Hiking the Scottish Kingdom of Fife and its Coastal Path
North Conway Library presents:
“Walking the Scottish Kingdom of Fife and its Coastal Path”
with Theo & Melanie Stibbons
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Weather Discovery Center
The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the first event of the 2017 Thursday Night Program Series. Theo and Melanie Stibbons will share slides and stories from their hikes in the beautiful Scottish Kingdom of Fife and its Coastal Path on Thursday night, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.
The Fife Coastal Path is one of Scotland's Great Trails, Stretching for 117 miles, between Dundee in the north and Edinburgh in the South. This long distance footpath offers a wide range of walking experience from easy and level, to wild and demanding along the attractive Scottish coastline, through small fishing villages, along rugged cliffs, award winning beaches, internationally important estuaries, wildlife reserves, and historic sites.
The Stibbons will take the audience along 25 miles of the most easterly sections of the Fife Coastal Path including a visit to historic St Andrews with its world renowned golf course.
The presentation will also feature an inland visit to the small town of Falkland with its Royal Palace built by King James IV in the early 1500s which claims to have the oldest surviving tennis court in the world. Mary, Queen of Scots played tennis on these courts and is reputed to have shocked her courtiers by wearing breeches when playing.
The Stibbons are retired High School teachers from the UK, who spend up to 6 months a year living in North Conway to enjoy skiing, hiking, cycling, and the outdoors in this area.
Some may well remember the Stibbons’ former presentations for the North Conway Library about other hiking trips in England and Wales, on canal cruises in England, and an East Indies sea trek. They have also been the featured speakers for several AMC International Dinner programs talking about their many travel adventures.
This event will be held at the Weather Discovery Center on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m., no reservations necessary. There will be time after the presentation for questions and discussion. The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated. Homemade cookies will be served and coffee is generously provided by Frontside Grind of North Conway.
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