Benarty Hillby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Jul/2012
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In this part of Scotland good things come in small packages. None more so than Benarty, a distinctive mountain in miniature that stands alone, rising steeply over the Loch Leven basin to offer wide-ranging views. As hillwalks go this one's short, easy, family-friendly and very accessible - but it's still a varied and worthwhile trip.
Distance: 3.27 miles (5.26 km)
Total ascent: 230m
Steepest Gradient: 25% (1 in 4)
Time: 1:30 – 3 hours (Walking)
Layby on minor road to Ballingry (limited parking), NT158970
Ballingry, Kelty, Dunfermline, Glenrothes - take your pick
Easy grassy hillwalking - not too boggy, not too steep. Navigation is straightforward.
Makes a nice snowy hill stroll in the short days of winter. Dog walkers should be aware that there may be livestock about.
Weather and Hill Conditions:
mwis: Cairngorms & Monadhliath
Buses from Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy to Lochore/Ballingry, then a stroll through Lochore Meadows Country Park or along the road at the base of Benarty Hill
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OS Explorer 367 (1:25,000), OS Explorer 369 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 58 (1:50,000)
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