Maiden Rock

(Maiden's Rock)

A relict sea stack at Kinkell Braes on the coast of NE Fife, Maiden or Maiden's Rock was carved out from well-jointed sandstone by the waves around 6500 years ago when its base lay at sea level. Subsequently, the land has risen and the rock now lies isolated well above the sea. Located a mile (1.8 km) southeast of St Andrews and overlooks a syncline, where the rocks are folded in a U-shape.

The Fife Coastal Path now passes by.

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