On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Fife Ness to St Andrews

This path passes the coastguard station, a WW11 gun emplacement and bird hide then joins a narrow road, past caravans and the remains of an old harbour – so plenty to spot! Buddo Rock is a prominent feature, an impressive stack of pink sandstone seen en route to Kittocks Den and the St Andrews Bay golf course. Another prominent feature, The Rock and Spindle, is the weathered remains of a volcanic plug. The base features a circleof basalt rays. The path then leaves the beach and climbs a flight of steps to Kinkell Ness and the Kinkell Braes Caravan Park then descends to the East Sands, St. Andrews. From the East Sands the path crosses the swing bridge and through the harbour. One route leads over the cliffs and past the Castle with its bottle dungeon. The other route runs through the town with its many attractions. The path between Crail and St Andrews is very challenging in places. Some sections of the route are not passable at high tide. Look out for warning signs. Check tide times with the coastguard (tel: 01333 450 666) before setting out. At high tides between Fife Ness and Kingsbarns wait until the tide recedes and the path is clear

Distance: 
12.0 miles / 19.3 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 - 6 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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