Sunday, June 28, 2009

First Walk, Letham Glen, Leven

First Walk 28th June 2009.
Rona, Keith, Hilda, Irene and Dianne parked at Letham Glen, Leven and walked through the glen as far as the bridge, then, apart from a wee mishap where we turned the wrong way, we climbed a brae and exited the park into the open countryside. We needed a drink by that time as we had worked up a heat already. The weather was perfect for walking – mild, but dull. We followed the route from a book, ‘25 Fife Walks’ by Hamish Brown and felt confident we were on the right track when we passed Coldstream Farm, and then a beautifully maintained cottage and garden called Cuffabout. Still following the map, we crossed a road into private land owned by Blacketyside. We were walking on tarmac then so were able to stride out with no fear of passing traffic. Blacketyside House with lovely grounds was to our left, and to the right, acres of fruit fields; rows and rows of strawberries, and raspberries in poly tunnels. Of course we visited Blacketyside tea rooms for our coffee and scones, and to use the facilities. We then crossed the main road to Silverburn and walked through the estate then onto the links path via the golf course. Many golfers were playing today as there was a tournament on. We breathed in the sea air and watched the microlites buzz overhead. The last part of the walk took us onto Leven Promenade and through the town till we completed the circle and returned to Letham Glen. All agreed it was a good walk with good weather and good company. Life is good. Thanks be to God.