This is a story about one of those days when you don't really plan to go for a walk, but it kind of happens! Glenrothes is a new town in Fife, Scotland, which many people will know better for its numerous roundabouts and striking bridge design, than for any more conventional urban features. I was there for a meeting, and stopped off at the Riverside Park to stretch my legs despite the threat of rain. It turned out to be a delightful place for a short walk through woodland beside the river close to the centre of town.
Afterwards, I followed a road sign to the community wood at Formonthills, close to the north-west side of the town, and found another haven for wildlife with lots of footpaths.
- I'll remember this most as an enjoyable relaxing walk that wasn't planned at all!
- The best bit was the woodland walk beside the river
- It was also great to see the new woodland growing up on the hillside
- The only advice is to take some walking shoes for Formonthills
Story contributed by Andrew Llanwarne - June 2007
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|Location||Centre of Glenrothes, Fife. Map ref 265017. 2nd walk on edge of Glenrothes, Map ref 258036|
|Date walked||12 June 2007|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||1.5 miles / 2km|
|Time taken||1 hrs|
|Map used||None - but see OS Landranger 59, 1:50,000 map of St Andrews & Kirkcaldy.|
|Walk source info||Road signs|
|Getting there||Riverside Park beside A911 Leslie Road in centre of Glenrothes. Formonthill signposted from B969 through Glenrothes.|