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Milestones between Kingsbarns and Anstruther on the A917
These photographs were taken on 11 August 2013, on a blustery day with bright sunshine and dark clouds. The milestones have cursive lettering, with exception of two whose caps were reported as missing in the gazetteer in The Milestones of Fife, but have subsequently been restored.
An account of the walk is available here (PDF file)
The VR hexagonal letterbox in Kingsbarns.
The road out of Kingsbarns, with the milestone, and cattle in the rough pasture.
Zero miles from Kingsbarns and 7 miles from St Andrews and Anstruther
The Newhall milestone
This flower and bee caught my attention close to the Cambo entrance, shortly before the Newhall milestone.
Approaching the Newhall milestone and looking back towards Cambo
The Newhall milestone, one mile from Kingsbarns
Randerston is the next farm after East and West Newhall. From the track you get a sudden view of the sea.
Two miles from Kingsbarns
One mile from Crail
I couldn't identify these flowers on the way to the two-mile milestone.
Modern signage at the junction with the B9171. The milestone is shortly after the turning, with a view out to sea towards the Isle of May.
Two miles from Kingsbarns, shortly before Damside
View across the fields towards the houses on the road leading from Crail to Balcomie
More unidentified flowers on the verge approaching Crail
View across a field to the B940.
Waymarker at the junction of the B940 with the A917 going down into Crail
The bottom three rows on the waymarker are:
Greigston -- Kingask
Ceres -- Brownhills
Cupar -- St Andrews
The manufacturer's name on the top rim is Robert Douglas Engineer Cupar
The milestone is on the way out of Crail, opposite the slope where the beacon stands.
The Milestones of Fife lists this stone as having its cap missing. The distance to Kingsbarns (5½ miles) is wrong; it should be 3½. The other distances are consistent with the later stones in the sequence.
The milestone is between Old Barns and Barnsmuir. Barnsmuir is evidently a big producer of vegetables, as I saw several large "Vegcraft" trailers bearing its name.
Barnsmuir broccoli field and polytunnels
The Isle of May from the Barnsmuir milestone
Approaching Kilrenny with the churchtower just visible
Crail and Burntisland are shown on the wrong sides of the cap. The Milestones of Fife lists this stone as having its cap missing.
The Scott Mausoleum
I made a short diversion to photograph General Scott's mausoleum in Kilrenny churchyard.
The Mausoleum was commissioned around the year 1800 by Scott's eldest daughter, Henrietta Duchess of Portland. It had no name attached to it until the plaque was added in 1911.
Coming into Anstruther
The milestone is between Kilrenny and the eastern edge of Anstruther and Cellardyke.
The new development on the edge of the town uses the old form of the name Cellardyke.