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Forth Estuary 2 (Firth of Forth, Elie to Pittenweem)

Forth Estuary 2 (Firth of Forth, Elie to Pittenweem)


Postby RiverSong » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:24 pm

Route description: Lower Largo to St Monans

Date walked: 10/08/2018

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In the days before the virus, I often used to jump in the car and drive over the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife, where I spent many happy hours walking parts of the Fife Coastal Path. I always enjoyed looking back over the water to my home, and taking in the reciprocal views across the Forth.

Here are some photos of a walk from the village of Elie to Pittenweem. I remember it as being a very sunny day, and the sun shining on the water the whole time I was there.
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The lighthouse from Elie Bay
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North Berwick lies directly across the Forth from Elie, that's the Bass Rock on the left of the photo and North Berwick Law is the cone-shaped hill to the right
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Looking back to the villages of Elie and Earlsferry, that's Kincraig Hill in the background where you can find the Chain Walk (not for me, not in a million years!)
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Back of the lighthouse, it looks like a mini castle from here
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Looking down onto Ruby Bay
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The Lady Tower, built as a summer house for Lady Janet Anstruther
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stones used to build the Lady Tower
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sunlight hitting the waters of the Forth
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concrete pill boxes from WW2, these are found on both sides of the Forth
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Ruby Bay, you can see how it got its name from the red beach. They used to mine red garnet gemstones here
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Pittenweem, white houses with red roofs, like many of the houses along the Fife Coast
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The entrance to St Fillans cave, said to have been inhabited in the 7th century. People used to go on pilgramages to St Andrews, and they would rest here in the cave after walking there from North Queensferry
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marble type stones inside the cave
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beautiful alter within the cave
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Deep interior of the cave, this was where they hid the whisky in the days of the smugglers.
Last edited by RiverSong on Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Forth Estuary 2 (Firth of Forth, Elie to Pittenweem)

Postby RiverSong » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:39 pm

Forth Estuary 2
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