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Milestones between St Andrews and Stravithie

To reach Stravithie you leave St Andrews on the A917 and take the fork at Brownhills onto the B9131. The milestones give the distances to Anstruther, Kilrenny and Pittenweem, and to St Andrews, Leuchars and Newport. There are also three way markers on this stretch of road, giving directions to smaller settlements and farms.

The photographs were taken on a sunny morning at the end of November 2012.
Here is an account of the walk. (PDF file)


Leaving St Andrews

The first mile from St Andrews was also photographed on an earlier walk.

Grange Road way marker
Way marker at the Grange Road fork.

First milestone from St Andrews First milestone from St Andrews
The first milestone from St Andrews. The bright low sunlight is noticeable in the contrast between the two sides of the stone.


Brownhills and the second milestone

The Brownhills fork Way marker at the Brownhills 
fork
The Brownhills fork showing the way marker and the modern signage.

Two miles from St Andrews on the Anstruther Road Two miles from St Andrews on the Anstruther Road
The first stone on the road to Dunino and Anstruther.

Two miles from St Andrews on the Anstruther Road Two miles from St Andrews on the Anstruther Road Two miles from St Andrews on the Anstruther Road


Three miles from St Andrews

Three miles from St Andrews

Three miles from St Andrews Three miles from St Andrews Three miles from St Andrews
Beyond Priormuir, the third mile out of St Andrews.


Approaching Stravithie

Opposition to the Kenly wind farm Opposition to the Kenly wind farm
Signs protesting against the proposed wind farm are common around here.

A well filled ditch Narrow, bendy road
The road was unnerving at times for a pedestrian between the narrow, twisting road and the well-filled ditch.

The way marker at the turning to Bannafield and Lathockar The modern sign-post to Lathockar
The distance to Lathockar is 2½ miles on the way marker, but 3½ on the modern road-sign.


The fourth mile from St Andrews

The way marker at the turning to Bannafield and Lathockar
Looking back at the way marker from beside the fourth milestone.

The fourth milestone The fourth milestone
The cap is broken. The name 'Newport' is missing on one face, and the fractional part of the distance to Pittenweem on the other.


The turning to Boarhills

Having reached the fourth milestone I went back a few hundred yards to the turning off to Boarhills.

The turning to Boarhills The little road to Boarhills
It is about two miles from here to the coast road at Boarhills. The milestones between Boarhills and St Andrews are described here.