|012 Maiden's Rock, St. Andrews.
This isolated rock outcrop is located less than a mile east of
St. Andrews, immediately opposite the caravan site. It's a
natural sea stack with its feet in the sea and a spectacular
place to visit. The site is also a well known rock-climbing
From St. Andrews follow the coastal path eastwards. The Maiden's
Rock is difficult to miss as you follow the trail. Best reached on
foot but suitable for mountain bikes as well.
There is no parking near to this stone. Vehicles are best left in
No known folklore to date but I suspect some research
may throw something to light, possible some tale about a
maiden, or such like.
There are quite a few named natural rock features in Fife and
while any association with antiquity may be remote, that does
not detract from their splendour. Just because it was not
constructed by the hand of man, I feel they are worth a visit
and should be included here. It would not be the first time I've
included a natural feature only to find some folklore comes to