15 of us set off from the church just after 12.40 and after a relaxing run through the metropolis of Lochgelly and the picturesque hamlets of Glencraig and Lochore we arrived at the Meadows car park.
Although there wasn't much in the way of sunshine it was a pleasant day. The walk took us around the loch via the path which is strangely called "Around the Loch". At the start we encountered the only part which involves a bit of an incline in The Clune where the normally resident cattle were absent. Just before entering Cadgers Wood some of the more observant of us noticed a large white cross laid out on the side of Falkland Hill. Apparently it had been laid down earlier that morning by St Andrews Ambulance Corps and was to mark the start of National First Aid Week. Thanks for the info Hilda and Kerry. The view back over the Loch from this point was worth a snap or two for those who had cameras.
We were unfortunate not to see any of the wildlife which inhabits the parkland but we did meet many friendly souls doing the same as us. We passed three gentlemen on their second time around but when I asked if they were lost they assured me they knew where they were. We stopped in front of Chapel Wood to have a group photo taken and this didn't go down well with a nearby fisherman. He was actually sat in his car reading his Sunday paper but he had a rod set up so I guess that must count as fishing.
We got to the end of the 3.6 mls walk in just under an hour and 30 minutes, a bit early for our planned cuppa at Cluny Clays so some of us headed back up to the old Mary Pit entrance and along the Pit Road as far as the Equestrian Centre, down through Quarry Wood and back along the lochside to the cars.A total of 4.6 mls. Everything was set up for us at Cluny Clays where they looked after us really well with tea and coffee, cakes and scones. Thank you all for a very pleasant afternoon.