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Lochore Meadows Watersports
Overview: Inland, North of the Firth of Forth.
Location: 1hour North of Edinburgh
  • Leave Edinburgh on the A90 towards the Forth Road Bridge
  • Cross the Forth Road Bridge (Toll - 80p)
  • Leave the A90 at exit 2A (A92, Kirkcaldy)
  • Leave the A92 at the second exit, after about 5 miles - B9149 for Lochgelly
  • Turn left (North) onto the B9149, continue across a roundabout.
  • Continue on B9149 until it meets the B981. Turn left towards Lochgelly
  • Follow B981 into Lochgelly. Turn right onto the B920.
  • Follow B920 North.
  • After about 3 miles, you will see local signs for Lochore Meadows Country Park on the left
Notes: Lochore Meadows is an inland loch which allows various types of watersports, from windsurfing to sailing and kayaks.

It costs about £2.50 to launch through the week, £5.00 to launch at the weekend. When you pay, you will get a wee red flag to put on your boom to act as the 'ticket'. This covers rescue boat cover and use of the changing rooms (incl showers).

During the week, you can launch from 1pm - 7:30pm; you must be off the water by 8:30pm.

Weekends you can launch between 10am and 4:30pm, off the water by 6pm.

From the leaflet, the following rules apply:

  1. Public launching is allowed within loch opening times, and is at the discretion of park staff. (times vary throughout the season, phoning in advance is advised)
  2. Users must check-in at Outdoor Education Reception before launching, collect a tag and display it on their craft.
  3. Users must wear appropriate buoyancy aid and protective clothing. (windsurfers should either have buoyancy aid or harness attachment).
  4. Use is restricted to the watersports area: see leaflet for diagram.
  5. Respect anglers and stay 50 metres from boats and banks.
  6. Use of the loch is 'at your own risk' and does not cover insurance. Users are recommended to obtain appropriate cover.
  7. In high on-shore winds (Force 6+) a red flag will fly and boat rescue withdrawn. Canoes, kayaks and dinghies are unsafe in such conditions. Windsurfers wearing buoyancy aids and helmets may wish to launch at their own risk. High off-shore winds close the loch.
  8. People launching are deemed to have agreed to these rules

Tel: 01592 414 312

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