Ah Baxter's, the establishment previously known as Kathallan having morphed from The Butterchurn.
As The Butterchurn it was OK, but each new owner has tried to go more upmarket with the stuff they sell (food and posh crap) getting more and more expensive, a place for the Sunday drivers to go for afternoon tea having exhausted themselves buying expensive crap in the shop/deli.
It's several years since I've been to Pentlands, I was much younger then.
The Lomonds I've mostly been to John Knox's Pulpit or accessed the lower slopes from The Pillars of Hercules at Falkland, good food there (P of H's) but no beer I don't think.
Was last in Blairadam at the end of last summer after heavy rain, it were a bit muddy, slippy, to say the least. Won't be any better now.
Never been to GT/Inners, just never fancied it.
The option of starting from the Fettykill Fox and doing a route around Glenrothes sounds good, done some of the urban route with Mike and Rob in November. Found it interesting that there is so much off-road in Glenrothes itself. I couldn't keep up on the uphills with those 2 youngsters.
As I live half-roads between Kinross and Kelty, I'd stay clear of Kelty with a dozen and a half bikes hanging off the back of several cars. No offence intended tae any folk fae Kelty. Just asked my wife if she could think about place with drink/food/drink/drink in Kinross that dirty bikers could go to, nadda. There is the place down at loch where ferry goes from but don't know what it's like. There's the Green Hotel but I've not been in for years as I usually just drink in our rugby club.
Anybody been to Pitmedden recently?
Don't know what it's like now but was mostly forest roads when I was there (in summer) years ago.
I'd be OK with going to, in order, urban Glenrothes, lower Lomonds, Blairadam.