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Benarty Hill - Things to Know Before Visiting

Benarty Hill, Kelty KY4 0HT, UK

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About Benarty Hill

Benarty Hill, locally simply Benarty, rises above and to the west of Ballingry, in the west of Fife, Scotland. The summit ridge forms the boundary with Perth and Kinross. It is a prominent feature of the view from the M90 motorway, and from Kinross and Loch Leven. The lower slopes are steep on all sides, but the extensive heath around the summit is relatively flat.

Attractions Near Benarty Hill

Lochore Meadows
Lochore Meadows2.41km from Benarty Hill

Loch Ore is a loch situated in Fife, Scotland. It forms the core of Lochore Meadows Country Park. It is used mainly for leisure purposes, especially yachting, although the uneven depth can make the likes of speed boating problematic. The loch is the training site of many sports teams, including the University of St Andrews Boat Club. The loch holds many events, such as the annual Scottish Open Water Championships where the swimmers compete in a 5 km, 2 km and 4×1 km relay swim, and Saints Regatt

Loch Leven
Loch Leven3.49km from Benarty Hill

Loch Leven is a fresh water loch located immediately to the east of the burgh of Kinross. Roughly circular in shape and about 3 miles in diameter, it is one of the shallowest of the Scottish lochs—with a mean depth of 15 feet —and has become important as a nature reserve. The loch is a roosting area for geese in winter and a resting area for ducks. It is renowned for its fishing.

Lochleven Castle
Lochleven Castle4.23km from Benarty Hill

Lochleven Castle is a late 14th or early 15th century tower where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567. This ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven, in the Perth and Kinross local authority area of Scotland. Possibly built around 1300, the castle was the site of military action during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Today, the remains of the castle are protected as a scheduled monument in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. Loch Leven Castle is open to the public in summer, an

Loch Leven Heritage Trail
Loch Leven Heritage Trail4.98km from Benarty Hill

The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a largely traffic-free path around Loch Leven linking Kinross with RSPB Loch Leven and back to Kinross. It lies between Edinburgh and Perth, in the east of Scotland’s Central Lowlands. The path is mostly level and barrier-free, making it suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users of all abilities.

Burleigh Castle
Burleigh Castle7.15km from Benarty Hill

Burleigh Castle was the seat of the Balfours of Burleigh for more than 250 years. You can explore the roofless ruin of a 500-year-old tower house. its chief delight is its remarkable corner tower. Round at the base, its rectangular top floor is corbelled out – an eye-catching piece of Jacobean architecture. It was adapted and expanded in the late 1500s. The Balfours lost the land and castle in 1716.

The Fife Pilgrim Way - Waymarker
The Fife Pilgrim Way - Waymarker7.43km from Benarty Hill

The Fife Pilgrim Way is a new long distance route opened in July 2019, connecting West Fife with East Fife via routes used by medieval pilgrims. The overall route brings together a network of existing paths, tracks, core paths and rights of way into a single journey across the heart of Fife. Much of the route is on hard surfaces , hence trainers may be a better choice than boots for footwear.

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Fife is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.