Explore the twelve cycle trails spread equally over four forests in Fife. Created as part of the Kingdom of Fife Millennium Cycleways Project, these routes are ideal for families with easy and moderate grade rides. The four woodland areas are Devilla Forest west of Dunfermline, Blairadam Forest north-west of Kelty, Pitmedden Forest south of Newburgh, and Tentsmuir Forest north-east of Leuchars.
Fife Forests are located in the Fife area of Scotland, north of Edinburgh and south of Dundee.
Each of the Fife Forests has three cycling trails of easy or moderate difficulty for you to enjoy. Every trail is clearly waymarked as described below.
This ancient woodland has been used as a prehistoric burial ground, stone circles and Roman relics have been found and it was once the scene of the Battle of Bordie where King Duncan fought the Danes. Today, Devilla Forest is home to a number of red squirrels.
Created by the Scottish architect, Sir William Adam, in the early 18th century, most of the trees were felled during both world wars and later replanted by the Forestry Commission.
Thought to be once part of the Scottish royal hunting ground of Auchtermuchty, large areas of Pitmedden were felled in 1917 for the war effort and later replanted with spruce trees.
The flattest of the four forests, the three easy cycling trails are perfect for families and new cyclists. In the 11th century, the forest was a hunting ground for courtiers of Leuchars Castle, and was even home to a colony of shipwrecked sailors.
The forests are managed by Scotland Forestry Commission.
|Forest||Difficulty||Waymark Colour||Distance (Miles)||Distance (Km)|
|Devilla Forest||Easy / Moderate||Blue||3||4.8|
|Blairadam Forest||Easy / Moderate||Yellow||2.2||3.5|
You will refreshment stops available nearby the Fife Forests at:
Devilla Forest – In Kincardine
Blairadam Forest – In Kelty
Pitmedden Forest – In Abernathy
Tentsmuir Forest – In Leuchars or Tayport
Toilets are located at:
Cycle Hire available at:
Tourist information available at:
How to get here
Devilla Forest is located 9 miles west of Dunfermline and accessed directly from the A985 Kincardine Bridge to Dunfermline road.
Blairadam Forest is located 7 miles north of Dunfermline and accessed by leaving M90 at junction 4 and taking the B914 to Saline for a quarter of a mile before turning right on the forest road leading to the car park.
Pitmedden Forest is 4 miles south-west of Newburgh and accessed from A913 between Abernathy and the A912/913 roundabout, then take the minor road toward Strathmiglo, go through Glenfoot climbing for 1 and a half miles to the car park on your left.
Tentsmuir Forest car park is accessed at the end of the minor road to north-east Leuchars.
Pay and Display parking available near the trails at these locations:
|Devilla Forest||West of Dunfermline||FK10 4AS|
|Blairadam Forest||North of Dunfermline||KY4 0JQ|
|Pitmedden Forest||South-west of Newburgh||KY14 7HR|
|Kinshaldy Beach Car Park||Tentsmuir||KY16 0DR|
Devilla Forest – National Cycle Network (NCN) route 76 from Kincardine or Valleyfield, or NCN 764 from Dunfermline.
Blairadam Forest – NCN 1 from Cleish or Bowershall.
Pitmedden Forest – NCN 776 from Auchtermuchty or Newburgh.
Tentsmuir Forest – NCN 1 from Tayport.
Devilla Forest – Dunfermline
Blairadam Forest – Cowdenbeath
Pitmedden Forest – Ladybank
Tentsmuir Forest – Leuchars
No cycle hire available.
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