What we're about

Fife Out and About: for walkers and outdoor folk in Fife

www.fifeoutandabout.uk

Thank you for your interest in Fife Out and About. We are a small (less than 50 members), independent Fife based walking and outdoors group.

Why Fife Out and About?

• Small walking group sizes

• Exploration of quieter "off-piste" routes rather than "tourist" routes

• Emphasis on enjoyment rather than simply "ticking or bagging"

• Environmental sensitivity - we abide by the concept of Minimal Impact (https://www.mountaineering.scot/campaigns/safeguarding-access/minimal-impact-advice)

• Affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland (https://www.mountaineering.scot/) and covered by their club's insurance scheme (https://www.mountaineering.scot/clubs/advice-and-resources/club-insurance)

Our core activity is hill walking although we also do many low level walks as well. We are particularly strong on easy hills and bigger hills but at a relaxed pace. You will need a spirit of adventure and a willingness to venture away from "guidebook" / waymarked routes as our emphasis is on exploring and enjoying and not ticking summits or "bagging". Our walks usually take place in Fife, the Ochils, Perthshire and the Trossachs though we do venture further afield as well.

We welcome both experienced and novice walkers though we must stress that as we do not provide "guided / led walks" you accept full responsibility for your own safety and welfare when on our walks.

Please do take a look at our forthcoming activities (https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/events/calendar/) and past event photo albums (https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/photos/) to decide if this group is of interest to you. Please see our About Us page (https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/about/) for more information on how we are organised. You will be asked to confirm that you have read the About Us page (https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/about/) before your membership request is approved.

If this sounds like the type of group you are interested in, please click on the "join us" button to request provisional membership.

Upcoming events (5+)

Evening Walk : Formonthills and Coul Den (Glenrothes)

Formonthills Community Woodland

Formonthills Community Woodland and Coul Den Nature Reserve Distance: 4 miles Ascent: 200m Terrain: unsurfaced paths Grade: amber What to bring: appropriate footwear £1 guest fee for non-members Proposed route: See https://fifewalking.com/fife-walks/formonthills-coul-den-walk/ Meeting place: Formonthills car park, end of Ben Vane Road, Glenrothes, see directions at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/formonthills/ Please be at the meeting place and ready to start walking at the start time as this is when we will be departing. If you are not ready we may leave without you. Please ensure you have read our participation agreement at https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/pages/22697133/Participation_Statement_-_please_read/ before joining the walk.

Provisional - Ochils

Needs a location

Ochils tba

Provisional evening walk - Bluebells Galore

Benarty Bay Car Park

A circular walk up Benarty Hill (the sleeping giant) via Haran Hill Woodlands returning via Blair Mill. At this time of year the bluebells in Harran Hill Woods should be putting on a good show. Distance: 4.6 miles Ascent: 300m Terrain: unmade paths, steepish in places. Grade: red What to bring: best to wear lightweight walking boots £1 guest fee for non-members Proposed route: https://fifewalking.com/fife-walks/benarty-hill-harram-hill-walk/ Meeting place: Benarty Bay (north west) car park, Benarty Road in Lochore Meadows Park at grid ref NT[masked]. Please be at the meeting place and ready to start walking at the start time as this is when we will be departing. If you are not ready we may leave without you. Please ensure you have read our participation agreement at https://www.meetup.com/Fife-Out-and-About/pages/22697133/Participation_Statement_-_please_read/ before joining the walk.

provisional Ben Inverveigh - silver grade

Bridge of Orchy Car Park

Ben Inverveigh is a small hill (639m) at the back of Bridge of Orchy accessed from a high point on the West Highland Way. Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 500m Terrain: West Highland Way path, grassy hill path, probably some off path on grassy hillside, forest track Grade: silver Estimated time: 4 - 5 hours Proposed route: see https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/3189810/Possible-Ben-Inverveigh. Descent is subject to being able to gain access to forest. If it looks like a high deer fence we may have to return by the ascent route. What to bring: everything on the kit list at https://fifeoutandabout.weebly.com/kit-list.html £1 guest fee for non-members Meeting place: Bridge of Orchy Hotel (car park at the side of the hotel) Please ensure you have read our participation agreement at https://fifeoutandabout.weebly.com/participation-agreement.html before joining the walk. Depending on who is going on this walk we could instead of the above, do both Ben Inverveigh and Meall Tairbh (665m) from Inveroran. Distance is similar but there would be a lot more off path walking and there would be about 600m of ascent. See https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/3192781/Ben-Inverveigh-and-Meall-Tairbh

Past events (541)

Skills for the Hills talk

Craigdon Mountain Sports

Photos (4,820)

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