ABOUT THE PARK

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Aerial view

ABOUT THE PARK

Lochore Meadows Country Park has a fascinating history.

The first signs of habitation in the area was approximately 4,000 years ago during the Bronze Age. Little remains of these ancestors but much more visible is Inchgall Castle which is found immediately upon turning into the park. Originally surrounded by water the earliest parts of the castle were built in the 14th century by Adam de Vallance.

More recently, the area was home to seven pits - the Lindsay Pit which opened in 1873, the Nellie Pit 1880, the Aitken Pit 1895, Lumphinnans Pit 1896, Glencraig Pit 1896, the Mary Pit 1904 and Benarty Pit 1945. All of these pits closed between 1959 and 1966 and left behind a scarred landscape. Reclamation work began in 1967 and over several years the area was transformed into the wonderful landscape you can experience to this day.

Lochore Meadows is home to a number of organisations that work together to maintain the popular attraction. The park is managed by Fife Council and the 9-hole golf course is managed by the Fife Golf Trust. The Council’s Outdoor Education team is also based within Lochore Meadows and deliver a range of exciting land and water based activities.

To find out more about the new visitors centre click here.

VISITOR CENTRE

The park’s visitor centre is home to a cafe, conference facilities, public toilets with baby changing facilities, offices and visitor information.

The centre is currently closed and due to be replaced with a brand new centre later in 2017. In the meantime, visitors can access many of the same facilities from the park’s nearby Outdoor Education centre.
 

Public toilets

Free ladies, gents, disabled and baby changing facilities are available all year round in the park visitor centre. The centre is currently closed but the same facilities are being offered from the nearby Outdoor Education centre during the service disruption.
 

Café

The park’s visitor centre is closed for replacement but The Lochside Café, provides a range of drinks, hot and cold snacks and sandwiches in their temporary café based within the nearby Outdoor Education centre.

Lochside Cafe is open 7 days a week from 10.30am until 3pm.

For more details about the NEW visitor centre click here.

BBQ on the shore