Milnathort – 7th May 2017
Once more we were blessed with a dry day as we set of for our walk in Milnathort. We parked at the Stirling Road car park where our walk commenced. Up Westerloan and into Manse Lane we then turned into Ba Hill along to Orwell Church built in I729. Up a steep road and on through to Linden Park Road. Turning down Old Perth Road and entering Back Loan, we came across cottages with very old lintels. However, one knowledgeable local advised that they were not original but had been moved to the cottages. Turning back into Westerloan, we passed the Town Hall with it’s clock steeple which was completed in 1885. Turning left we walked along the main road, crossing to walk down Burleigh Road, passing lovely house gardens until we came to Burleigh Castle dating from the 15th Century. This required a little “investigation” and another helpful local kindly took a group photograph so all 14 walkers were included! Crossing the road carefully we took the path to the dismantled railway turning right to follow the path through to Old Mart Road and back into Milnathort. Heaven Scent was our destination for the obligatory tea, coffee and goodies and sitting in the courtyard in the sunshine we weren’t disappointed. Finishing with our walker’s prayer ended yet another enjoyable afternoon.