Forestry roads, steep in places. Tracks, steep in places and difficult
to follow in others.
From Kinross - take the B996 road south towards Cowdenbeath, 2¾ miles
, turn left on the B9097 for Crook of Devon, 2 miles, take the unlisted
road for Cleish, then right at Nivingston House Hotel. Steep hill for
OS Sheet 58 ref. NT093972
On the roadside verge, taking care not obstruct the forestry road or park
in a passing place.
Walkers, dogs and Horses. Watch out for the bad bends marked “!” on the
Nivingston Ho. / Dunfermline road.
To the south of Kinross, the skyline is dominated by the Cleish Hills.
These hills form the southern border of the county with the county line
running to the south of Dumglow, along the northern shore of Loch Glow
and then eastwards into Blairadam Forest.Good views of the county from
There is a choice of roads, the route up to Dumglow and the through route.
The Dumglow route, about three-quarters of a mile from the start take
the left-hand road and follow the road to the end. A path, on the right
climbs uphill amongst the trees to a gate and then continues uphill. The
tree-line ends soon and the path carries on to the top of Dumglow.
The through route:
At the point where the roads split, carry straight on and follow the road
all the way to the end. A faint path carries on from here along a fire-break
to a fence, and then continues to grow fainter. Follow the fire break
all the way to the end where it meets the forestry road. At the track,
turn right and follow the road downhill, (turning left and going uphill
is a dead-end), a good, though punishing descent. The forestry ends at
a gate and the road continues alongside a field to the unlisted road from
Cleish. NB. I can not vouch for any right of access here. Respect livestock
and keep your nose clean! To return to the car park, turn right, passing
through Cleish village then turning right at Nivingston House and going
back uphill to the car park. The steepest bits is at the back of the hotel,
it just seems like it is steep all the way up!
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