I started the next section of the Fife Coastal Path at the Harbourmaster House in Dysart. After a yummy toastie and cup of tea I discovered a whole floor underneath the cafe dedicated to the Coastal Path, this is a must see, with interactive maps, history boards and 3D models, it’s new and is fascinating. I spent a good half an hour strolling around reading all the boards, and could have spent a lot longer, kind of wish I had found this before I started the path but never mind.
So the walk from here takes you along past the famous white washed houses of Pan Ha. These houses were preserved during the urban clearances of the 50’s and 60’s due to demand from the locals and were then restored in the late 60’s, and opened by the Queen Mother. They are so photogenic!
We have been going to Faskally every summer for the past few years and while we took our tent the first few times my aunt now has a caravan there that she lets the family use so now we no longer have to chase after flying pillow cases and argue over tent pegs, thank god. It has made a big difference, now we can go up and stay for a couple of nights if we have nothing else on, it’s a perfect little retreat in the quieter months, very peaceful and relaxing. In the summer it gets a lot livelier and busier, although because it’s spaced out and not cramped at all like some campsites it still doesn’t feel busy.
It is situated two minutes from Pitlochry, in Perthshire, not far from the famous Queen’s View. If you carry on along the road it takes you also to Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch.