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Milestones between St Andrews and Ceres

These pictures were taken in the course of a walk from St Andrews to Ceres on the B939 on Friday 22 July 2011. The walk is described here.

There are seven milestones marked on the map between St Andrews and Ceres, and one more just beyond the village on the Craigrothie road.

The first mile

I took the wrong fork, and went along Hepburn Gardens, and had to cut through along Lawhead Gardens to the Strathkinness Low Road.

Post box on Hepburn Gardens
Post box and other street furniture on Hepburn Gardens.

One mile out along Hepburn Gardens
The one mile milestone on Hepburn Gardens. Although I was on the wrong road at this point I may have taken the right milestone. The distances it gives, and its style of lettering are consistent with the subsequent stones on the road to Ceres.

First milestone on Strathkinness Low Road
This is the first stone on the Strathkinness Low Road (photographed on a sunny day in June). It is inconsistent with the later stones on the Ceres Road, giving the distances to Ceres and Cupar as a quarter of a mile less than those shown on the Hepburn Gardens stone.

Looking back from Lawhead Gardens
Looking back from the corner with Lawhead Gardens towards the first stone on the Strathkinness Low Road.


The second mile

The second milestone
The second milestone, just before Nether Strathkinness.

The second milestone

The second milestone almost hidden

Taken from beside the second milestone

Taken from beside the second milestone


The third mile, Strathkinness cross-roads

the third milestone

the third milestone

the third milestone  the third milestone

The Strathkinness cross-roads
Clouds, cables and signs at the Strathkinness cross-roads

The road up to Magus Muir
The road up to Magus Muir

The road up to Magus Muir
The road up to Magus Muir


The fourth mile

the fourth milestone

the fourth milestone

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Cloud and trees
Cloud and trees taken from the fourth milestone, before Clatto.

Tree taken from the fourth milestone
Tree taken from the fourth milestone, before Clatto.

Wheat fields taken from the fourth milestone
Wheat fields taken from the fourth milestone, before Clatto.

The road ahead
The road ahead from the fourth milestone.


The fifth milestone

Either the fifth milestone is missing altogether or I failed to spot it as I negotiated the narrow road and sharp bends around Blebo.


The sixth milestone, beside the Craigtoun turning

Approaching the sixth milestone
Approaching the sixth milestone under a dark sky.

the sixth milestone

the sixth milestone

the sixth milestone

View from the sixth milestone
The view from beside the sixth milestone, just before Pitscottie.


The incorrect seventh milestone

This stone is between Pitscottie and Ceres, and it should say St Andrews 7 miles, and Ceres 3/4 mile in the other direction. This stone gives the same distances as the stone on the road to Craigrothie on the other side of Ceres.

the incorrect seventh milestone

the incorrect seventh milestone

the incorrect seventh milestone

the road towards Ceres
The road as it approaches Ceres.


The eighth milestone, beyond Ceres

The stone just beyond Ceres on the Craigrothie road gives the same distances as the incorrect stone on the St Andrews side of the village. Here the distances are correct.

The milestone just beyond Ceres on the Craigrothie road

The milestone just beyond Ceres on the Craigrothie road

The milestone just beyond Ceres on the Craigrothie road

Looking back into Ceres from the milestone
Looking back into the village from the milestone.