A coastal walk back in time

The 'Rock and Spindle' formation on the Fife Coastal Path between St Andrews and Kingsbarns. (By Caroline Trotter)
The 'Rock and Spindle' formation on the Fife Coastal Path between St Andrews and Kingsbarns. (By Caroline Trotter)
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KEEN walkers with an interest in geology have a double reason to take part in a forthcoming walk round the north east Fife coastline - two expert guides will be on hand every step of the way.

Geological tour guide Angus Miller, founder of Geowalks, accompanied by Fife Coast and Countryside Ranger Ranald Strachan, will lead a walk from Kingsbarns to St Andrews to discover and explain Fife’s geological history on Saturday, March 16.

“A walk along the Fife Coastal Path is a great way to see how events from hundreds of millions of years ago have influenced today’s landscape,” said Angus.

“From rocky headlands to sandy beaches, with cliffs, boulders, rocky foreshore and fossils along the way, every mile of the Coastal Path is different.

“I’ll explain how the contrasting rocks created by deposit of sediment and volcanic activity hundreds of millions of years ago have helped create the shape of the coast.”

The group will assemble at The Barns in Kingsbarns at 9:30am for introductions over coffee and scones before setting off on the 7.5 mile exploration.

The geology walk will take about six hours at a moderate pace with frequent stops to enjoy the views. It is open to anyone 16 and over who is comfortable with rough terrain and stiles.

Places on the Geology Walk cost £42 per person and can be booked by calling 01592 656080.

Pictured is the Rock and Spindle formation, one of the rock formations which walkers will see on the day. (Picture by Caroline Trotter.)