Sunday, March 25, 2012

Balbirnie to Star

A slight change of plan today due the two walk leaders for the day being incapacitated, one feeling poorly and the other because her wee granddaughter has been poorly and in hospital. Our thoughts were very much with you. So, rather than the 7 mile walk around Cupar and Springfield we hastily selected the above country walk. Look further back on the blog site and you’ll see the description of the walk for August 2009.

We were later in starting off as it was Bennochy’ Kirk’s Stated Annual General meeting so at 13.15ish, 8 of us set of for the car park at Balbirnie Park. Well the sun was shining and what had been a pea souper the previous day turned into a beautiful warm and sunny Sunday

There was a lot of bird activity and bird song in the air. The fields were yielding up new growth. Gardens and countryside was coming alive again and we cast off our winter layers of clothing. Is that sunburn I see?

All too soon we reached the lovely village of star where we were surprised to find some trees wrapped in knitted blankets. Can you spot the tree huggers? Have the Graffiti Grannys Group (The GG’s) been at work here?

A bit further on and stopping by the play park we came across a pirate’s birthday party. Never slow in coming forward we asked if there was any coffee on offer but as we weren’t dressed as pirates we were informed to head for the local pub, The Plough Inn. Well we always do as we are told as the photograph will testify.

Suitably refreshed we took a lovely wee off road track which took us off the village street to just before Robbshowe Steading, where we crossed the road and carried on down a beautiful track to eventually take us back to Northhall Road in Markinch and back to our starting point at Balbirnie Park.

We ended our walk with our Gaelic Blessing with one line in the verse reading “May the sun shine warmly on your face”, well it certainly did today, a beautiful day. We have not forgotten our friends “May the rains of adversity fall gently on your heart” and we hope you are back with us soon.

by Rona