Caiplie Coves
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
N 56° 14.592 W 002° 38.840
30V E 521856 N 6233203
Caiplie Coves are a multi coloured weathered feature situated on the Fife Coastal Path between Cellardyke and Crail.
Waymark Code: WM9A4
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/22/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member e3brown
Views: 40

The red sandstone has been carved out by waves and wind to form caves, holes, pillars, passages and arches.

It has been associated with Iron Age settlement - previous excavations within the caves having revealed many cattle bones, boars tusks and deer horns.

In Early Christian times, monks and pilgrims travelling to St Andrews also carved crosses in the caves and St Adrian is thought to have lived in the largest cave. He was killed by Vikings in 875.

Children still try to throw stones through the hole on the south-westerly cliff in an attempt to make a wish come true
Type of Arch: Coastline

Type of Material:
Red Sandstone

Photo of the Arch by itself?: Not Listed

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