Dalgety Bay

Dalgety Bay is characterised by the new residential housing - built to serve the needs of commuters to Edinburgh, the town was started in the 1960's on the site of the old Naval Station at Donibristle.   The houses themselves may not be to everyone’s taste, despite some of the designs mimicking some elements of houses in Fife - for example; stepped gabled walls, red-tiled roofs and the occasional mock Scottish tower. It contrasts with the town of Inverkeithing which is much more industrial and certainly has a longer history.

You will pass Donibristle House and then further on as you round the bend the little yachts moored at the Dalgety Bay boat club. The Fife Coastal Walk then goes around into Dalgety Bay proper where until the path runs along a little wooded area by the shoreline - a small sheltered bay where you may see a variety of sea birds. Here there are brightly-coloured shelducks in the bay as well as the ubiquitous eider ducks, oystercatchers,St Bridgets lapwings, curlews and redshanks.

At the far end of the Bay lies the little ruined church of St Bridgets, established in the 12th Century.

 

 

Buy the guide to the Fife Coastal Path here