My daughter has a slight obsession with foxes so when we found out the Scottish Deer Centre in Fife had some we wrapped up and headed straight there bringing my niece and mum along too. Situated just outside Cupar the Deer Centre covers 55 acres of gorgeous Scottish woodland. The sheer scale gave our legs a good workout.
The park has 14 different species of Deer including the Axel Deer, Reindeer and Roe Deer.
You can feed certain types, with a bag of treats bought from the reception. They happily munch from your hand and are extremely cute, as well as being quite comical.
These Caves are truly one of Fife’s hidden gems. Located on the coast of East Wemyss they are wonderfully preserved and the drawings inside are truly fascinating. The caves are looked after by the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) who formed in 1986 to preserve and publicise the caves and the Pictish and Viking drawings inside. I was lucky enough to be shown around the caves by the lovely Sue who told us fantastic stories about the history of the caves and also about the charity and their valuable work.
The entrance to the caves is along a grassy path on the edge of the beach in East Wemyss, a beautiful walk. We began at the notice boards which give information about each of the caves and are shaped like one of the drawings with a bench in the centre dedicated to a founding member of the charity.
Sue informed us there were two sets of caves. One set formed around 6000-7000 BC and the second set formed 3000-4000 BC as a result of the water rising.
Unfortunately many of the caves are inaccessible though the ones that are accessible contain the largest amount of Pictish markings than all the caves in Britain put together. A good reason why these caves need to be protected.