Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lower/Upper Largo

A bit overcast, with some rain to start with but with a good wind behind us 10 walkers started from the beach at Lower Largo following the Largo Burn to Upper Largo. We spoke about the abundance of berries on the trees and bushes and we wondered what this indicated for the weather for the winter months. We spotted Brambles, Roman, Hips, Haws and Sloe. This then led onto a discussion about Sloe Gin, currently maturing in a living room cupboard somewhere in Kirkcaldy.

On reaching Upper Largo we walked along South Fews admiring the lovely properties with amazing views over farm land and the Forth. Crossing a Main Street we walked up North Fews passing the lovely wee Kirkton of Largo Primary School and the beautifully kept cemetery. Taking care on this narrow road we eventually came to a crossroads where there was a brilliant road sign, see picture. It reminded me of the song: 

Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree,

Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, grind coffee,

To the left, to the right, jump up and down and to the knees,

Come and dance every night, sing with the hula melody.

Turning off the road we entered and walked through the lovely Kiel’s Den before again approaching the main road. Crossing this we headed down Harbour Wynd and joined the old railway track which took us back to our cars

We had a great coffee stop at the Upper Largo Hotel, where the scones and service were brilliant. Definitely on our list for a return visit. Ending our lovely afternoon out with our walkers prayer we then headed back to our cars

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Elie. 19th August

    On Sunday 19th August 11 members of the walking group left the church for our walk at Elie , we have enjoyed this walk before and there was new things to see . Two new houses at the Elie estate, a wedding was taking place at a beautifully decorated house in Earlsferry, and a cricket match on the famous harbour beach .
       We enjoyed great tea and scones at the Pavilion Cafe with excellent service !!! 
 It was a really nice walk and great company , we finished with the walker prayer .

Looking forward to our next walk .

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Raith Wood - part of Kirkcaldy Walking Festival

Starting off walking down Wester Bogie Road, eleven walkers entered Raith Woods, through Raith housing estate , along Boglily Rd then crossed at Raith Lake into more woodland where the walkers had to search for 12 items - a feather, a right-angled stick,  a photo of a squirrel, a nettle plait among others. The walkers were very intense, ensuring that all their boxes were ticked. 
We exited at Kirkcaldy Golf Club then crossed through Beveridge Park where we met up with other Bennochy Walkers who weren’t able to make it today. A short distance on to Oriel Road, we picked up the cars and headed for Bennochy Church where ladies had made scones, Viennese whirls, chocolate squares and gingerbread. It was such a lovely day we set the table in the church garden. At that point, we marked the scavenger quiz - there were some crazy answers - and the winners won prizes suitable for walkers.
There weren’t as many participants  as we’d hoped for, but given that this was the final of the World Cup as well as the final of Men’s Wimbledon, these were very good reasons to stay home today. For those of us who made it, 5.8 miles on a lovely summers day with good company. Very satisfying. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Seafield to Kinghorn and return

5.7miles today. 11 walkers and a beautiful day for it. 

11 of the walking group left the church on Sunday 24 th June for our walk form Seafield to kinghorn and back. Audrey was to come as well but she tripped in her garden and hurt her foot and shoulder , hope she is on the mend soon . It was a great day  for the walk , and the coast scenery was at its best .
 Tea scones and carrot cake were enjoyed after a bit of a wait at the Harbour View Bistro . Grace left us to get the bus back home and we carried on down to the harbour it was lovely we could have been in Cornwall . The walk back was hot and we were glad of the cool breeze back at the car park , we finished a perfect afternoon with the walkers prayer . 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Riverside Park

What a truly glorious day for a walk. We left the church in 3 cars and headed to Riverside Park in Glenrothes. This walk was led by Carol and Bill and we started from the top car park.
This walk included well maintained parkland, woodland and riverside walking. There was something on this walk to suit all tastes. It was lovely to see families out enjoying the sunshine Children played in the play parks and paddled in the gentle sandy slopes of the river. The trees a beautiful spring green colour let through dappled light to a multitude of wild flowers. It seemed to that the birds were singing a special chorus, so lovely was the sound.
As usual there was lots of chat and laughter but as it was so warm and we were meandering rather than walking we took the decision to slightly shorten the walk to 4 miles.
Gathering back at the cars we said our Walkers prayer and headed off to The Pavillion in Glenrothes, home to the Glenrothes Strollers Football Club. The staff very kindly kept the cafe opened a bit later to allow us to meet there for our refreshments. Absolutely no complaints about the scones, cakes or service from us, first class. We will return
Thanks to Carol and Bill, a lovely walk

Forth Road Bridge

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Leslie to Markinch

After some awful weather in Fife recently, we were blessed with the best of days for a brisk 5 miler from Cabbageha in Leslie to Markinch train station almost in straight light through Glenrothes. Boblingen Way is a great , safe pathway for walkers, cyclists and for tots learning to go a scooter, as we saw. Scenery? Well, not much to speak of. Today seemed to be all about the exercise and of course the conversations were travelling at the same speed as we were walking - 6 conversations at the one time. We make a heck of a row. In fact,  from the front looking back at one point, we looked and sounded like we were on some sort of protest march! 
Refreshments today were once again at Banners in Markinch who produced some great scones for us  and a good strong cup of coffee. Good service deserves a return visit, we agreed. Because this had been a linear walk, one driver had to take the other drivers back to the start to collect the cars. Thanks Hilda. The photo was taken at the same place as we took one last time we did this walk a few years ago. Some new faces, and some getting older. Aw. Thirteen, they say, is unlucky for some - not for the 13 who walked today. A good healthy afternoon with likeminded friends. We are lucky.