Walk 139 – Peppermill Dam Walk, Devilla Forest – 5.6 miles

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A multi-terrain circuit taking in two of the four lochs within Devilla Forest, Fife. Situated between Kincardine and Dunfermline, Devilla covers over 1700 acres of land and is one of the largest pine forests in the Scottish lowlands. On this walk you can expect wide gravel tracks and grassy footpaths throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, in particular around the Moor Loch and Peppermill Dam areas! 

buggy-friendly-image  Buggy-friendly walk (expect uneven ground)

Print  Dog-friendly walk

  Car park at the entrance to Devilla Forest (FK10 4AS). No public transport to start point.

Peppermill Dam

WALK REPORT: 28th May 2017

This was my second visit to Devilla, my first being several months ago when my friend and I took a short walk around the Red Squirrel Trail. Since then I have been looking forward to returning to explore some more of the forest! This walk did not disappoint….. Personally I sometimes find that a 5+ mile forest walk can become boring after a while, but this loop offered lots of variation in both terrain and outlook that there was always something interesting lurking around the next corner!


I was a little disappointed not to have seen more of Moor Loch, however it made it all the more special when we did come to that little clearing in the trees: the perfect spot to perch our bums on a log and drink a Capri-Sun 🙂

Moor Loch

Peppermill Dam was beautiful on this warm sunny day. The path sat high above the loch which meant we were rewarded with stunning views right across the width and length of it. I could imagine coming here on a summer day and venturing off-path to the grassy banks of the loch to sit with a book and do some wildlife spotting. Peace and tranquility at it’s best!

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