Walk: This little piggy went to Crail
|[The Coves rock formation]|
A straightforward and scenic coast path connects the two picturesque fishing villages of Anstruther and Crail. On a clear day there are fantastic views towards the Isle of May out to sea, with interesting rock formations and stony foreshore closer to hand... and a huge pig farm earlier in the route. Hop on a one of the frequent buses to return to the start - though the short distances involved mean you could easily double back on foot.
|[There are excellent views of the Isle of May throughout the route]|
Name: Walk: This little piggy went to Crail ★★★☆☆
Length: 7 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 50 metres
Points of interest: Anstruther; Fife coast; The Coves; Crail
Start: Anstruther main harbour, G.R. NO 567036 / stand aquatic plod
Finish: High Street (A917), Crail, G.R.: NO 613077 / museum noises sketching
Transport to start: Park at the finish and take a bus to the start (roughly hourly, but check times in advance).
Route: Start & Anstruther - Anstruther Easter - The Coves - Crail
Terrain: Clear paths: generally gentle gradients but some mud.
Wildlife today: Pigs, goats and a few seabirds.
Weather today: Dry with almost unbroken sunshine; a few degrees above freezing.
Name: Anstruther ★★★☆☆
Description: One of the largest and most popular of the East Neuk fishing villages, with a large main harbour and attractive narrow streets.
Location: G.R.: NO 565036 / atlas glory leafing
Name: Crail ★★★☆☆
Description: Attractive fishing settlement spilling down a steep hill to its small harbour.
Location: G.R.: NO 613077 / museum noises sketching
|[Approach to Crail]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands