Defending the Forth 2: Charles Hill Battery and the Monk's Cave

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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 lovely secluded headland, amazing views across the Forth and a distant look at an ancient abbey.

It can be linked with my other walk 'Defending the Forth 1' to make a slightly longer walk.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Fife - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Sea, Wildlife
3/30/2021 - Richard Hardy

Am writing a series of walks which take you to or close to some of the military defences of the Forth The gun battery above the chain walk is one of those defences - here are the other walks (others may be added) 8641- Defending the Forth 1: Braehead Bay and St Bride's 8642 - Defending the Forth 2: Charles Hill Battery and the Monks Cave 8643 - Defending Fife 3 - Downing Point Battery and Letham Hill Wood 7572 - Elie Chain Walk

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