Scotland long distance walks: Fife Coastal Path – part 2
I was on my way in my trek.
Leaving North Queensferry, I was approaching the old industrial area of the Firth of Forth.
The path follows a old industrial area.
This area had an sense of history.
This old jetty was disused.
It was possible to see the bridges behind me with good views back to the Forth Bridge.
Soon I came in Dalgety Bay, which had just been exposed as a site for radioactive dumping during the war.
The path headed inland to avoid the gas terminal. The path rejoined the coast at the little fishing village of Aberdour.
I stopped here for a little lunch.
The path followed the coastline.
Soon I came across Seafield Tower, I heard seals here but never saw any.
The Fife Coastal Path then passes through Kirkcaldy. But, luckly for me, the tide was out so I walked along the beach rather then the 1.5 km promenade of Kirkcaldy seafront.
At the far end of Kirkcaldy bay was Ravenscraigs Castle built for King James II.
This castle was engulfed by Kirkcaldy town but was a pleasent surprise to see in the town.
I stopped here for a bite to eat and coffee using my camping stove.
I had a good look around.
The castle gave a superb vantage point along the coastline.
Through Ravenscraig Park was the dovecot.
Eventually the path continues through a tunnel that has been cut into the rocks.
At the other end of the tunnel was the village of Dysart.
Dysart is famous for it newly restored 16th century Harbourmaster’s House, a listed building.
Outside Dysart was this old coal mine that shut down just after the miners strike of the 1980s.
The path follows across an attractive bay, with the cottages of West Wemyss visible at the far end.
I stopped here for a snack.
I had been on my wee feet all day and the stitches in my poorly cotton feet were coming apart. So, I needed to set up camp for the night and sew myself up again.
I was almost halfway on my long trek.
To be continued….
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