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New Inn Roundabout to Cupar

There are eight milestones on the A914 from New Inn to Cupar. All are of the older type, and bear the date 1824. At the roundabout the Newport to Perth road (A914/A912) crosses the A92 Edinburgh to Dundee road. The New Inn was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the road.

These pictures were taken on a chilly, windy, sunny day towards the end of April 2016.

An account of the walk can be seen here. (PDF file)


New Inn Roundabout

New Inn Roundabout New Inn Roundabout
near the New Inn Roundabout near the New Inn Roundabout
Just after the roundabout the road crosses the railway and a small burn.


The first milestone at the Freuchie turn-off

The roads from Kennoway and Freuchie  The roads from Kennoway and Freuchie The roads from Kennoway and Freuchie The roads from Kennoway and Freuchie
The first milestone is just before the the road crosses the minor roads to Kennoway and Freuchie.

The 
first milestone The first milestone
The first milestone The first milestone The first milestone


Between the first and second milestone

Between the first and second milestone the road passes Forthar, with its handsome cut-out sign and bank of solar panels, and the footpath to Rameldry Mill Bank. Looking back you see the Lomonds and ahead lies a straight road down through Kettlebridge. The railway is on the left, turning away due north, while the road continues to go north-easterly.

Bo'ness Iron Co Ltd  Forthar
Forthar Forthar

Footpath to Rameldry Mill Bank Lomond Hills Railway turning north


Kettlebridge

The second milestone is at the entrance to Kettlebridge.
Kettlebridge milestone Kettlebridge milestone
Kettlebridge milestone Kettlebridge milestone

In Kettlebridge
Turning to Kingskettle

In Kettlebridge In Kettlebridge
In Kettlebridge: a VR postbox at the Fast 'n' Fresh Sandwich Shop, and a Glenfield & Kennedy man-hole.


Balmalcolm

Passing another turning to Kingskettle the road leaves Kettlebridge and approaches Balmalcolm.

Leaving Kettlebridge Leaving Kettlebridge

Balmalcolm milestone Balmalcolm milestone
Balmalcolm milestone Balmalcolm milestone
Balmalcolm milestone Balmalcolm milestone
Balmalcolm milestone


Crossgates - South of Pitlessie

Passing Ramornie Mill, with the Lomonds still to be seen in the rear, the road approaches Pitlessie. The fourth milestone is at Crossgates, just before a turning to Ladybank and Letham on the left and a footpath going off to the right, up the hill towards Burnturk. The road on the right used to continue towards Kennoway, making this, as the name implies, a crossroads.

Ramornie Mill Lomonds
Crossgates Lomonds

Fourth milestone Fourth milestone
Fourth milestone Fourth milestone
Fourth milestone Fourth milestone


Cults

The fifth milestone is just after the road crosses a burn which goes on to join the Eden at Cults Mill.

Cults milestone  Cults milestone
Cults milestone  Cults milestone
Cults milestone Cults milestone
Turning to Cults Mill


Sixth milestone - before the turning to Springfield and Stratheden

The road runs through woods to where it meets the road to Springfield and the road that goes past Scotstarvit towards Caigrothie. The milestone is just before the crossroads.

Sixth milestone Sixth milestone
Sixth milestone Sixth milestone Sixth milestone

Approaching the crossroads At the crossroads
At the crossroads


Seventh milestone - between Tarvit Mill and Damside Mill

The seventh milestone is easily missed. It comes between Tarvit Mill and and the new entrance to Damside Mill.

Seventh milestone Seventh milestone Seventh milestone
Seventh milestone

Looking back from opposite the seventh milestone
Looking back from opposite the seventh milestone

entrance to Damside Mill
Damside Mill belongs to the animal feed manufacturer ABN.


Coming into Cupar

The eighth milestone is on South Road, Cupar. There should be a ninth in the centre of town, but it is missing.

>Approach to Cupar >Approach to Cupar
Approach to Cupar View of Cupar
View of Hopetoun Monument

South Road milestone
South Road milestone South Road milestone


25 April 2016