Burntisland Kinghorn Circular

A circular route between Burntisland and Kinghorn utilising the unofficial coastal path along Pettycur Sands. This route is not possible at high tide without getting wet feet. Two options for this route are available with our without an ascent of the Binn.

With the Binn

Distance: 6.3 miles / 10 km

Ascent: 820 feet / 250 m

Without the Binn

Distance: 5.4 miles / 8.7 km

Ascent: 490 feet / 150 m

Start / finish: Burntisland

Other walks in the area:

 

Start from the Burntisland Links car park and walk across the links, under the railway to the promenade. Follow this along to the end then head down on to the beach. Walk along the beach or if it is low tide, you could also head out to the Black Rock and include this in your walk, When you reach Kinghorn, head up the steps to Pettycur Harbour. From here you need to make your way to the main road. The shortest route is by using a flight of steps up past the grave yard but you could also follow the coastal road round.

Cross over the main road and take the road up the hill to the golf club. Pass the golf club on your right and the caravan park on your left and continue on up the hill. This track goes over Grange Hill through a farm yard and down the other side with excellent views over to Kinghorn Loch. When you reach the public road cross over and take the Binnend Path on the opposite side that leads back towards Burntisland. Don’t take the path heading to Kinghorn Loch. The Binnend Path has views over to the Forth and there is a picnic area part way along.

With the Binn

When you reach a cross roads go straight on over a stile and follow the grassy path up to the Binn summit. After taking in the views, continue in the same direction now going downhill until you reach a small reservoir. At this point go left on a path across a field and over a stile into a wooded area. Follow the path down hill to emerge at the roadside.

Cross over the road and go into Grange Road on the opposite side accessed via a footpath. At the end of Grange Road cross over the main road and then go right into Kirkton Road. This will take you all the way down to the High Street where you can turn left to walk back to your starting point. However, if you are still feeling energetic go left up a set of steps before you reach the High Street to follow a path that takes you up to a viewpoint. After the viewpoint the path goes down more steps to reach the east end of the High Street.

Without the Binn

When you reach the cross roads you should turn left steeply down hill to Burntisland Golf Club.  After the golf club look for a path on your left which leads into Burntisland and you can head down to the Links and back to the start point.

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With the Binn

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Without the Binn

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