North Queensferry

Today we parked the car back at the park and ride to start the next part of the walk. Early on we were rewarded with lovely views of the two road bridges.

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We walked under the approach road of the Queensferry crossing and headed towards North Queensferry.  Just as we walked into North Queensferry we walked under the Forth Road Bridge. I took an interesting picture of under the bridge.

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As we headed into North Queensferry it started to rain and it got worse so we were lucky to find café for a coffee, Rankins in North Queensferry.  The rain eased and we walked down the hill towards the harbour and the rail bridge.

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Nearby is the monument to those who lost their lives in the building of the rail bridge.

Some confusion ensued as to where the path went next. On reading the guide book we realised that we had to climb back up the hill to the Napoleonic well which was the previous start of the Fife Coastal Path.

 

Near the well was the sign of the original start of the Fife Coastal Path. In the wall were collages made by local school children.

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The next part of the walk took us through the Carlingnose Point Nature reserve. The path descended to Port Laing beach, a WWI seaplane base – below is the remains of a WWI pier.

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Near Port Laing beach we found a memorial to  Lt George CO Paton who died near the spot.

 

We continued along the path through woodland finding this large fungi. After the woodland we past an active quarry – Whinstone – the only working quarry in the area.  It was then a short walk back to the Park and Ride.

About AMWeston

After too many years as an IT developer with various financial organisations I went back to University to study to be a teacher. I graduated in 2008. I am a mother of two - one girl and one boy. I am interested in new technologies especially how they can be used in education. I am Apple Teacher. I am a keen football supporter but gave up my season ticket due to being disheartened and lack of money/time.
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