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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Digital Routes Heritage Paths Tayport Coffin Road Start location B945 near the former Burnbank Nursery NO 455 278 End location Junction of Pond Lane Elizabeth Street Tayport NO 458 283 Geographical area Fife Path Type Coffin Road Path distance 0 6km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description At Arnoldsland on the B945 a gravel path leads N E along a burn drain at the back of the now apparently disused nursery Another path leaves it at approx 457282 leading to the tennis courts The main path continues in N E direction to pass the end of New St and into Elizabeth St opposite the end of Pond Lane OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes or 54 Dundee Montrose Heritage Information This is a path well known locally as a coffin walk and as such it would have seen a lot of use as people carried their dead to the church that would have been located quite far away The path probably joined the B945 as it does today and then conitnued south taking the south west turn off at Lawhouses to be buried at Forgan Church or the cemetary about a kilometre west of that

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=93 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    by a gate in the fence which leads into a field The route continues up the edge of the field to beyond the wood on the east where it passes through a gate into an old track where there are some large boulders At 318 074 it was necessary to step over the barbed wire into a field to bypass a fallen tree 1999 Going south west for about 100m you reach a deep lane to Coalpit Den which has recently been restored to a usable state by the efforts of the Rural Riders At the south west corner of the little wood the route turns left into a paddock with no obvious way in Thereafter you have to make your way up the edge of the field crossing into the wood over a broken wall and fence finally corning on to a clear track which leads to an angle in the road where another track leads south east The road is reached about l00m short of the road junction At the road junction the continuation of the route lies directly opposite It is a broad grassy track for about 500m leading along the edge of a small wood which

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=94 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    at NO 236 121 as a minor road north from Auchtermuchty via Newhill and Reediehill It becomes a forestry road soon after Reediehill with a gravel surface The route joins the minor road through Abernethy Glen between Glenfoot and Strathmiglo but you can continue on more modern tracks through the forest to Abernethy itself OS Landranger 58 Perth Alloa Auchterarder Heritage Information This path is an old drove road that

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=95 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    is a very pleasant route and takes you along a variety of pathways and scenery eventually taking you past Kilburns through Peacehill Farm and out onto the minor road at NO 394 251 OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes or 54 Dundee Montrose Heritage Information This path is known locally as the Monks Road and is thought to have been used as a coffin road If this was a

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=96 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Path distance 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the east end of the foreshore at Limekilns a tarred footpath leads directly uphill and inland up the side of an area of new houses At the north east corner of the houses a mown grassy strip leads diagonally uphill and north now between fields and eventually curving to the right east towards a wood on the crest of the hill The path splits in the wood no one line being more prominent than the others but the right of way leaves the wood at its north east corner A tractor track leads to the cluster of houses at Brucehaven Farm along their west side and out to the public road OS Landranger 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information This path is thought to have been used as a coffin road it would certainly make sense as the most direct route to Rosyth Old Kirk People would have used it to take their dead possibly from as far away as Dunfermline and Crossford It is fortunate that the church is at the bottom of the hill as people would have carried the heavy coffin down the

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=97 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    runs north along the side of a plantation before turning north east through some stables and over the Dunfermline to Alloa cycle path and terminating on the A907 It was signposted by ScotWays some time ago and these should help people to find their way OS Landranger sheet 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information This old road is known locally as the Targate Road and indeed is named as such

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=98 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Balgonie Miners Path Start location Coaltown of Balgonie opposite 54 Main Street NT 301 996 End location Railway underpass near Thornton Golf Course NT 299 978 Geographical area Fife Path Type Industrial Path Path distance 1 9km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for horses Back to Search Route Description This path starts as a road access between houses on Main Street quickly becoming grassy path Joins farm road between Muriespot and Lochtyside after 350 yards 100 yards west of this junction an earth path heads south southeast to meet line of railway then follows the railway to the underpass near Thornton golfcourse OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes Heritage Information This path is thought to have been used as a miners path but it is unclear as to exactly which mine the miners were travelling to It is presumably the old mine that is marked on old Ordnance Survey maps a little south of Thornton If this is the case that mine is marked as old on the 6 inch to the mile map which was surveyed in 1854 and so this route must have been in use for quite some time before that The path was probably

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=99 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    of Upper Largo NO 423 031 Geographical area Fife Path Type Leisure Path Path distance 0 6km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description The Serpentine Walk leading towards Upper Largo can be reached directly from the village street by crossing the former railtrack bed It is largely a grassy track crossing the Largo Burn by means of a wooden footbridge close to a bend in the burn The path continues in a generally northerly direction parallel to the burn and is bordered by trees and fields on both sides The path passes through an unlocked gate to reach the main coast road at a signpost indicating the Serpentine Walk to Lower Largo OS Landranger 59 St Andrews Kirkcaldy Glenrothes Heritage Information This route is shown on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey s 6 inch to the mile maps which were surveyed in 1855 Therefore it can claim to be at least as old as that but probably dates back far longer as the main route linking Upper Largo and Lower Largo Lower Largo was the port associated with Upper Largo and was said to trade with Norway and Holland The name is actually fairly

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=100 (2016-02-09)
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