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DRYSIDE CIRCULAR

   
DISTANCE 26 Km
   
GRADE Easy Road Ride
   
UPDATED December 2001

 

 

 

 

Route.
Mostly quiet country roads and a right of way.

Distance. 26 km or 16 miles

Directions
From Tourist Information Centre: A977 into Kinross left at
mini-roundabout, to Milnathort and left again at the next
mini-roundabout. Car Park on the right after the Petrol
Station.
Parking
Milnathort: Stirling Road Car Park, off the A91.
Hazards
The A912, to Gateside is narrow, be wary of traffic when
cycling through the z-bends. The A91 - it may be prudent to use the pavement.

 

Reid Memorial School
The route starts at the site of the Reid Memorial School in
Milnathort. When the school was demolished, the bell was
mounted on a plinth along with a plaque to mark the site of
the school
The Start
>From the car park, turn left pass the service station, and
go straight over the mini-roundabout heading towards Perth.
The next turning is on the left, sign posted for Hattonburn
Road
Follow the road through Netherton and Duncrievie to
Glenfarg. Turn first right, passing the village shop and the
Glenfarg Hotel. Cross the B991 road and over the motorway.
Continue up the hill and turn right at the T-junction and
turn right
Alternatively...
Carry straight through the village, passing the war memorial
and turn left onto the B996 towards Perth. Keen-eyed
cyclists will notice three well worn curling stones set into
the low wall to the right, a little after the school... why
is anyone's guess.
Continue on the B996 out of Glenfarg, There is a cross
roads, turn right for Arngask and crossover the motorway. At
this point the gradient of the road steepens. This road will
join onto the road from the foot bridge. Continue past the
cemetery and follow the road around passing the farms to the
next junction
Balvaird Castle
The castle is open during the summer months - Historic
Scotland charge an admission fee
If you wish to visit Balvaird Castle, turn left and then
first right. Follow the road downhill to the A912 junction.
After visiting the castle turn left onto the A912 and follow
the road downhill to Gateside
Otherwise, follow the road around to the right and downhill
to the A912. Turn right onto the A912, follow this road all
the way down to Gateside and turn right onto the A91 and
turn next left into Station Road. Follow this road all the
way uphill to the T-junction, this is the steepest hill on
the route, at the top turn right onto the Dryside Road.
Old Highway>>>
The Dryside Road is an old highway which linked the monastic
community at Scotlandwell to St. Andrews.
Bonnet Stone
A small detour on the left will take you to the Bonnet
Stone; this weathered sandstone rock formation can be
reached by following the track on the left till its end
before finally crossing an open field. It may be prudent to
leave the bikes at the end of the track rather than crossing
the field, disturbing livestock, etc

W.Shackleton 2000
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