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Latest forest information
- Many of the footpaths in Cardenden are currently being resurfaced. Please be aware of machinery operating around the forest and follow all safety signage.
Wooded ravine with an ancient tower and a meandering burn
It's easy to forget a busy dual-carriageway passes through the woodland of Cardenden. On the west side, the wide, winding and very picturesque glen ensures only water, wind and wildlife are the soundtrack for much of its length. On the east side, the surprisingly long network of paths will lead you through trees that are home to roe deer and other animals.
If you have an interest in the grisly side of history, keep an eye out for the site of Scotland’s last duel, a fatal meeting between a banker and a merchant in 1826.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets are in Kirkcaldy.
The wood lies to the south of the village of Cardenden in Fife. A footpath at the east end of Carden Avenue, opposite the Corrie Centre, leads directly to the wood. Alternatively, a farm track at the west end of Carden Avenue, just round the corner from the primary school, provides quicker access to the glen and south to Carden Tower.
There is no car park, but plenty of onstreet parking on Carden Avenue and surrounding roads.
KY5 0EL is the nearest postcode.
There is a railway station in Cardenden on the Edinburgh to Glenrothes line, and regular buses run between the village and Kirkaldy. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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