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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Craigrothie (NO377105)
To:  St Andrews (NO504165)
Distance:  9.2 miles (14.8 km)
Meets:  A916, B940, A915, A918, A91
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Route outline (key)
B939 Craigrothie - St Andrews

The B939 is a cross-country B-road in east Fife, leading to St Andrews.

Ceres to Craigrothie road

The route starts at a fork junction on the A916 on the southern edge of Craigrothie village and heads northeast along Ceres Road. Beyond the village, it runs along the edge of a small valley, slowly dropping down towards the Craigrothie Burn as it winds eastwards to reach Ceres. This pretty little village lies astride the Ceres Burn with many fine old houses and the Fife Folk Museum to explore from a large car park next to the bridge. St Andrews Road leads right through the village, and continues out into the fields on the far side, with the route now following the Ceres Burn downstream. The road crosses the Burn at Killhill, and then while the burn meanders off to the south, the road keeps straight on to re-cross the burn at the entrance to Pitscottie.

The B940 is crossed at a crossroads in the middle of Pitscottie, the B939 maintaining priority, but the village is soon passed as the road starts a winding climb past some woodland out of the valley of the Ceres Burn. Still heading north east, it reaches a summit of about 112m before dipping down into the wide shallow valley of the Kinness Burn. The descent is remarkably straight as it passes to the south of Strathkinness village rather than detouring north to pass through the village. After a series of long straights, passing through equally square cut fields, the last straight crosses the Kinness Burn. Soon after the route reaches the straggling outskirts of St Andrews, with a few scattered houses, then a cemetery before finally reaching a roundabout and the proper start of the urban area.

Strathkinness Low Road leads in past the University playing fields and on along Buchanan Gardens to a mini-roundabout where it bears left into Hepburn Gardens. This is another straight road which leads onto the slightly windier Argyle Street. Presently the road reaches the West Port mini-roundabout in the centre of town where it ends. According to some maps, all four directions here have different numbers. Ahead, through the gateway in the wall, is the A918, to the right is the A915 and to the left is either the A91 or the A915 (signs claim both).

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Craigrothie - St Andrews

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Ceres village from the West - Geograph - 89257.jpgCeres - Craigrothie road - Geograph - 1441138.jpgStrathkinness Low Road Milestone.jpgB939 east of Pitscottie.jpgB939 Milestone east of Pitscottie.jpg
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