Sunday, September 08, 2019

Pilgrims way stage 3

It was a lovely sunny day, just perfect for the dozen walkers who were about to embark on what was very possibly our shortest ever walk, the two mile stretch of the Pilgrims Way which runs between Dunfermline town centre and Queen Margaret Hospital.

The group reached the starting point after bussing it from Kirkcaldy to arrive at Dunfermline Bus Station. A short walk brought them to Dunfermline Abbey which was to be a feature of todays programme. Unfortunately, unknown to us it was closed due to Communion being held. Not to be disappointed, we opted for coffee and cake! A good move as there is definitely an obvious lack of refreshment stops on this Pilgrims Way although I am sure the original Pilgrims would have been hard pushed to find a suitable latte stop.

Once on our way, we ventured up to the High Street then weaved our way past the retail park which eventually brought us to Leys Park where the path to Queen Margaret begins. Again, not much to see on this stretch but a pleasant enough walk along the path which runs between the back of the cemetery and the back of the Dunfermline Football ground before reaching the end where a left turn brought us to the hill leading us to Queen Margaret Hospital where we went our separate ways. 
Until next time.

Pilgrims’Way Stage 3

Seven members of the Walkers Group boarded the x27 bus, a couple of stops further on Carol joined us, our bus group was completed when another three joined us at their stop. A warm welcome to Marion Lackie on her first walk with us.
On arrival in Dunfermline we headed to the Abbey , we met with Kerry & Stephen, then found the door was locked !!!
We managed to try to visit on a day that there was a special communion service being held in the afternoon.
It would have been rude not to visit the cafe in the Library, nice coffee & cakes, a bit earlier in the day than usual, but Hey Ho !!!
Grace left us to head home , we joined The walk , a tree lined avenue, passing behind East End Football ground, before we knew it, we were at QM hospital, where today’s walk finished, K&S went walking back to their car, we walked down to the main road, a minute later a Kirkcaldy bus arrived. Perfect.