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Dog Walking Routes in St Andrews

A path in St Andrews by the coastline

Thinking of moving to St Andrews but still on the hunt for the best routes around the area for walking your dog?

We’ve put together a guide to our top five walks.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching over 117 miles, the Fife Coastal Path is hailed as one of Scotland’s most scenic walking routes.

The perfect trail for your four-legged friend, the path starts at the Firth of Forth and finishes at Firth of Tay – with plenty of opportunities for your pooch to paddle along the way.

From harbours and beaches, to countryside trails, there is so much to discover.

West Sands Beach

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, West Sands beach is perfect for enjoying tranquil sunsets and busy summer days.

Just 15 minutes from the town centre, the beach famously appeared in the film Chariots of Fire. With plenty of parking on hand, the area is a haven for families, dog walkers and water sports enthusiasts. 

The Rock and Spindle

A more rugged option, The Rock and Spindle route starts in St Andrews. Journeying along the coast, you and your pooch will pass interesting cliffs and rock stacks before reaching the large formation known as The Rock & Spindle.

Great views of St Andrews can be experienced on the way back. However, the trail can be muddy so bring your welly boots on a wet day and beware mucky pups!

Cambo Country House & Estate

Open all year round, you and your four-legged friend can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Cambo House – just six miles from St Andrews. With marked paths, you can venture out to the sea or take the leafy forest walk - the perfect stroll all year round for not just your pooch, but the whole family too.

The Walled Gardens’ Woodland Walk

With many parks and green spaces close by, St Andrews isn’t short of places for your dog to play. However, if you’re only looking for a quick stroll it can be found right on your doorstep at The Walled Gardens.

Behind the development, there is a lovely woodland trail that is the perfect tranquil walk for summer and autumn days.

The path networks around the town all connect back to the centre, so if you and your furry companion are looking to refuel after your wander, you can enjoy one of the many dog-friendly cafes and restaurants in town.

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