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An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore


Postby denfinella » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:21 pm

Route description: Lochore circular, nr Lochgelly

Date walked: 29/10/2018

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 10m

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Busy work schedules along with moving house (twice!) in the last few months has led to a particular lack of autumn walks this year, but at the end of October we did manage to get up to Loch Ore in Fife for a couple of hours on a beautiful, cold morning. Getting lost is impossible - just follow the shore - though we went clockwise unlike the WH route, which goes the other way. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary, but good wildlife spotting and perfect weather. A few photos without further ado:

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Detour to Lochore Castle


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Mary Colliery winding engine near the car park
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:20 pm

Stunning photos! - thanks for posting up the TR - I have done the shore walk at Loch Leven but I was completely unaware of this nearby route and how scenic it is.

One of these days I may move up to Fife, so it is great to know that this walk might be on my doorstep.

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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby Graeme D » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:13 pm

Blast from the past. I used to sometimes go there with the dog for a walk and a dip when I was a lad in Dunfermline back in the day. 8)
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby denfinella » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:53 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Stunning photos! - thanks for posting up the TR - I have done the shore walk at Loch Leven but I was completely unaware of this nearby route and how scenic it is.

One of these days I may move up to Fife, so it is great to know that this walk might be on my doorstep.

Tim


Thanks Tim, it was indeed very scenic. And much shorter than walking around Loch Leven, which is a bit of a marathon! :lol:

Graeme D wrote:Blast from the past. I used to sometimes go there with the dog for a walk and a dip when I was a lad in Dunfermline back in the day. 8)


Nice place to have in your back yard :)
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby Bothybob » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:14 pm

I live close to Lochore Meadows Country Park and walk regularly round its s shores in all seasons and you have caught it at its best with great Autumn colours
Did you take time to visit the Willie Clark Centre and Cafe for coffee or soup?
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby denfinella » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:48 am

Thanks Bob. Beautiful time of year, definitely.

We did pop into the centre briefly to read the displays and use the loos, but not for anything to eat on this occasion.
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby ere1 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:21 pm

Just magic! A gorgeous location to swim. :)
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Re: An ore-dinary stroll at Loch Ore

Postby denfinella » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:02 pm

ere1 wrote:Just magic! A gorgeous location to swim. :)


Sounds cold :shock:
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