Fife Coastal Path around Burntisland in Scotland

avatar

The Fife Coastal Path in Scotland runs from Kincardine in the Firth of Forth and then goes up to Newburgh in the Firth of Tay and goes through a whole host of quaint wee villages and along some gorgeous coastline. Every so often I will walk on this section and I was here a couple of weeks ago.

burtisland view from ruined house on beach.jpg

I mean how gorgeous is that view?

Today we are on the path around the village of Burntisland where I used to live. Please note that ALL of the photographs that are in this article have been taken by my with my Canon PowerShot HS70 bridge camera.

So let's put on our walking shoes and head off, oh yes don't forget your water!

burntisland holiday homes bay.jpg

This is Burntisland bay, the headland leads to Kinghorn, I came via road which runs parallel to the beach which you will see in the next couple of pictures.

image.png

This is the bay and has a great curving beach which is popular in the summer.

Burntisland from the beach aug 2022.jpg

In front of the church you will see the local double decker bus. We use to have a coastal service every twenty minutes but they cut that back to every thirty minutes!

burntisland church from beach.jpg

There is a dive school and a little boatyard here.

image.png

Can you spot the bridges?

Some prizes if you know how many there are and their names, clue is of course that we are on the Firth of Forth!

burntisland speedboat dry land.jpg

You can either walk on the beach or via paths to the back and this alleyway connects them.

image.png

You have a choice of paths to take, we will take the path that runs closest to the water.
image.png

We are in Scotland and what more is Scottish than a thistle. They are bonnie and even weeds can be thought of as #alwaysaflower and yes I thought of you again Denise @dswigle You need to be careful as this part of the path can be quite overgrown with shrubs and weeds!

image.png

Once back on the path there is a ruined house, the thickness of the walls are in feet. Would be toasty in the winter.
burtisland ruined house on beach.jpg

I don't know when it was abandoned and now is home to drinking parties as the inside is strewn with bottles and broken glass.

image.png

You would have got absolutely stunning views from your front sitting room!

image.png

The sand gives way to rocks at this point and there is some great fishing to be had. The codling round here is absolutely delicious!

burntisland  fishing bay.jpg

Walking round the headland we see the pallet factory and the port.

image.png

You used to able to walk on the sea wall to the port, but they are blocking it off!
And look the bridges again!
image.png

The first bridge is the Forth bridge for trains and often incorrecty called the Forth rail bridge, it is the Forth bridge end of story!
image.png

image.png

image.png
There are various small boat tours that go and up down the islands in the Forth

image.png

Do you know the name of that fancy castle across the water?

It looks awefully grand and stately!

image.png

When it gets windy these wee yachts can get up a fair pace, although this one was being used to fish from!

image.png

I shall leave with a picture of our capital city Edinburgh and Arthur's seat and Salisbury Craigs, I have climbed up them many a time in my youth!

arthurs seat.jpg

I hope that you have enjoyed our little stroll along the coastal path in Fife looking at the views across the Firth of Forth in Scotland and thank you for visiting.

PS Pop down the names of the bridges in the comment section for a wee surprise or three!

silver_divider_logo.png


All images and ramblings are from me, the mad Scotsman @TengoLoTodo unless otherwise stated.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND DO IT OFTEN

Haste Ye Back!
11th August 2022



0
0
0.000
105 comments
avatar

Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Ahhh, Kinghorn, it's where my family room is when we were wee. I have many odd memories from them but they make me smile!

0
0
0.000
avatar

ah Kinghorn, the folk there are an odd breed at times!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Scotland is still on my need to visit once list , lovely images of an unknown are for me :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

It is a beautiful place when the sun shines 🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

as long as it ain't +30 degrees celcius like we have her ein holland this week , i'll be fine 😁

0
0
0.000
avatar

jeje well it was almost 30 today, but normally the most is mid 20s not in the 30s.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Fantastic Ed. The difference some good weather makes!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks Steve, yeah absolutely, gorgeous weather makes it all fantastic:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Lovely place with your lovely photography sir🥰

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks Mitch, it is fun to capture beautiful scenery :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

The remnant of that house is an eye sore, at least it can still serve a purpose for those drinking. That weed or should i call it pineapple like flower looks poisonous

0
0
0.000
avatar

Not sure if it is poisonous but they have leaves that are prickly and jag you!
A really old building and I am not surprised that people did not take all the stone away!

0
0
0.000
avatar

It's a good day to be alive and thriving. What a lovely place to visit indeed! Thank you for sharing your photos and stories. It's great to learn about and visit new places virtually for now. Have a great weekend!


Made in Canva

!ALIVE

- @iamraincrystal - Moderator/Alive Video Master
_
This post has been curated by the Alive And Thriving Team, we curate good content in the We Are Alive Tribe that is on topic for #AliveAndThriving, and it's included in our daily curation report on @aliveandthriving.
!hivebits

0
0
0.000
avatar

Wowwww what a nice bridges..love your place Teng! Hope one day I can visit that place. Thanks for the tour lol.

0
0
0.000
avatar

My pleasure Jean and it would be good seeing you here, I would show you around safely 🤣😉

0
0
0.000
avatar

How pretty. Those bridges are amazing. Too early in the morning for me to count!

Good Friday to you!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Good Friday to you too Fiona;)
Yea the Forth bridges are awesome and all different.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hiya, @ybanezkim26 here, just swinging by to let you know that this post made it into our Honorable Mentions in Daily Travel Digest #1645.

Your post has been manually curated by the @pinmapple team. If you like what we're doing, please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider supporting other authors like yourself and us so we can keep the project going!

Become part of our travel community:

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hi, Super Ed! What a great ride you have given us, the views are gorgeous. I would never get tired of seeing that sea. You are becoming more pro every day with your new toy :)

Then the bridges ;) I did a wee research and the three bridges are called Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge & Queensferry Crossing.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Someone beat me to it :D It's the first thing I checked in the comments lol!

0
0
0.000
avatar

jeje kuya put them down anyway, it shows you read my post and I don't mind giving something to you too!

0
0
0.000
avatar

You're lucky it got me interested lol!

0
0
0.000
avatar

jeje woohoo it got you interested kuya, i'll take that!

0
0
0.000
avatar

hmm we can't tip a comment?
Hola Hola Super Eli, yes I thought I would put a post up. The toy is great and yes I love the sea and in my blood.
jeje the bridges I knew you would do some research and you will be rewarded :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hehe, Super Ed:)
I'm always rewarded by reading your posts and the fun and laugh in the comments, you know that ;)
And you know I always read your post jeje ;)

0
0
0.000
avatar

We should always have lots of laughter in fun in ourlives Super Eli and youcertainly bring that to me, so thank you:)
And yes I know you really do always read my posts because you are a SuperStar Super Eli 💙

0
0
0.000
avatar

You are a special fella, Super Ed 💙
Thank you very much for the points ;)
I hope that after the chores around the house, you had some fun.

0
0
0.000
avatar

My please Super Eli you are special too 💙
Yes it was a good day, and just put on a pot of beans to have over the weekend:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Aww, Super Ed, muah
I hope those beans turned out yummy 😋
Have a super duper weekend 😽

0
0
0.000
avatar

I cooked them Super Eli so they are delicious jeje
Don Modesto is back;)
Enjoy your coffee!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Jaja!!

Don Modesto is back;)

I think Don Modesto never leaves you! 😂
☕️ ☕️ 😄

untitled.gif

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja very true and is my nephew drinking coffee now!

0
0
0.000
avatar

He doesn't drink it yet jaja but he smells it sometimes, 😂 I need to make some gifs with your nephew jeje

0
0
0.000
avatar

oh he smells it hehe watch you cup if it has cold coffee in it jeje

I need to make some gifs with your nephew jeje

Yes, yes you do #justsaying 😉

0
0
0.000
avatar

He smells whatever you put in front of him. I know cats are curious by nature, but your nephew takes it very seriously, haha.

Yep, I need to work on some Ageese's gifs 😺

0
0
0.000
avatar

jeje he is learning well, I do try teaching when you sleep Super Eli!

0
0
0.000
avatar

I bet you do, hehe
He is asleep. And as we are making noise, he tries to open his eyes, so he doesn't miss what is going on. But he can't, and his eyes close again, 😹😹

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja he has to know everything that is going on, I can just imagine his sleepy eyes and head working and dropping again!

0
0
0.000
avatar

GroguSleeping.jpg

0
0
0.000
avatar

aww damn he is soooo cute Super Eli!
Butter would not melt in his mouth:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

He is super cute, Super Ed 😻
But this morning, I got really mad with him for the first time because he loves to kick the litter out, and this morning, it was more than the litter that he scattered on the floor, hehe

0
0
0.000
avatar

oh shoot now 2-2 damn
just as I was laughing at Ageese kicking 💩💩💩

0
0
0.000
avatar

Jaja y yo furiosa mientras limpiaba el desastre y Ageese mirándome con esa cara de I don't care 🤣🤣🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja conozco su cara :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

I know you do 😹😹

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja yes I do and Happy Wednesday Super Eli:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

The latest news from your nephew, what was going to happen sooner or later happened yesterday. I was making sandwiches in the kitchen last night while talking on the phone with a friend, and I opened the fridge and didn't notice that Grogu, aka Ageese got inside. Luckily, it was only a few minutes before I opened it again to look for the Mayo, and there he was on two paws, trying to climb up on the fridge shelves and sniffing things.

He could have ended up with hypothermia.

And speaking of something else, how was that birthday walk on the lake? I can't wait to read the news about the pies.

Something like this

untitled.gif

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja oh my god what is he like, damn he becomes more and more like his uncle every day 🙃
untitled.gif

0
0
0.000
avatar

Jaja!! Super Ed!!
I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up doing that. I'm convinced that you are telepathically teaching him mischiefs, or maybe you both are for real talking through the Samsung remote control 🤣🤣.

0
0
0.000
avatar

The Samsung remote control is a magical device, and you know when I am on the laptop I have it nearby in case my nephew needs to communicate with his uncle 🤣🤣🤣

untitled.gif

0
0
0.000
avatar

Ageese sometimes does that if you put your fist or hand on it when he is in hunter mode chasing wee lizards. And I'm sure you too communicate 🤣🤣🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yes plus he will do it just to do it too!
jeje you know it 🤣🤣🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

The bridge is somewhat similar to the one here in HK.
.it looks a tranquil place to unwind 😊..
I like all your shots, especially the sailing boat and that school that looks like a church or palace for me 😅..

0
0
0.000
avatar

ah yes I was watching the sailing boat for ages and seeing if they caught any fish 😉
It is a great place to unwind and just walk and explore and sit on rocks and be happy to be alive!

0
0
0.000
avatar

I thought you will include ducky 🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaja no ducky, I might go see ducky for you tomorrow and say Janey says hi!
Btw how are you feeling?

0
0
0.000
avatar

Haha. I might feel better if I see ducky hehe..im doing fine now 😊

0
0
0.000
avatar

jeje and now I have a mission to capture saying hello to Janey!
Am so glad that you are feeling better :)

0
0
0.000
avatar
(Edited)

It looks awesome and I love the Scottish names given to things and places.
Cheers for that.
Erm....four bridges? 😅

0
0
0.000
avatar

hehe 3 bridges
It is a great place to unwind and it is funny I didn't think of the names being particularly Scottish, but in hindsight I guess you are right!

0
0
0.000
avatar
(Edited)

Why do I hear a Scottish accent in my head as I mentally read Firth on Forth? lol! I don't even know how to pronounce those correctly :D :D

Fantastic photos, kuya! I like how the water seems so calm and overall hue of them is pretty. That camera is doing its job I say.

I spot someone fishing or is he? :D

0
0
0.000
avatar

hehe it is the rolling of the r's Firrrth of Forrrth kuya!
Thanks for that, yes the camera does its job, the user of the camera needs todo his job!
The water was really calm that day, I need toget there in winter and see if I can take some rough shots of water:)
Yes he was fishing but did not catch anything whilst I was watching!
Super Eli was quick to gun, but name the bridges kuya you never know what will happen!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Like a tongue twister that one lol!

Ah, so humble. You do take great shots, kuya :D

The water doesn't freeze over?

Too bad. I still hope he did catch something.

Okay, I'll go for First Bridge, Second Bridge and Third Bridge. They named it wrong. There's no Forth! lol!

0
0
0.000
avatar

No that is a big body of water that runs to the sea, it will never freeze over. It does not get that cold.

hehe well the third bridge is a replacement for the second bridge and the first bridge is the pride and joy and one of the most iconic rail bridges in the world.
There is a forth bridge but it is not in close proximity to the three bridges!

You are too kind kuya, but practice does make us better:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh, I see. I haven't read what the bridges were all about. Now I know :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

hehe and the rail bridge is how we will get to Edinburgh to see the 🐼

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh, I see. Well, it's just a railway away, kuya. Or is it? Go see them pandas :D

0
0
0.000
avatar

hehe and train strikes on Wednesday and Friday this week kuya 🤣🤣🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

That sucks! :D :D

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yeah, going for a day out tomorrow and hope the train is okay on the way back home 🤞🤞🤞

0
0
0.000
avatar

Amazing walk and images my friend thanks for sharing have the best weekend😎
!ALIVE

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks Ben, it is a great place to feel Alive!
You too have a wonderful happy and relaxing weekend :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Because this is such an awesome post, here is a BBH Tip for you. . Keep up the fantastic work

0
0
0.000
avatar

Salamuch for this beautiful stroll Tito Ed. The views are refreshing and water so calm. Your shots are absolutely gorgeous!

I guess someone had already named the bridges hehe. One is quite similar to that in Lantau Island in HK especially with the mountain in the background :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Walang anuman CJ, yes it was a gorgeous day:)
Hehe Eli was quick to the punch and Jane did say one was like a bridge in HK:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Oh, that's cool Tito Ed, sis Eli getting the answers :)

I'm sure Jane and I were talking about the same bridge hehe.

0
0
0.000
avatar

yes she was quick to do her research CJ
Am sure Jane and you were on about the same bridge which I have to google and see what it is!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Sis Eli is really quick to find the names of those other bridges.

This is a glimpse of the Tsing Ma bridge in HK Tito Ed. Pardon the poor shot. I was on a bus to the airport when this was taken many years ago, lol! It was a long, suspension bridge that connected Lantau Island to the city.

0
0
0.000
avatar

ah ok so like the one we call Queensferry Crossing and the newest of our three!
Eli was fast on the draw CJ:)

0
0
0.000