13 July 2009

Elie Chain Walk

I wanted to let you see some photos from our walk last weekend.

Our walking group headed out to Elie, just past Anstruther on the East Coast of Scotland. It's on the chin of what I always think looks like a Scotty Dog, on the map of Scotland.

We had a great day out. It was a hot day and the weather held, apart from a downpour that lasted for about 20 minutes. We had our waterproofs with us and it was so warm we dried off pretty quickly.

The main reason for choosing Elie for the walk was that they have a chain walk around the cliffs. When I saw it, I decided the rest were nutters, especially with the rain about to come on, so I decided to hike up to the cliff top instead of dangling from a chain. I thought you might enjoy the photos. It is a beautiful area.





















After our walk we headed to Anstruther where we visited the famous, award winning Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant. The queue was long, but it was worth it. We enjoyed our chunky, crispy chips at the harbour, while basking in the sun. An ice cream or two was enjoyed as well. A grand day out!

Head over to A Forkful of Spaghetti to see some photos of Anstruther and a review of the Anstruther Fish Bar, with a scrummy photo of the chips. It will make your mouth water!

20 comments:

  1. Wow that looks like quite some walk! I don't think I've ever gone on a walk/hike where I held onto a chain like that on the side of a rock face.

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  2. Hi Ashley, well I can say I haven't either. I will maybe be braver another day.

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  3. Those are some beautiful photos! I would not be brave enough to dangle from a chain either! Heights rather terrify me.

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  4. Hi Holler - did you see my last but one blogpost? All about Anstruther Fish Bar! Wonderful, wonderful place - as is the coastline around there. I completely agree with you. Looks like you had a fab day!

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  5. Hi Lisa, It was much better from the top of the cliffs, on firmer ground :)

    Hi Spaghetti, no I missed your post, but I have been over now and I have added a link to it at the bottom of my post. It fitted in rather nicely!

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  6. Great pictures ... and you were right: absolutely bonkers to climb along that chain!

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  7. Fantastic peak into the Scottish countryside Jacqueline. very daring too:

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  8. It looks wonderful! I'd love to have a long dog walk on that beach, and no, one would not see me dangling in those chains either...:) Fun to get another review of the famous chips, did they have battered mushrooms too? If not, they really should, that's yummy!

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  9. Thank you Davimack :)

    Hi Val, I have been lucky to see some beautiful countryside and coasts on our walks.

    No battered mushrooms, I am afraid Pia, but a good suggestion for them. I would have loved a battered mushroom supper. Yum!

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  10. I'd be waiting for you all at the bottom with a picnic lunch.

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  11. Just fabulous! How wonderful to have access to such beautiful scenery to enjoy.

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  12. Lovely photos, sounds like you had a beautiful day. I love going on walks in lovely places like that!

    Rose

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  13. I love the idea of a walking group, and what a gorgeous and inspirational place to walk. So beautiful!

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  14. We spent a few days in Scotland the year we lived in London - we definitely didn't spend enough time though! What a gorgeous landscape!

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  15. Beautiful, just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Thats quite a walk.

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  16. dangling by a rope doesn't look much fun but the views are amazing

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  17. Wow, such an adventure...love the pictures. I am glad to see them, but will never try since I am afraid of heights :-)

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  18. That sounds like a good deal to be made Joan, pity you don't live nearer!

    Hi Diann, I never realised quite how much beauty surrounded me until I joined the walking group. Now Scotland is like a treasure trove to me, there is so much there undiscovered.

    It would have been perfect if we hadn't had that heavy downpour Rose.

    Hi Kristen, Graham used to live in a neighbouring village to this and even he didn't know about the chain walk.

    You need much longer to get a good taste of it Dana. I like visitng London, but I don't think I could bear living in it for a year.

    Hi Lori, I am just pleased that the photos have been enjoyed, it is a bit off topic for me :)

    I agree Johanna, but then I am a wuss! The others had fun, although I think it got a bit hairy at times.

    The beach would have been an enjoyable experience for you then Juliana, it's a lovely beach and largely unoccupied.

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  19. Oh, wow! Those craggy bits are just so incredibly gorgeous!

    I'm a bit frightened of heights, so I don't know how well I'd actually do on your walk... but I'm LOVING the photos.

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