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Kinghorn nestles between the sandy, rocky coast and the loch.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO KINGHORN
Kinghorn is on the East Coast Main Line and most main line trains stop at Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy (3 miles). Local trains from Edinburgh stop at Kinghorn every 30 minutes for most of the day. Last local train from Edinburgh to Dundee stopping at Kinghorn is 23.09 taking 39 minutes. For train times see train line.
Number 7 and 7A, Kirkcaldy-
THE WEE HOOSE
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION
The Auld Hoose
Kinghorn, KY3 9SY
There are many more interesting pages on our website and the sports, recreational, heritage and environmental pages of our sister Craigencalt Trust website, www.CraigencaltTrust.org.uk.
People often contact us with family history enquiries about Kinghorn or about the surname Kinghorn. Whilst we cannot help with individual enquiries we have put some sources here that people can follow up themselves. If you are researching an ancestor who lived in Kinghorn then we hope that you will find the links here useful. More links will be added with future updates.
Oh lonely loch my land of dreams
How far how far the memories seem
Yet lonely loch can I forget
The place where childhood sweethearts met
Where hand in hand we gaily wandered
And by the burn side meandered
Past the pond where duck and swan
Glide and chatter and adorn……………….
Kinghorn Loch Users Group (KLUG) is a part of Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT), a charity dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the countryside around Kinghorn. There are many projects on the go on Kinghorn Loch and the paths. KLUG brings together everyone with a love of the loch -
A great success this year for the seventh “Come & Try” event at Kinghorn Loch, organised by Kinghorn Loch Users Group. Although the weather was wet in the morning, it was beautifully warm, sunny and calm for the event -
Look at the galleries of photographs of our wild flowers.
There is a lot of information on the Craigencalt Rural Community Trust website including seasonal Wildflower Cards and a presentation on the wildflowers to be found in the area.
The striking feature of the landscape are the remnants of volcanic vents and lava flows some 320 million years old. These form the nearby hill of The Binn (at 191 metres), the rounded peaks of the Lomond Hills to the north, the island of Inchkeith and of course the rock of Edinburgh Castle, Salisbury Crags and Arthurs Seat to the south. The Coastal Path looks out on numerous islets, rock pools and small beaches
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The Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the countryside around Kinghorn, for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The charity works with everyone with an interest in the area, including the landowners, and this has already been very beneficial in opening up and improving Rodanbraes, the Doric Wells Path, North Mire Path and maintenance work on the jetty and the barley straw rafts. There are a number of projects planned and funded for 2013-
Plenty on the recreational front, and three holiday parks. The adjoining tourist centres of Burntisland and Aberdour add to the range of attractions and all are connected by train on the north-
Kinghorn beach is an attractive sheltered bay with plenty of sand and a great place for families. The boathouse of the Kinghorn Lifeboat is situated here and is called out to boats at risk in the open waters of the Firth of Forth. The beach looks out onto Inchkeith Island and across the firth to Arthurs Seat and the castle in Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills. See More
Kinghorn Loch is just to the north and several watersports are carried out here -
Kinghorn Pathways and its Walking Group is part of Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT), a charity dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the countryside around Kinghorn. The Trust has been extremely active in improving the Burnside Path from Kinghorn to Kinghorn Loch so that it is now suitable for smart shoes without getting wet and muddy. The Rodanbraes and Binnend paths are greatly improved with lots for the children to enjoy. Within Kinghorn the Trust has re-
Walking Festival this autumn -
Get more information on the Walking Festival.
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