Townhill Country Park
Updated: Jan 17
Just outside of Dunfermline is the village of Townhill, and it has its own little country park based around a small loch. The loch is used for waterskiing which is entertaining to watch whilst on your walk or when sitting having a picnic on a nice day.
There is a large carpark with a number of dedicated disabled bays. There's no need to worry about not getting one of these as there is plenty of alternative space to park.
At the beginning of the walk there is a building which is where the waterskiing is based from. There is also a café with a good menu and seating available both inside and out. It's great to sit there on a nice day, on the shore of the loch, and watch the watersports with a hot drink. There are also toilets on the side of the building - not within the main centre. Below is a picture of the accessible toilet and you can decide if you think it will be suitable.
The walk itself is pleasant and on a good surface for the most part. You have to cross a bridge-type construct at one point which is quite narrow and might not be suitable for all larger electric wheelchairs.
The main route is relatively short and would probably take the average person 15/20 minutes to walk round. There are however, a few other paths you can take to extend your walk. The other paths are all mostly flat with good surfaces but can get a bit muddy at times. You can judge for yourself by the pictures below.
Townhill Country Park offers a nice little escape away with a chilled walk around a loch. I'd recommend it as long as you get a toastie and hot chocolate at the café afterwards!
Please find below an image of the 1.7Km path around the loch. You can easily increase this distance by following other paths that spiral off the main route. The following video covers this.