Letham Glen, Leven

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Section One: The Glen


NO3801 : Entrance to Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
At the Scoonie Roundabout this archway is the only vehicular entrance to Letham Glen.
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NO3801 : Entrance to Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This archway is the only vehicular entrance to the Glen. The structure is a listed building.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
Just inside the entrance archway are these public toilets.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
Notice board indicating the toilet opening times.
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NO3801 : Sunken garden by Bill Kasman
This sunken garden in Letham Glen, Leven, was a swimming pool until just after the Second World War. A plaque with a photograph of the garden as a swimming pool can be seen on the right of the image NO3801 : Sunken garden
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NO3801 : Sunken garden by Bill Kasman
This plaque relates to what is now a sunken garden in Letham Glen, Leven and shows the garden as the swimming pool it was until just after the Second World War NO3801 : Sunken garden There is a similar plaque at the other end of the garden.
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NO3801 : Cherry blossom trees by Bill Kasman
A fine display of pink cherry blossom trees (Prunus sp.) in Letham Glen, Leven.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen Craft Centre by Bill Kasman
Situated in the middle of the Glen and run entirely by volunteers the Craft Centre offers activities for youngsters and a place for everyone to meet and have a coffee and a chat. The building was previously the Nature Centre when there were animal attractions in the Glen.
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NO3801 : Cherry blossoms by Bill Kasman
Looking like pink snow these fallen cherry blossoms are just inside the entrance to Letham Glen in Leven.
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NO3801 : Scoonie Burn, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The Scoonie Burn is crossed by this bridge which leads to/from the car park.
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NO3801 : Adult exercise area, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
For over-12s only. Note the bench seats for spectators who don't do exercise!
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NO3801 : Sign on adult exercise area in Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This sign indicates the order in which the adult exercise devices should be used. It also carries a health warning!
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NO3801 : Children's play area in Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
It seems that Leven grows some pretty big children!
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
The cherry blossoms are a feature of the park.
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NO3801 : Scoonie Burn, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The Craft Centre is on the left.
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NO3801 : Scoonie Burn, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The main path through the Glen continues on but crossing this bridge will take you onto an alternative path on the other side of the burn. Both paths are, in fact, the same circular walk through the Glen from this point. On the left is an ornamental wishing well.
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NO3801 : Signpost in Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This sign near the Craft Centre points out the salient features of the Glen. The red placard is an exhortation to dog walkers to pick up their dog's poo!
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
From outside the Craft Centre this path leads to Sillerhole Road and is one of the pedestrian access points to the Glen.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
Seen from outside the Craft Centre this grassy area and the children's playpark can become quite crowded on a hot, sunny day.
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NO3801 : Ornamental Wall, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This section of wall is typical of the style of wall found within the Glen.
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NO3801 : Wishing well, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This ornamental wishing well is close to the Craft Centre.
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NO3801 : Wishing well, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This ornamental wishing well has an inscription on it NO3801 : Wishing well, Letham Glen
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NO3801 : Wishing well, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The inscription reads 'If herein your siller cast, a wish may well come true at last'. In this context 'siller' is an old Scots word for silver, or money in general.
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NO3801 : Fallen trees, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
These trees look more like they have been cut down deliberately rather than having fallen of their own accord.
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NO3801 : The Pond, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This pond is a bit of a disappointment. It doesn't look particularly clean nor did I see any signs of life in it or on it. Definitely a case of 'must try harder' by the local authority.
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NO3801 : Doocot, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This doocot (dovecot) has had all its nesting holes blocked - or has it? NO3801 : Doocot, Letham Glen
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NO3801 : Doocot, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
This doocot (dovecot) has had most of its nesting holes blocked up by wooden blocks but there are a couple which are open. Have felonious pigeons being taking back what was once theirs by removing the blocks and squatting illegally inside?
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
The doocot (dovecot) is in centre frame. The grassy mound with the low wall was the location of a rabbit warren in the days when the Glen had various animal 'attractions'.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
One of several bridges over the Scoonie Burn.
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NO3801 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Fallen trees, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The path squeezes past on the right.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Exposed tree roots, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
There are several large trees with exposed roots in the Glen. Curiously, they are all beech trees.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This path overlooks the Scoonie Burn.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Exposed tree roots, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
There are several large trees with exposed roots in the Glen. Curiously, they are all beech trees.
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NO3801 : Vehicle ford, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
The local authority use this ford for their maintenance vehicles to cross from one side of the Scoonie Burn to the other since the path on the eastern side of the burn (from where this photograph was taken) isn't wide enough for vehicles nor is the bridge at the head of the Glen.
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NO3802 : Notice to dog walkers, Letham Glen by Bill Kasman
Dogs are welcome in the Glen. These notices are scattered throughout the Glen and are a reminder to dog owners to pick up their mutt's poo!
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This is one of several bridges over the Scoonie Burn. The steps lead to one of the pedestrian access paths to the Glen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This path leads to the B927 Cupar Road as it leaves the town. It is one of the pedestrian access paths to the Glen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This path leads to the B927 Cupar Road as it leaves the town. It is one of the pedestrian access paths to the Glen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This path comes from the B927 Cupar Road as it leaves the town and enters the Glen at this point. The bridge spans the Scoonie Burn and both paths of the circular forest walk can be seen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
These numbered posts run in a clockwise direction from the vicinity of the Craft Centre along the route of the circular walk to the head of the Glen and back to the car park. They are part of a nature trail.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
Some people say they can see a face in this rock formation.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3702 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
Some of the bench seats in the Glen could do with a coat of paint!
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
The path approaches the head of the Glen. It crosses a bridge and circles around to follow the other bank of the Scoonie Burn back down the Glen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This bridge lies at the head of the Glen. It crosses the Scoonie Burn and from here the path heads back down into the rest of the Glen.
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NO3802 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
There are three paths in this image. The obvious path heads uphill to the right and reaches an unmade road named Cock-ma-Lane - one of the pedestrian access points to the Glen. There is a turning to the left which is the main path back down the Glen and there is a rough path on the left just before the first tree which runs close to the Scoonie Burn for about 300m and then rejoins the main path.
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NO3702 : Letham Glen, Leven by Bill Kasman
This path enters/exits the Glen from the unmade road named Cock-ma-Lane.
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NO3702 : Cock-ma-Lane, Leven by Bill Kasman
The unmade road of Cock-ma-Lane starts from the bus turning circle in Holly Road and provides vehicular access to Glenview Caravan Park and Coldstream Farm. It also provides pedestrian access to Letham Glen through the gate pillars seen here.
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NO3702 : Cock-ma-Lane, Leven by Bill Kasman
The unmade road of Cock-ma-Lane starts from the bus turning circle at The Broom (straight ahead) and provides vehicular access to Glenview Caravan Park (whose entrance is to the left) and Coldstream Farm. It also provides pedestrian access to Letham Glen NO3702 : Cock-ma-Lane, Leven
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NO3702 : Cock-ma-Lane, Leven by Bill Kasman
From the unmade road of Cock-ma-Lane this path runs to Forest Path (road) crosses it and continues on for quite some distance. About 100m along this path is a pedestrian path into Letham Glen NO3702 : Letham Glen, Leven The entrance into Glenview Caravan Park is on the left.
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