This section of the walk is 13.5 miles / 21.5 Km in length, starting from the RNLI Lifeboat Station on the seafront and
arriving on the Promenade in the centre of Leven.
Seafield Tower is another red sandstone building this dating from the 16th century. The area is perhaps better remembered
for the name Seafield Colliery that was just to the landward side of the ruin. There are still some signs of the colliery remains visible and parts of the colliery pier, but the most notable image is the large number of large villas now commending key position
with views south and east over the Firth. The route now passes through the Seafield car park then via a short industrial section
leads onto the Kirkcaldy Esplanade, the route keeping to the sea side of the esplanade.
The walk is now along the edge of the coastline that has been fortified over a considerable length and as the coast turns to the
left the old fishing village of Dysart comes into view. This community has a much older history, going back to the times of the
first Christians in Scotland. The walker will not miss the St Serf’s Tower, all that remains of an ancient church close to the
even earlier monastery. Also of note are the Pan Ha houses, the Way passing up an alley way or "Gait" between two block
There is now a pleasant walk along the side of the bay past Chapel Garden then arriving at the old harbour. West Wemyss has been nicely restored with its imposing Tolbooth tower and the new shore side walk. It is difficult to imaging from here how the industrial mining of the previous centuries has impacted the land and communities just a short distance inland from this location.
On the way to East Wemyss there are again some signs of the old industry, and of the way in which the communities are
adapting to the tourism and modern economy. On the rocky shore you are likely to see individuals scouring the rocks for
mussels and shellfish. Shortly after East Wemyss the path rises steeply to another ruined tower, this is Macduff Castle.
From the side of this ruin the walk goes round the edge of a cemetery then at the roadway turns sharp right and heads
along a pathway that was once the railway line to Leven and coastal villages beyond.
It would be only fair to say that these communities are not picturesque like the villages of Dysart and West Wemyss, these communities have been and remain industrial in nature with Methil having a port area and a shipyard that until recently was devoted to Oil Rig maintenance. However behind this less attractive walking experience there are locations of heritage interest that could be of interest to the visitor.
One last industrial landmark now dominates, this is the Methil Power Station on the banks of the River Leven with its large generator block and high chimney. This power station has been made famous by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano.
Having crossed the River Leven it is only a few minutes before the walk reaches the esplanade at
Leven and the views to the east alter dramatically with the large sandy Largo Bay stretching ahead.
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