Sunday, February 23, 2014


Audrey writes -----14 of us got a bit wet on the first part of our walk from Leslie to Riverside / Town park  Glenrothes, on Sunday, but the weather soon improved, so we could all enjoy the snowdrops on our way back to collect cars, then off to Balgeddie hotel for tea and scones.

Thank everyone who didn't complain about the wee detour.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Abercorn to Blackness

Charlie writes...
Sixteen members of the walking group made tracks to the village of Abercorn which is near the shore of the River Forth in West Lothian, just three miles from the Forth Road Bridge.
 Abercorn once housed a monastery and a castle which are no longer evident, but the small church is, and has been since the 12th century. A small museum is housed in the churchyard.
The walk of approximately 5 miles to Blackness and return took us through woodland, over the Black Burn and across grassland.
Blackness originally served as a port for Linlithgow and is dominated by Blackness Castle, an impressive structure which was both a residence and a prison.

Although it was cold and windy at times it was refreshing to be in the midst of such beautiful surroundings with panoramic views of the Forth Bridges, Fife and the Ochil hills.
A pleasant walk was rounded off with refreshments being taken at a nearby Garden Centre accompanied by chat and a customary browse in the shop.
Thanks to Joe Stark for photos.