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near Pettycur, Scotland (United Kingdom)
The hike starts at the free parking at Pettycur Harbour. You directly go down on the beach and walk across the Burntisland Sands towards Burntisland. Depending on the tide you could also walk to the Black Rocks, making the hike a bit longer. From sandy it becomes a bit muddy and more popular with birds walking towards Burntisland. At the start of Burntisland Beach you walk up the sea wall to the access point for Burntisland Sands (coming from Burntisland). Here you walk on the walkway adjacent to the beach towards the Burntisland swimming pool and sport centre. You pass by the sport centre and walk towards Burntisland High Street. From High Street you walk uphill to Broomhill Viewpoint at about 40 m above the center of Burntisland. You walk back down and cross the Links, a grassy park on which a fair was taking place during our visit. At the church, you cross the road and walk up Kirkbank Road up to the Dells, and take the footpath at the edge of the Dells up to Kirkcaldy Road. You walk 180 m along this road and then take another steeper path up the Binn hill, towards Binnend. The hike goes up through woods, passes remains of Binnend village, a pond fenced off possibly part of the former shale oil works, and ends up at the hill ridge, with the large transmitter to the west. Here you take the grass path east with great views towards the Firth of Forth. The grass track ends at a wheat field. Here you walk on a small path on the edge of the field until the path takes you into the woods and takes you on Rodanbraes Path. This path continues slightly downward with great views past a great swing hung in a large tree. At the end you turn left on a larger path, but directly go up on stairs (tree top walk). This path ends at a viewpoint (not much to see with foliage on the trees), and you go down other stairs again. You then walk to the edge of Kinghorn Loch through woods. The path then takes past you past Earthship Fife Visitor Centre and the Ecology Centre on the lake. You walk up to the B293 road, cross it, and walk along the Burnside Path into Kinghorn. You walk down through the village to Kinghorn Harbour and Kinghorn Beach. You walk along this beach and go up some stairs and a path with a great view of the beach. From here you walk along Pettycur Road back to the starting point. When I arrived at the parking lot a pod of dolphins was swimming up the Forth close by this point, but I suppose you might not always be so lucky….