Torry Bay and Crombie Point

This easy short 3 mile walk starts and finishes at the Ness car park in Torryburn grid ref NT 028 853. Most of the walk is on surfaced paths and quiet roads although the first section is an unsurfaced though smooth woodland path.

Distance: 3 miles / 4.8 km

Ascent: 165 feet / 50m

Start/finish: Torryburn

Start the walk by heading along Low Causeway past old cottages, turning right, then left to Craigflower House. Walk round the front of the big house and through the gate to your left onto the tarmac driveway.

At a lamp post on your right hand side a path leads into the woods. The path is not immediately obvious from the road unless you are looking for it.

Follow this path into the woods keeping to the main path when minor paths join it. Avoid going through the gaps in the wall to your right that will become apparant as you progress. After about 3/4km of walking through pleasant woodland you will reach a doorway through a wall in front of you. Follow the path through the doorway and turn left onto the tarmac path. (this is not the doorway through the wall on your right hand side that you passed earlier).

Follow the path as it bends round to the right to reach the ruin of Old Crombie Parish Church and graveyard. Take some time to explore the ruin if you wish, then continue onwards onto what now becomes a farm / access track. After another 3/4 km you reach a junction with a public road (quiet) where you need to turn right to head back down towards the coast.

Walk down this road to the houses at the end where you need to turn right onto Shore Road in front of Crombie Point House (follow the cycle track sign). This is another tarmac access road for various houses so you may encounter the occassional car. This section of the walk is part of the Fife Coastal Path and will bring you back to Torryburn after about 1.75km.

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