I’d forgotten just how wonderful the wild flowers smell in the sunshine as you walk the Roome Bay to Castle Walk section of the Fife Coastal Path at Crail. This is our favourite route to the shops and usually walked at least once a day when we’re here on holiday.
A chance last minute addition to our luggage for this visit to Sandcastle Cottage was a copy of Dorling Kindersley’s “Wild Flowers” from their Pocket Nature series, so I’ve been trying to identify some of the many varieties you can see in this short section of the Fife Coastal Path.
Take the path to the beach opposite Sandcastle Cottage and continue down the steps past the doocot to the large rockpool (visible at high tide). Follow the path along to the right. In spring and summer you can see range of wild flowers. At the end of the path you will come to the site of the old mill. You may want to stop and read the information board telling the story of the weavers of Crail. Then proceed to the castle wall and sit and admire the views out to the Isle of May and beyond.
Below are just some of the flowers you are likely to spot on your walk.
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