National Cycle Route No 76

Made my springtime effort to resume cycling – beautiful day and little wind. So since I was down in Dunfermline, I left the car at the Ferrytoll and headed off down Route 76 which is the ‘Round the Forth’ route – down the back of Rosyth Dockyard and on towards Kincardine – a sort of diocesan exploration. Anyone ever been to Limekilns and Charlestown? Georgeous – think I’ll retire there. Which reminds me that an American lady in a hired Golf loomed up beside me and asked if I knew where the Rest Room was.  Maybe it was something to do with my ezy-fit lycra padded cycling shorts?  And I was even able to get an Independent in the paper shop in Limekilns. All it seemed to lack was a nice coffee shop.


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  2. Place that time forgot – wonderful. And only a few miles from the Dockyard at Rosyth and all the bustle.

  3. You ask if anybody has been to Charlestown – yes, I have. Having been at Rosyth Royal Dockyard for a number of years I used to take customers to the Elgin Arms in Charlestown – a very good pub in those days. However the interesting point about the village is that is laid out in the shape of the letter E round the village green – thought not easy to discern at ground level. The village was and still is, I believe, on the estate of the Earl of Elgin whose forebears built the village hence the letter E as the frame.

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