Yesterday was a particularly hot day here on the east coast of Scotland so I decided to go for a wander in a little hamlet here in Fife called Kemback.
I wanted to take some photographs of the Kemback falls and walk in the shade of the tall trees that surround the area.
The falls are right next to this building which is a church hall.
On the other side of the road the waterfall flows in to the Ceres burn
Walking up the road a little we come to a rather steep incline...
We gotta walk up this road to get to the old churchyard which is home to the ruins of a church built in the 16th centaury.
This road might not look like much from the photographs but every time I walk up it I can feel it in my calf muscles...Thankfully there is a bench half way...
When we reach the top of the road the first thing to catch the eye is this church. This is not the 16th centaury one. This is a church that still functions and is situated in some beautiful woodland surroundings.
I think at one point the church also functioned as a school for the local kids ,just up a little from the church is this old school masters house.
The old school house has a nice little summer house in its garden.
This area also has a few old picturesque cottages.
I wanted to walk in the woodlands beside these cottages to get out of the sun and into the shade of the trees.
This wooded area has a tiny little moss covered stone bridge which crosses the little stream which runs down to the Kemback falls.
It looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale ,like a portal fairies and elves use to cross from the land of the fae into the land of the mortals...
As I walked out of the wooded area heading towards the old church I saw this van with a rather interesting license plate...UFO2 JAB....Maybe this guy is a UFO hunter?
The old church always makes me think of rpg video games like skyrim and the witcher series...
If this was an rpg we would be fighting the undead in a location like this...
These railings are the most rusted pieces of metal I have ever seen.I am guessing they are from the 1960s when the church was preserved but they are so rusted they could possibly be from the 1760's when the church was enlarged.
The design on them suggests an 18th century design and they are so rusted they very well could be 250+ years old...
The font on some of these old headstones makes me think of old Hammer Horror movies...This one looks straight out of a vampire film...
Most of the older stones have dates in the 1800s..
The stones inside the church walls are the oldest, most of the lettering on them has worn away..
On this one I could just make out a date in the 1700s..
A skull and crossbones on an old grave usually means the person died from an infectious disease like smallpox , tuberculosis or the plague.
Among all the old headstones in the graveyard I saw this one for a young guy of 18 who died in an accident in 1978..
After visiting the old church we decided to head into a nearby village called Pitscottie to get some lunch.
This is another picturesque little village...
The Ceres burn also flows through this village up to the Kemback falls and on into the river Eden and then out to sea.
I manged to get some nice shots of the Ceres burn from the bridge that crosses it.
I had planned to go to one of my favourite cafes in this area...The White Chimneys Sandwich Bar And Tea room but it closed at 3pm and it was around 3:20pm when we got there.
So to end the day we headed into the nearby town of Cupar to see if there was anywhere open where we could eat.
As we walked along the river Eden towards Cupar High street we passed a Lidl supermarket right next to the river. I got to thinking this supermarket is situated in a a pretty picturesque location. Right next to the river surrounded by these purple flowers...
Since The White Chimney's was closed I settled for a Chicken bake and some Tomato soup from Greggs Bakers...
And a sparkling Mango and Pineapple drink to wash it down with... :)
We ended the day eating lunch on a bench in Cupar high street enjoying the uncharacteristically hot Scottish summer weather.
Hopefully you guys enjoyed this little stroll so my neck of the woods :).