Great wee adventure

Route: Newport-on-Tay to Newburgh

Date walked: 09/10/2015

Time taken: 7.25 hours

Distance: 28.5km

I thought i would come on and give you an idea of this walk as i have done it from both directions now and that does make a big difference.

The first time i did the walk which will have been last year, i did the same as the other people that have reviewed it and did it from Newburgh to Newport on Tay. I have to admit it did take me by surprise as i was expecting a reasonably easy walk near the river and got quite a shock at just how hard i found it. :shock:

However having done the walk again today starting from Newport on Tay i found it a lot easier. I did know what to expect this time so was prepared for a bit of a tough walk and although there were some uphill bits at times it was nothing like from the other way around where there is most certainly a lot more uphill. One section in particular being the section leading up to where Normans law is, that section is very uphill but luckily this time all downhill. :D

The ground at the moment is very muddy and a lot of sections are like this, as a lot of the walk is on grassy tracks, it was all passable thought just slightly wet feet and muddy trousers lol

I liked the walk today, it gives some variety as you start off coming through the village with views back over to the bridge and then you head up into more grassy sections with some token cows along the way. You feel like your away from it all. Then they have added a bit now so it leads you through forest now instead of farm tracks for a distance before coming out and heading out to where i now knew Normans law would be. (I had planned on doing it along the way but unfortunately didn't manage to do Normans law so that will be saved for next time). Then after this your back into the open where you can see the tops of the Lomonds in the distance and the monument near Cupar as well as Normans law at one point. Its amazing what you notice along the way. Then you eventually come out and get great views of Newburgh and the river.

I don't think its a bad walk at all. Yes it isn't near the coast the entire way but it has some variety and there is still plenty to see. The walk also adds a bit of interest for people not just wanting an easy walk and i think any path added to the coastal route is a bonus.

I think its fantastic that they have made it so easy and accessible for people to explore the countryside.

Fab day!

Click to mark this as a great report. Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Comments: 3

anne mariecb

Activity: Mountaineer

Munros: 62
Corbetts: 26
Grahams: 23
Donalds: 43
Wainwrights: 57
Hewitts: 48
Sub 2000: 92
Long Distance routes: West Highland Way    Fife Coastal Path   

Filter reports



Trips: 1
Distance: 28.5 km

Joined: May 07, 2015
Last visited: Oct 26, 2020
Total posts: 4 | Search posts