A to Z of Fife’s Hills : D

Drumcarrow Craig


At 218m Dumcarrow Craig is a craggy wee hill in the east of Fife (close to St Andrews) that can easily be incorporated into a walk along the Fife Pilgrim Way route. Access is easy via a signposted track directly from a minor road near Craigton.

The main summit area is adorned with the obvious communications masts that can be seen for some distance, along with a cairn and an Ordnance Survey trig point. Of an older vintage though, are the remains of an iron age broch close to the summit. The hill is a lumpy hillock and as such sports a second west summit as well as the main summit.

North of the summit is the site of the Denork Craig hill fort. Reaching it from Drumcarrow is not straightforward but is certainly possible if you don’t mind a bit of rough off-path walking.

A suggested walk to Drumcarrow is described on the Cameron Reservoir and Drumcarrow page.