Walking Scotlands Coast

DAY 9 – BURNTISLAND TO LEVEN

DAY 9

TUESDAY 13TH MARCH, 2007

BURNTISLAND TO LEVEN – 16.2 MILES, 7.0 HOURS

MORRIS AND BILL

TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 122 MILES

We travelled by train from Edinburgh to Burntisland. We set of walking from the station in sunny dry weather although it was a bit chilly. The Fife Coastal Path (FCP) follows the main road (A921) to Kinghorn but we chose to make our way down to the lovely sand of Burntisland beach which we walked along as far as we could to before joining the A921 for a short stretch to near the harbour where we rejoined the FCP round Pettycur and into Kinghorn. From Kinghorn we followed the FCP which stays close to the sea all the way to Kirkcaldy. We walked along the promenade past the harbour and followed the road up the hill. At the top of the hill we took an opening on the right which took us back down to the sea near the castle. We took the sea side path through RavenscraigPark, past the Dovecot, and on to the beautiful picturesque Dysart harbour. We continued on the FCP hugging the coast past Blair Point to the lovely small seaside village of West Wemyss. Walking from West Wemyss on a clearly marked path we passed beneath WemyssCastle where it is said Mary Queen of Scots met her husband to be Lord Darnley. Following the sea edge path we walked on to East Wemyss (location of historic caves), past the ruins of MacDuff’s castle and on to Buckhaven. Walking round the coast side of Buckhaven we joined the B931 and B932 into Methil passing the docks and power station on route to our day’s destination at Leven. We took a bus from Leven bus station back to Edinburgh.

Summary; Good clearly marked paths. Mainly flat with good underfoot conditions.

Highs; Walk through Dysart harbour and fishing villages.

Lows; None, a really enjoyable walk.

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