IF YOU need inspiration to get active in West Fife then a series of walking and cycling challenges could be for you.

Inner Forth Futures have created nine trails – called Wanderings & Windings – as part of its Autumn Challenge.

There are five distances to choose from in both the walking and cycling routes to encourage West Fifers to lace up their shoes or hop on their bikes this month.

A popular trail will most likely be The Fife Thirty-five (35 miles) which explores landmarks between Dunfermline and Kincardine.

The journey starts and ends at Dunfermline Town railway station and takes in historic harbours, rural estates and forestry; as well as a variety of habitats from coastal mudflats to richly biodiverse ancient woodlands.

The 10-mile Abbey To Sea walking loop (which can also be cycled) is also an option that visits five historic estates.

You will see Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Charlestown and Limekilns, Pitliver House, Keavil House, Pitfirrane Castle (Dunfermline Golf Club) and Logie House on your journey which also begins and ends at Dunfermline Town station.

To take part in the challenge, you must visit the Inner Forth Landscape website and select which distance you would like to take on.

Options from five miles to 75 miles are available in the walking section, while cyclists can opt for between five and 160 miles.

You can start any time from October 1 and you need to finish by October 31.

To sign up, visit: www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/wanderings-windings-october-challenge