Our holiday apartments are set amongst the stunning Scottish countryside, on the outskirts of St Andrews in Fife. Whether you are looking for history walks in the town, gentle scenic strolls or challenging hikes and hill walks, you will not be disappointed. We are close to the Fife Coastal Path. This long-distance path follows the east coastline through picturesque villages, magnificent beaches and leafy woodland. So, take a look at our guide below for some of our favourite walks in and around St Andrews…
St Andrews is located in the north of Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. Fife is a peninsula, with the Firth of Tay to the north and the Firth of Forth to the south. There are many beautiful coastal walks in this region, which you can access on the Fife Coastal Path. There are hill walks offering spectacular views for miles around. You can also explore lots of lovely towns and villages, taking in the unique architecture and landscapes of the area.
Walks in and around St Andrews
Take a boat over to the Isle of May from Anstruther and visit the Isle of May National Nature Reserve for wonderful wildlife walks. The small island is open to the public between April and September each year. It is home to thousands of seabirds and over 285 bird species. Admire the architecture of St Andrews on the popular Town and Gown Walk. a self-guided walk through the town’s beautiful university buildings. Then run along West Sands Beach and recreate the famous opening scene of the movie Chariots of Fire, which was filmed there.
The east neuk of Fife
In a wee neuk (nook) on the east coast, just south of St Andrews, the East Neuk of Fife comprises of a collection of traditional fishing villages. These are great places to visit on a day trip. You can also walk between the villages via the Fife Coastal Path. Picturesque villages include Elie and Earlsferry, St Monans, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Kilrenny.
Hill walks and viewpoints
For those who love to climb to higher ground, there are lots of wonderful viewpoints in the region. In St Andrews, you can venture up to the Rock and Spindle rock formation for magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding area. In addition, some of our favourite hill walks across Fife include Largo Law, Mount Hill and Norman’s Law.