A short 3 mile walk to Kinghorn Loch from Kinghorn.
Start from the carpark on Pettycur Road overlooking Kinghorn Harbour (or any other convenient point near the town centre).
Walk along David the First Street to reach the main road and cross to the opposite side. Take the road going uphill to the golf club. Once past the golf club, continue on along the road which now becomes a farm access track passing the golf course on your right and caravans on your left. Look back for good views across Kinghorn and the Forth to Edinburgh. The track curves round to the right and continue upwards to Grangehill Farm. Please keep dogs on leads when passing through the farm area.
As the track goes over the hill the views change so that you are looking across to Kinghorn Loch. Note the ruin to your left. This is reputed to be the home of the last of the Kinghorn Witches. If you look closely at the walls you will also find coins embedded in the crevices. Follow the track downhill until you reach the B923 road. Turn right and walk along the pavement until you see a track on the opposite of the road where the pavement ends. Cross over the road taking extreme care.
Go through the gate and follow this track. Ignore the first path to your right which is signed as the treetop walk. Take the next path on your right which will lead you around the lochside. This section could be muddy after heavy rain. You will pass the Earthship building and reach the small car park on the north side of the loch.
If you make a detour after the car park and go left up the surfaced track, you can visit the Barn at the Loch Café.
From the northside car park, walk round the east side of the loch passing the Ecology Centre. A path takes you round the east side and back to the B923 road. Cross over the road taking extreme care and join the path on the opposite side slightly to your left. The path doesn’t look particularly enticing at this point but it does improve. This, the Burnside Path follows the edge of the golf course to bring you back to Kinghorn. You will probably find it easiest to walk through the houses when the path comes to an end and past the school to reach the main road and your starting point.
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