Earlsferry to St Andrews

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Striking north off the Fife Coastal Path, in the footsteps of early pilgrims heading to St Andrews, the Way continues (26 kms) along quiet roads and tracks until Largo Ward, where there is a strip of main road with a grass verge, past the famous Peat Inn, to Radernie, where it is signposted to Cameron Reservoir . This ancient pilgrim path is currently being restored but may be muddy in parts. After Cameron Reservoir the Way passes through Denhead and the welcoming golf club House at Craigtoun with a great view onto the spires of St Andrews, the long sandy beaches, and the North Sea before descending along the picturesque burn and forest track of Lumbo to St Andrews.

Alternatively, those who have an extra couple of days should take St Margaret’s Elbow.  This follows the sign-posted Fife Coastal Path through the working fishing villages of Anstruther and Crail, beside seaside golf courses and weaves through boulders and over rocks which draw geologists from the world over. Approx distance 37 kms. Please click St Margaret’s Elbow for details

Special Note
The path from Radernie to Craigtoun was boggy and overgrown but has now been repaired by Criminal Justice Teams working for Fife Council. These teams comprise low-level offenders who are putting in community work instead of going to jail or paying a fine. They, and their dedicated supervisors, have done a great job.

Accommodation in Strathkinness

Bed & Breakfasts
You can explore LINKS for B &B accommodation but examples are below. If already booked the owner can normally recommend another available B &B.

Mansedale House 01334 850850
Hilltop 01334 850667
Hawthorne House 01334 850 851

Accommodation in St Andrews

Our Special Recommendation
St Andrews Tourist Hostel. Dormitory accommodation and kitchen. £12-14 per night. http://www.standrewshostel.com/

There is plenty of accommodation including campsites, hostels, B&Bs , hotels. Please check Links.

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