Hub, Fife Council.  Following on from last year, the aim is to get people out enjoying the local area.  We hope it will attract even more visitors to come and enjoy a day out, get involved in activities.  It is also a great way to get to meet new folk.  We ask that you register for walks beforehand as then we know to expect you.  Registration and walks are free.

The reason for running this event in spring (rather than previously in September) is to cover some of the longer walks it was not possible to do in late summer, when some pathways are too overgrown and difficult to negotiate.  There will not be walks on every day because the event is designed with rest days. This will enable folk to manage all walks if they wish, and will gain from improving levels of fitness over the two weeks.

Join us for the
‘Spring Walking Festival’
in spring 2019.  

Terms of Participation and Disclaimer.

We are committed to running the walking festival safely and appreciate your cooperation with this. However, participants take part in walks at their own risk and we cannot accept responsibility for any accident or injury. If you have a health condition that you believe may be relevant, please make the leaders aware of this prior to your walk.

The Walk Leader endeavours to ensure that the walk is enjoyable for participants and protects the environment.  Should the Walk Leader have any concerns about any participant during the walk they may decide that the participant should leave the walk.  The decision of the Walk Leader is final.

Dogs are welcome on festival walks (unless stated otherwise in the description) but must be under adequate control.  Dogs are welcome at the ‘Barn at the Loch’ cafe. Dogs cannot be taken into fields where cattle are grazed. Persons under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Participants are requested not to smoke on walks.

What to wear and bring

To enjoy the Craigencalt Walking Festival safely and in comfort, it is essential that you come equipped with suitable footwear, clothing and equipment. Walking boots are essential for medium and long walks. Weather conditions can always change quickly, so we advise that you come prepared for sunshine and rain.

Transport - Getting to the walks

We have a distinct advantage along this coastal part of Fife because we are linked by a good, regular bus and train service.
There are good connections to Dundee and Edinburgh by train and Edinburgh Airport by 747 bus to Inverkeithing and then bus or train.  Check timetables when planning walks as Sunday service may differ from the rest of the week.  It is easy to get to the start point of walks or take public transport back to the beginning of walks if needed.  Cars will be going from Kinghorn to Kilrie Woodland for walks 11 and taking the bus back from Dysart for Walk 7. On request, participants can be collected from the community centre car park.

The ‘Spring Walking Festival’ is organised by Craigencalt Trust with support of Burntisland & Kinghorn Community Sports Hub.

Craigencalt Rural Community Trust.  Scottish Charity Number: SC042702.

Company limited by guarantee not having a share capital.  Company Number: SC398444

Registered office: 11 Queen Margaret Street, Kinghorn, KY3 9SP, Scotland, UK.

Walking festival






Binn Village to Tyrie Farm and return on Coastal Path (8 miles)

3rd April

10 am


Burntisland Links to Glassliehead, Dunearn and return via Galeslap (8 mile)

5th April

10 am


Auchtertool Kirk and Graveyard Tour
(2 miles)

6th April

10 am


Troll story-telling at the Troll Bridge and visit the witch's house on Rodanbraes path (1.5 miles)

7th April

2 pm


The Murrell to Balram, through Humbie Wood and return to Aberdour Silver Sands (5 miles)

8th April

10 am


Burntisland Inner Heritage Walk (2 miles)

9th April

2 pm


Kinghorn to Dysart Harbourmasters House following Fife Coastal Path (including children's Travel Stick event)
(5 miles)

11th April

10 am
11 am


The Binn Hill and return via Standing Stanes Road and Craigencalt to Barn at the Loch cafe for lunch (6 miles)

12th April

10 am


Old North Road from Aberdour (8 miles)

14th April

10 am


Taster of Nordic Walking out to and around Black Rock from Pettycur Beach, Kinghorn (3 miles)

15th April

6 pm


Kilrie Woodland to Balmuto and Dunearn Hill fort and return via the Binn (9 miles)

16th April

10 am


South Glassmount and Banchory Farms with circular route through Kinghorn ending at 'Barn at the Loch' cafe for lunch (5 miles)

17th April

10 am