The weather in Fife is improving just in time for episode 22 of the Walk Fife Podcast.

After a spell of harsh weather paused it’s progress, it is nice to see Spring starting to make itself known across the Kingdom once again.

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Join Sean as he chats with us about the latest news from the Fife Walking Community and the Walk Fife website.

Going global

One the past year the Walk Fife website has been receiving visitors from all around the world. Recently we have had many emails asking us if we could provide a translated version of the website to make it a little easier to find out about our community and walking routes.

Not wanting to disappoint those wishing to explore the Kingdom, we have now added a translation package into the website. The translator can be found in the bottom left corner of every page on the website.

Walking advice

Since the last podcast we have had two articles posted on the Walk Fife website that have been again really popular with the community. The first post demonstrates how to fold a map correctly. Folding a map can be tricky if you haven’t attempted it before so Walk Fife’s Sean put together quick 4 step guide on how you can correctly fold your map.

The second post which received a lot of nice comments was shared with us by Walk Fife’s Jim. Over the past few years Jim noticed that many people seem to struggle with using binoculars correctly with some people even resorting to using one eye in order to see through them. Jim describes how you can easily adjust your binoculars to suit your eyes. A really useful post for those of you keen on observing the Kingdom’s wildlife and scenery.

Competition winners announced

The winner of our competition to win a Osprey Hikelite 26 Daypack has been drawn. Simple yet effective, the Hikelite is the ideal combination of high-performance features, durable materials and excellent value for money. Designed with everything that you need for a day’s hiking, these convenient packs come a variety of colours to suit.

The lucky recipient of this amazing pack is Caron Edwards. Our three runners-up, each of whom receive a Walk Fife t-shirt of their choice, are Helen Bright, Stephen Mann and Elaine Strine. We will have a new completion online soon.

Mini Walking Fest in Fife

Craigencalt Rural Community Trust recently announced their programme of walks that will form their Spring Mini Walking Festival.

The aim of the festival is to get people out enjoying the local area and the planned walks will cover the coastline from Aberdour to East Wemyss and will also stretch inland across the hills and will allow walkers to enjoy some of the splendid scenery of the Kingdom of Fife.

The Mini Walking Fest will run from Wednesday 11th April to Wednesday 25th April and it is hoped that the festival will attract visitors to come and enjoy a day out and get involved in various activities. Taking part in a festival like this is a great way to get to meet new people learn more about an area of Fife that is very walker friendly.

The trust is asking everyone who is interested to register for walks beforehand as then we know to expect you. Both registration and the walks are free.

Listener Questions

The topics of questions sent in by listeners for this episode include annoying drones, wartime Fife and discovering Fife’s ancient past.

Get in touch

If you have any suggestions for future episodes of the Walk Fife podcast then please get in touch with us through our website or you can even drop us a line through Twitter or Facebook. Please email us at info@walkfife.com

Thanks for listening!

Show Links

How to fold a map – http://www.walkfife.com/how-to-fold-a-map/
How to focus your binoculars – http://www.walkfife.com/seeing-clearly-how-to-focus-your-binoculars/
Craigencalt Rural Community Trust – http://www.craigencalttrust.org.uk/walkingfest.html
Drone Code – http://dronesafe.uk/drone-code/
Defence of Britain Archive – http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/dob/overview.cfm
The Dunfermline Historical Society – https://dunfermlinehistsoc.org.uk/

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