Craighall Den

Craighall Den is a short easy walk, ideal for kids or older family members and could be combined with a visit to the picturesque village of Ceres. Ceres is only a short drive from Crail and home to the Fife Folk Museum. The Fife Pilgrim Way passes through the village on its way to St Andrews.

Craighall Den – How to Get there:

By Car:

Take the B940 from Crail overland to Ceres which is a 27 minute drive from Crail. see map below.

By Bus

Take the Stagecoach 95 to St Andrews and change to the 64 Moffat and Williamson bus which you can get in South Street outside Blackfriars Chapel. For bus times Click this Link for Stagecoach and this link for Moffat and Williamson

Blackfriars Chapel St Andrews
Bus for Ceres leaves from the Bus Stop at Blackfriars Chapel on South Street St Andrews

Craighall Den – Start of the Walk:

The walk starts at the car park in the centre of Ceres. Cross the old bridge across the Craighall Burn by the side of the Fife Folk Museum. Follow the gravel path, take a right and proceed up Castlegate. At the top of Castlegate take another right turn and follow the road past the Memorial Hall on the left. Take the next right at the signpost marked Teasses Mill. (There is another signpost further up marked Craighall Den however we found this path overgrown and very muddy)

Pilgrim Way Kennoway to Ceres
Old Bridge over the Craighall Burn
Memorial hall landmark on the walk to Craighall Den
Memorial Hall
Teasses Mill sign on the walk to Craighall Den
Take a right turn at the sign for Teasses Mill
Gate to the path to Craighall Den
Proceed through the small wooden gate

It may seem at first as though you are going down someone’s driveway but it is a right of way. You will see a wooden gate at the end past a house named Rosebank. The path takes you along the back of houses on the right. When we did this it was a bit overgrown with some nettles so shorts are probably not advisable. Continue along the path until you come to a gate and an old farm track with trees on either side. Don’t forget at this point to look back as you are treated to a good view of the village of Ceres and its church.

Grassy path to CraighallDen
Follow the grassy track to Teasses Mill
Ceres Church on the path to Craighall Den
View of Ceres Church through the trees

At Teasses Mill you will come to a stone farm track. Turn left and then right following the steps down to the path leading up to Craighall Den. Follow the path through the woods with the burn on the right. When we did this walk the woods were full of bird song. If you get tired or want to enjoy the sound of the water flowing in the burn there are a few seats on the path.

Craighall Den
Craighall Den
Plenty of seats if you want a rest or just stop and listen to the birdsong
Farm on the left of the path Craighall Den
Path with the farm on the left
Large Cave Craighall Den
We found a large cave with bats
Old Ruined Mill Building
Steps from the path take you down to this old mill building

At the top of the path you will come to a farm on the left and a few self catering cottages. Continue on past the farm to the woodland where you will find a large cave with bats.

On the right steps lead down to an old mill building.

Road back to Ceres
Follow the road back to Ceres

Proceed back down the path you came up until you reach a small car park at Teasses Mill. Take a right and follow the road back to Ceres.

This walk can be combined with a visit to the village of Ceres itself. The Folk Museum is also well worth a visit. There is a tearoom serving coffees and light lunches and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

For more details about Fife Folk Museum in Ceres and what there is to see click this link which will take you to their website

Fife Folk Museum
Fife Folk Museum and cafe

Other Attractions:

Ceres Inn – Traditional Inn located in the heart of the village dating back to 1712 for more details click this link

Wemyss Ware Pottery based in the old manse in the heart of the village. For details click this link

Meldrums Hotel for more details click this link

Ceres Highland Games takes place in June

Walking the Fife Pilgrim Way, read our blog on walking the route from Ceres to St Andrews

Public Toilets

There are Public Toilets at the car park in the centre of the village.

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Blog updated January 2024

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