Fife Coast Beach

This evening, I am posting a record of a recent hike along the Fife Coast, east of Scotland. This stretches a considerable distance from Queensferry to Newport on Tay and takes in places such as Burntisland, Kirkaldy, Leven, Elie, Pittenweem,Anstruther, Crail, St. Andrews, Leuchars and Tayport. Distance is approx 81 miles/135 km. The trail passes through an active working landscape encompassing industrial centres ( this was a coal mining area until recent times), small farms, quaint fishing villages, sandy beaches, WW2 defences, golf courses (this is where golf originated some 600 years ago), and St. Andrews Castle. Click on ‘continue reading’  for more information.

Walk the Walk

Hiking along Fife Coastal Path

Dovecotes were important in medieval times. The pigeons were an important source of food, including their eggs.

Dovecote

St. Andrews is full of medieval architecture dating from the time it was an important place of pilgrimage centred on the Cathedral.

Medieval Gate at St. Andrews

Interesting rock formation on the coast.

Rock and Spindle, Fife Coast

And another one!

Buuddo Rock, Fife Coast

Beautiful sands and sea. Pity about the low sea temperatures!

Refreshment Stop

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