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Cycling | Eco | Free Attractions | Nature | Walking and Running | Woodlands

Devilla Forest

Devilla Forest in the west of Fife has extensive walking and cycling routes which are mainly flat, so great for kids.

It's also a great place for wildlife watching including red squirrels.


address

Culross
FK10 4AS

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Tel: 0300 067 6700
Web: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/devilla
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Devilla covers 700 ha of forest, much of which was planted in the 1950s. You can leave the waymarked trail and explore the network of paths that extend through one of the largest pine forests in the Scottish lowlands.

There are four lochs to find, home to thriving wildlife, including otters. Among the trees are many relics of past times, such as an enigmatic stone monument that tradition associates with Macbeth and a gravestone that marks the resting place of three children who died of the plague in 1645.

Devilla covers an historic landscape of farm and moorland whose place-names are rooted in Gaelic language and culture. Its own name means ‘bad farm’, which refers to land ill suited for farming, more than a mile north of the forest.

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Devilla is on the A985 between Dunfermline and Kincardine, and is well signposted from the road. The car park is at grid reference NS 964 870.

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FK10 4AS is the nearest postcode.

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