Thursday, 28 August 2008

Serpentine Walk Largo

Serpentine Walk Upper Largo

The Serpentine Walk is a route that has existed probably for at least 200 years, and possibly for much longer. The village of Upper Largo is recorded at least as far back as the 10th century and it seems likely that the path follows an ancient route linking it to the coastal village of Lower Largo for fishing and trade by sea . Serpentine Walk Local History
Local oral history has it that when the ladies at Largo House wanted to bathe in the sea, they and their bathing hut were drawn down the Serpentine Walk which is the nearest route to the sea. There is a well built wall retaining the Largo Burn along most of the route that again suggests that this was more than a countryside path, and gives the path its other local name of the 'Wall Walk'.