It is a busy time here at the Walk Fife headquarters.
We have been working hard on our plans for 2019 and beyond.
Sean takes some time out to update us about the latest goings on behind the scenes at Walk Fife and what our community of walkers can look forward to soon.
Forgotten history of the Firth of Forth
This past week saw the anniversary of the surrender of the German Navy in WW1. This may not seem to be something particularly connected to Walk Fife until you hear that this mighty fleet actually surrendered to the allies in the Firth of Forth ten days after the Armistice ended the fighting. Seventy German vessels made up from nine German battleships, five battlecruisers, seven light cruisers and 49 destroyers were handed over to the Allies and were sailed into the Forth of Forth where they were anchored until they sailed some 5 days later North to Scarpa Flow in Orkney the wartime home of the British Royal Navy Fleet.
The BBC have a fascinating article documenting the events behind this historic event in the life of the Firth of Forth. Sean also shares news of a upcoming exhibition that will cover the wartime history of the Firth of Forth and lets us know how the Fife community can assist in it’s creation.
Sean thanks everyone for their recent reviews of equipment for the walker and reminds people submitting their reviews of a few key points that must be considered before sending them into us.
Keeping in touch
Walk Fife now have a telephone number for members of the Fife walking community to use to ask us questions, report problems and make suggestions for improving Walk Fife and our website. The number only receives standard text messages and can not receive images (we prefer these to be sent via email) and callers can leave voicemails if calling outside of normal hours. The number to call is 0793 826 0632 – text messages & calls to this number will be billed at your standard network rate by your service provider.
Walk Fife stickers
Thanks to some fantastic support from various Fife based companies Walk Fife will soon have a new free sticker pack which will be available through out website. Sean shared some images of our new car stickers through our social networks and we were flooded with enquiries on how people could get one for themselves.
Win a Garmin eTrex Touch 25 GPS with Walk Fife!
We have one of these brilliant navigation gadgets to give away to one lucky winner. The eTrex Touch 25 is an perfect GPS unit for those who love exploring the outdoors but want something quick and easy to use. Sean reveals the question that the correct to which could win one person a valuable tool for navigating through the countryside.
The topics for the questions in this episode cover naughty mountain bikers, kit basics for walkers, lunch time strolls and waterproofing tips and tricks.
Get in touch
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