Cult Hill

Cult Hill is an outlier of the Cleish Hills and stands alone surrounded by farmland. At 264m it is one of the higher points of Fife with panoramic views all around. It makes a short outing on its own even when combined with the nearby hill fort.

Distance: 2.8 km / 1.7 miles (there and back)

Ascent: 70m / 230 m

Terrain: field edges and grass land. Can be muddy.

Facilities: small parking area for a couple of cars on the east side of the A823 at NT 035 956

Start / finish: A823 near Powmill

Other walks nearby: West Cleish Hills

Start from the roadside at NT 03500 95663 on the A823 where there is room to park a couple of cars on the east side of the road.

An openable gate allows access into the field on the west side of the road. Walk along the field edge (somewhat muddy) towards the hill, with a wall to your right. At the end of this field an open gateway takes you into the next field but now with the wall to your left. There may be sheep in these fields so keep dogs on a lead.

At the end of the second field it is necessary to negotiate a wall / fence with a strand of barb wire to access the hillside. Once over the fence proceed directly up to the trig point for panoramic views.

If you wish to continue to the fort a further wall / fence needs to be negotiated. This is probably easiest done by using the wooden gate into the field to your left and crossing the fence from there. There are old electrified strands on this fence so check its not live before climbing!

Return by your outward route.

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