|009 Buddo Rock,
Boarhills, St. Andrews.
Buddo Rock is simply a massive
outcrop of sandstone located on the seashore between St. Andrews
and the fishing village of Crail. The rock is deeply fissured
and eroded by wind and weather resulting is a quite amazing
structure with holes, and curves, and overhangs, and the most
astonishing range of colours and textures. In the past, sea
levels were considerably higher, and Buddo Rock would once have
been isolated when the tide was in.
Buddo Rock is located on the Fife Coastal Path and can be
reached from the small settlement of Boarhills a few miles south
east of St. Andrews. The easiest way to reach the rock is to
follow the sign-posted route for the Fife Coastal Path, this
leads directly to the rock from Boar Hills, about half a mile
from the road end.
Cars can be parked, with consideration, in Boarhills.
I've included Buddo Rock here purely for personal and geological
reasons and interest. In fact, Fife has a number of named interesting
rock outcrops, some of which are - or will be - included
elsewhere in this website.