Defending Fife 3: Downing Point Battery and Letham Hill

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I've long had an interest in military history. Since moving to close to Rosyth Dockyard in Fife, I've been researching the sea defences constructed in both world wars to protect the naval base.

This is the first of a short series of walks that visits these fascinating (well for me at least) sites. My research has recently been hugely assisted by the publication of Gordon Barclay's book, 'Defending the Forth'.

This walk takes in a wooded hillside, a World War 1 coastal battery and a walk along the Fife Coastal Path.

This is part of a series of Walks; the others are:

8641 - Defending the Forth 1: Braehead Bay and St Bride's;
8642 - Defending the Forth 2: Charles Hill Battery and the Monk's Cave;
8643 - Defending Fife 3 - Downing Point Battery and Letham Hill Wood;
7572 - Elie Chain Walk.

The walk can be muddy especially in Letham Hill, so do wear appropriate shoes.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Fife - Coast


Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Sea, Woodland

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