Sponsored walk by the Firth of Forth

March 25th 2023

On Saturday 25th March, Fr Dermot and a group of parishioners from St Albert’s will walk 11km along the Firth of Forth.  The group will catch the train from Waverley at 9.36am and alight at Aberdour at 10.08am.   

10.10am to 12.20pm:  The group will climb the hill above the town. It is a reasonably gentle climb along a track. At one point you need to be able  to climb over a metal gate. When you reach the top, there are great views over the Firth of Forth, back towards Edinburgh and towards the Bridges. The group will walk back down to the town along a farm road. It is not at all steep. After crossing the main road the group will follow a level path to the town through woods which overlook the Firth.  This section will take 2 hours and is about 5.5km.

12.30pm-2pm: We will arrive at the ancient St Fillan’s Church, which celebrates its 9th centenary this year (1123-2023). Members of the congregation will welcome us and join us for the celebration of Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation.  After Mass, we will have a picnic lunch at the nearby Silver Sands beach where there is a cafe. Both the Chapel and the Cafe have toilets. 

2pm to 4pm:  After lunch, we walk to Dalgety Bay along a level way, most of which is on tarmac.  This stretch is mainly along the coast. There are good views of Inchcolm Abbey and we will stop at the ruined passes St Bridget’s Kirk.  This afternoon walk is about 5.5km and should take about 2 hours. There are trains back to Edinburgh  from the station Dalgety Bay every half hour.

What we hope to achieve

While we are doing this walk to raise funds for Stella Maris, we are also doing it for ourselves. This is a good way to build community between us. On that walk new friendships will be formed.  It is also a lovely opportunity to meet members of the Church of Scotland parish of St Fillan, who are delighted that we want to visit and celebrate Mass in their Church. 

Not everyone needs to do the full walk. 

Walkers could join us for the morning walk, the afternoon walk, or just for the Mass. There are plenty of places to park both in Aberdour and Dalgety Bay and bus and train links between the two towns are good. 

About Sponsorship

Please ask people to sponsor the whole group at the Just Giving Page: 


Walkers can use this page for their own fundraising, but if you raise funds separately please give the funds to Fr Dermot add to the total raised by us all. The Just Giving page also has more information about the walk. There are photo’s and maps in the gallery section.  And there are more pictures on Fr Dermot’s facebook page. You don’t need to be on facebook or his “friend” to see them.  Go to:  https://www.facebook.com/dermot.morrin

This walk is not just about fundraising. It is also about doing something together. And you don’t need to have sponsorship to join in.   If you need more information, contact Fr Dermot.  However, please let Fr Dermot know if are definitely going to join us, where you will join, and when. Give Fr Dermot your number so he can put your contact into a WhatsApp group for use on the day.  Our Lady Star of the Sea pray for us and for the important ministry of Stella Maris!

Sponsored walk by the Firth of Forth

Edinburgh Catholic Chaplaincy

The Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.

The Catholic Chaplaincy is also a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (the Parish of St Albert the Great) and all Catholic students and staff are automatically members of this parish.

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