Fife Ness to Boarhills, Fife

Event Date:

22nd April 2023

Event Time:

10:00 am

A short walk along a wild section of the Fife coastal path, exploring a range of Carboniferous sedimentary rocks including some interesting fossil horizons.

THE ROCKS: The rocks of the East Neuk of Fife are a mix of Carboniferous sedimentary rocks, sometimes spectacularly folded, and later volcanic necks testament to small, messy, very explosive basaltic eruptions. This section of the coast is dominated by a range of sedimentary rocks from the early Carboniferous, include thick sandstone layers and some varied fossil-rich limestones.

THE WALK: This is reasonably gentle walk on the Fife Coastal Path with occasional forays on to the shore. I have classified this as a moderate walk: Not always on paths, may be rough or slippery underfoot at times. You’ll need footwear with a good tread, warm and waterproof clothing. a drink and some lunch. Distance 10 km; duration about 5 hours.

MEETING POINT & ROUTE: Meet at the walkers’ car park, Crail Golf Club, Balcomie, Crail KY10 3XN. Grid reference: NO631099 | Nearest Postcode: KY10 3XN | What3Words: adjusting.nails.manuals | Route Map. From the end of the walk at Boarhills there is a regular bus service back to Crail. If you would like to do a car shuttle, meet at Boarhills at 9.30am (Grid reference: NO564140 | Nearest Postcode: KY16 8PP | What3Words: galloping.since.plotted) – we will leave some cars here and drive to the start point.


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