Date: 21st April 2018
In 1967 the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, stated his opinion that Kincraig (Fife) was by far the most beautiful natural feature in this part of Scotland. Anyone who has made the effort to traverse Kincraig Hill and enjoyed the panoramas on offer out over the Forth estuary, encompassing the Isle of May, Bass Rock, North Berwick Law and all the way upriver towards the bridges, can only agree with the opinion of the Premier Earl of Scotland.
As well as the stupendous views, the area is rich in geological features and wildlife, as well as social and military history. Our guided walk which extends over 6-8 km of very varied habitat and terrain, ranging from high cliff tops, sandy and rocky beaches, triple raised beaches, sand dunes, calcareous grasslands, salt marsh, river banks, moorland and forest, can be adjusted to suit the times and desires of the party.
Our guide, Ron, is an expert on the local wildlife and history and will explain all the main features encountered during the walk, including the prominent World War II gun battery site, Volunteers and Territorial Army rifle range, etc. He has written a 112 page book about the area, ‘Kincraig and Shell Bay’
This is a Level 1 walk, suitable for all levels of fitness. During the walk we will pop into the excellent cafe at Shell Bay for a refreshment and a blether. There are also toilets available at the cafe.
We will meet at 0930 at the car park on the road into Elie Holiday Park, Shell Bay, KY9 1HB. The car park is on the right hand side of the road as you make a right turn at the red and white signpost for Shell Bay.
A relaxed day with lots of time to ask questions and take in the varied history of this hidden part of the Fife coast.
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