The Heughs, Aberdour

A short coast and woodland walk which can be combined with other short walks to make a longer circuit eg Humbie Woods and Hawcraig Point.

Distance: 2.8 miles / 4.5km

Ascent: 330 feet / 100m

Start / finish: Aberdour

Other walks in the area:

Start from the town, the station is a good option as there is parking there, and walk down to Silversands. If coming from the station, use the path at the east end of the car park alongside the railway that leads to Hawkcraig Road. Cross over the road and follow the signed path to Silversands (can be muddy at times but if so, use the playing fields instead of the path). An alternative start point would be from the Silversands car parks.

From Silversands follow the coastal path towards Burntisland until it passes under the railway. You will notice steps (known to some of us as “Kemal’s Steps”) on your left hand side. Go up these steps (may be muddy after lots of rain) and follow the path through the woods. The path will lead in a generally westerly direction for most of the way but will turn north west towards the end. Do not follow the path that is signed for Nine Lums.

After about 1.5km the path brings you back to the main road at the east end of Aberdour. From here, you can walk along the pavement back to the station.

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