Woodland Gardens Caravan & Camping

Woodland Gardens Caravan & Camping is a Small Caravan Park in Fife, Scotland. Exclusively for adults, it has a relaxed and quiet feel to it. The owners are friendly and helpful, creating that nice balance between respecting your privacy and being available when needed. All Pitches Are Hard Standing with EHU and have free internet access included.

Limited space but feels cozyLimited space but feels cozy
One of only 2 tent pitchesOne of only 2 tent pitches
Your own picnic bench and EHUYour own picnic bench and EHU
Recreation RoomRecreation Room
TVTV
PoolPool
DartsDarts

There are only two tent pitches, back to back with each pitch having its own picnic table and EHU. The lack of views from the campsite and the position of the tent pitches, which are surrounded by the campsite facilities, glamping pods, recreation area and campervans could create a claustrophobic campsite but it doesn’t. Instead, you feel chilled out by its quaintness and style.

The quaintness and style from a small campsite can lead to conversations such as ‘This would be a great way to retire’. ‘Why don’t we think about getting somewhere like this? We love camping and we could create our own special place.’ It’s only when you start drilling down to what it would actually be involved, that you come to the conclusion ‘Actually it seems a great idea but in reality, it’s not as simple as that’.

The coastal town of Leven is only a short drive away and you are also close to St Andrews, the home of golf but this was going to be a walking break for us and we knew that the Fife Coastal Path was only a short walk from the campsite. This coastal path links the Forth and Tay Estuaries and is over 114 miles long. You will walk through picturesque fishing villages, golden beaches, attractive woods and nature reserves. You are never far away from the main bus route, allowing you to be flexible with your start and stop destinations.

Looking out to the Firth of Forth not far from the campsite

Looking out to the Firth of ForthLooking out to the Firth of Forth

We decided to turn left out the campsite and walk the 11 miles to Anstruther along the Coastal Path.

Our first stop was St Monans, a fishing village with an ancient history. A village called Inverie existed here as far back as the 800s. In about 875 St Monanus or St. Monan was buried at a shrine here and the village was renamed St Monans.

Next was Pittenweem, still an active port and has a fish market every morning.

Pittenweem harbourPittenweem harbour

 

Coastal Ruins and grand building are a regular sight. Including, Lady Janet Anstruther’s Tower, Ardross Castle and Newark Castle.

Newark CastleNewark Castle
Lady Janet Anstruther's TowerLady Janet Anstruther's Tower

St Monans welly boot garden

St Monans welly boot gardenSt Monans welly boot garden
St Monans welly boot gardenSt Monans welly boot garden

A welcoming flag as we walked into Anstruther with the Isle of May National Nature Reserve in the background.

Isle of May National Nature Reserve in the distanceIsle of May National Nature Reserve in the distance

We would definitely recommend this stretch of the coastal path as there is plenty of photo opportunities and occasions when you just want to stand and take in what you are seeing. Woodland Gardens Caravan & Camping is a great place to stay and if you do decide to stop at Anstruther, you MUST visit the famous chip shop, The Wee Chippy, where you will be treated to the best chips you have ever tasted!

 

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