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    Kinghorn Loch is in Fife

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    This loch is currently the subject of a legal wrangle between the townspeople of Kinghorn, and (I think) the local authority.

    It's to do with access and rights of way, and gates that have been erected and torn down, and suchlike pranks.

    None of which has stopped folks fishing in the loch or paddling on it. There's a sailing/canoeing club with agreed usage rights and an access agreement to use the northern shoreline that's concreted over to make it a simple quay.

    The Eastern bank has open grass parkland that tends to be used at times by licenceless drivers and handbrake-turn specialists. I've not heard of this causing trouble, but it rather sounds like it's got the potential for just that.

    When I've been there it's been quiet enough, no problems noted.

    The put in is very easy indeed. There's a crude slip halfway down the Eastern shore that's gravel and stones, but could hardly be easier to launch from.

    The loch isn't very big, but its fringe of trees along the southern/western shores keeps winds down a bit on breezy days.

    It's quite heavily fished at times, so it'd perhaps be best to keep well offshore where bivvies and rod pods are visible, to stop any potential confrontations with fishermen. The Scottish Carp Group have the fishing here, or do so from the heritage centre's banking anyway.

    Twenty minutes would see you complete a circuit of Kinghorn Loch, so it's pretty small - but it's a pleasant wee dub to splash around on if you don't have enough time to go somewhere a bit more congenial.
    That shall float upon the river,
    Like a yellow leaf in Autumn

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    It's used every year for SCA 'Sprint Canoeing' comps.

    Nick

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    Here's another pic - if it comes up as a wee window containing a small pic, click the pic and it'll come out bigger, maybe?
    That shall float upon the river,
    Like a yellow leaf in Autumn

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