Monday, 24 April 2017

On Wednesday April 5th, ten members of Biggar Ramblers joined the Fife Coastal Path at Leven. It was an easy start to the walk, heading east along the coast to Lower Largo, passing Leven and Lundin Links Golf Courses. Lower Largo is famous as he birth place of Alexander Selkirk. He provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Turning left under an imposing viaduct the group continued to Keil's Den, an ancient woodland in a gorge, now cared for by the Woodland Trust. A stop was taken here among the wood anemones and bird song. A champagne lunch was enjoyed by all, to celebrate one of the walker's eightieth birthday. They then continued through the woods, passing the late 15th Century Pitcruvie  Castle and on to a marked track. This took them past a beautifully decorated wooden bench, and three kissing gates. The next place of interest was Largo Law Cemetery. From here the track went to the foot of Largo Law, an imposing volcanic plug of 290 meters. This proved too difficult to climb to the summit as the designated path was slippery, and too steep. Afterwards the walk continued through Upper Largo to the Serpentine Walk along the Largo Burn to Lower Largo. Here a leisurely stroll was taken along  Main Street admiring the buildings, in a conserved area. There was a fine statue of Alexander Serlkirk. The bus was caught back to Leven, and a much welcomed Fish Supper Tea! This was a very pleasant day, with good views across the Firth if Forth, good weather - and of course, good company!
The next walk is Biggar Common on Easter Sunday, 16th April, it is 8 miles