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Balgownie

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Magnificent oak trees in rolling Fife countryside

Set in the gently rolling Fife countryside, this quiet woodland hides some magnificent ancient oak. The land once belonged to nearby Culross Abbey and was first planted with trees in medieval times.

The 2 ½ miles of paths and tracks are a mix of wide gravel forest roads and narrow earth paths, with some short moderate and steep slopes.

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Walking
Walking
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There are places to eat and public toilets in Culross or Kincardine.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

Balgownie Wood is in West Fife, halfway between Dunfermline and Kincardine. From the A907, turn south at the '3 mile' sign for Culross. From the A985, turn north at the sign for Balgownie. Balgownie Wood is a two minute drive from each of these junctions on the east side of the road. A farm track opposite a cottage leads to the wood.

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KY12 8EL is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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Nearby forests

Two men (one with prosthetic leg) sit together chatting at picnic table, on woodland trail, Devilla Forest, near Kincardine

Watch for red squirrels scurrying through the pine

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Balgownie': 1.25 miles
Dew on conifer tree

Attractive forest with a carpet of bluebells in Spring

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Distance from 'Balgownie': 3.02 miles
Trees on a hillside overlooking a loch

Extend your stay at Gartmorn Dam Country Park

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Balgownie': 4.32 miles