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Start and finish at Culross post office. Leave Culross westward on the coast road to Kincardine on Forth. After 1km, turn right up the drive to Charles Carlow Miners Home, taking a right at the first junction after a further km. Follow track through Blair Mains Farm to reach the forest edge (around 20 minutes run from start). Leave the track at a wicket gate and follow the forest edge in the field, then through deciduous trees to reach a layby on the main A907 road. Crossing carefully, head due north through the forest, keeping half-right round a thicker piece of plantation to reach a forest road after about 500 meters. Turn right, then right again to rejoin the main road. Follow east for 500 meters, before turning right on forest track to reach the forest edge. Here turn left and follow footpath for 1.5 kms east to the ancient West Kirk. Continue, turning right at the next obvious junction and start the descent to Culross. Take a left soon, crossing the next tarred road and following a footpath along a field. Keep going forward, joining an access road which you follow uphill to reach another tarred road. Here, turn right and then left immediately after Culross Abbey, into a very steep footpath descent. Taking a left halfway down this path, you arrive back on the road at east end of Culross, whence you hang a right and go through the village to the start. Approximate distance 8/9 kms, or about 55 minutes easy running. Terrain is a mix of tarred roads, metalled tracks, footpaths and a short rough section in the forest. Run characterised by a flat road section, a stiffish ascent to a forest platea, a loop thereon, and a gradual eastward descent, followed by a final nosedive to sealevel. Culross is picturesque and abounds in history. It is 40 minutes drive from Edinburgh.