Loch Katrine and The elie Chain Walk

We had a great day out at Loch Katrine in early August – a very scenic drive West for half an hour or so. We hired bikes from Katrinewheelz and spent a lovely afternoon cycling around the beautiful loch.

Bikes from Katrinewheelz

Cycling around Loch Katrine

We had a picnic, and we waved to the passengers on board the Steamship Sir Walter Scott and the Lady of the Lake. It got so hot that we had to go for a swim. Some of us only dared to paddle.

Loch Katrine

Colling off in Loch Katrine

It was such a beautiful place to be that day: we had sunshine, friends, family, bikes, food – how close to heaven can you get?

Tranquil Loch Katrine

Enjoying a swim at Loch Katrine

Of course you don’t have to cycle; there were plenty of walkers and general lollers abouters – whatever you want to do.

Next day we went East to do the Elie Chain Walk. It’s on the Fife Coastal Path, which is a 96 mile picturesque route from Queensferry to the Tay Bridge.  Actually the chain walk is just off the path. It’s quite challenging but great fun. For those who don’t want to do the actual chain walk, there’s the cliff top path which runs parallel.

Elie Chain Walk

A downward section on the Elie Chain Walk

The chain walk is part climb, part scramble over the cliffs. If you like you can always go back the way you came. We didn’t – we met our friends up on the cliff top path and walked back together for a well deserved beer.

Fife Coastal Path, Elie

Part of the Fife Coastal Path at Elie

The cahin walk took us an hour or so. It can take longer if you want to explore the caves on the way, or paddle in the rock pools.
 
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About riveredgelodges

I run self-catering holiday lodges right beside the River Earn, near Perth, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands
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