We’ve been busy settling in to the new place, I can hardly believe that it’s two months since we moved here already. We’ve also taken some time out to explore the surrounding areas and Markinch is the nearest small town. The photo below is of a lodge house which I believe originally belonged to the Balbirnie Estate. I took a photo of it because there is a pathway along the edge of the woods which leads to the lodge house and Markinch. It’s a nice walk through the estate and is suitable for people of all ages, even wee ones.
You can read more about the history of Markinch here if you’re interested.
The photo below is of Markinch Parish Kirk, originally dedicated to St Drostan, a Celtic saint. The tower is the oldest part of the church, dating from the 12th century.
If you are looking for a place to walk in this area of Fife then you might enjoy this one, you can park your car at Balbirnie and walk in a big circle from Balbirnie, through the estate and around to Markinch and with a hop and a skip you will be at Balbirnie again.