As a family we have spent a number of Christmases over the years in Crail. It’s a great time of year to get out and about and see what wildlife you can spot. Hence our twelve birds for Christmas. Read more
Cracking the secrets of stained glass with Keny Drew of East Neuk Glass
If you are looking for a quiet weekend and enjoy finding out about a new skill, then a weekend at East Neuk Glass might be just what you’ve been looking for! Read more
As well as some great shops in Crail High Street selling local produce we have farm shops selling a range of fresh produce and only a short drive away from Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
St Andrews is known the world over as the “Home of Golf”. It is the home of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. The Open Championship is played there every five years. This golfing mecca attracts golfers from all over the world eager to play at least one round on one of its famous links courses. Read more
Walking the Fife Coastal Path – Section 2
We were really fortunate to walk the Limekilns to Inverkeithing section of the 117-mile long Fife Coastal Path on a glorious day in May 2016, which helped to make this walk memorable. Read more
St Andrews Food and Drink Festival
We’re watching the plans for a month-long celebration of fabulous Food From Fife unfold, in the form of the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival which will be taking place in November 2015, Read more
Setting off in a westerly direction from Sandcastle Cottage in Crail along the coastal path gives a dilemma – should the goal of the walk be to reach the famous Anstruther Fish Bar or the chocolate heaven of the Cocoa Tree in Pittenweem?To be honest, after the snowy scenes of the last few weeks, we were just so delighted to be out walking in sunshine – a real bonus for the last day of 2010.This time, chips were the reward – and delicious they were too! The walk was just under 5 miles from the cottage to the bus stop at the Murray Library in Anstruther, and the 95 bus brought us back.
Here’s a link to the BBC iPlayer episode of Attenborough’s JourneyIf you’d like to see a snippet of how Crail features in the new series of David Attenborough’s First Life, then you’ll find the Scottish feature at about 45 minutes in.Great to see how, even in foul weather, David Attenborough found examples of the origins of life itself near the Harbour Beach at Crail, Fife.You might like to follow in his footsteps with a short walk from Sandcastle Cottage.
Thanks to the folks at Informed Edinburgh, I’ve just been reading about of a walking route which follows the trail of ancient pilgrimages from Edinburgh to St Andrews. A book by Cameron Black called ‘The Saint Andrew’s Way – Restoration of a Medieval Pilgrimage’ is due to be released. You can obtain copies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgAlthough most walkers who stay at Sandcastle Cottage, our lovely seaside home in Fife, tend to walk sections of the Fife Coastal Path, this book might generate some ideas for those wishing to walk sections of the Fife part of the walk.I’ve entered the competition to win a guide, but it will be going on my Christmas wish list too! Would be great training for next year’s Edinburgh Moonwalk which I’ll be walking towards during 2011.