Outline Of The Area
In the central area between Cupar and Falkland lies the 4 mile wide, flat, fertile drainage plain of the river Eden called the "Howe of Fife". The Howe of Fife is bounded by rolling hills to the north and south and by the prominent, heather covered, Lomond Hills to the west. The higher of the two Lomond peaks is 1713 ft.
North East Fife has a relatively dry and sunny climate compared to many other areas of Britain. June averages 188 hours of sunshine and the area has an annual average rainfall of 25ins.. Daily temperatures range from 11C in April, to 18C and above in July but the weather can vary from day to day. Winter temperatures can be below zero with frost and snow.
Cupar is the largest town in the area on the map shown below with a population of around 7,500.
There is no heavy industry in the area which is predominantly agricultural with mixed farms growing wheat, barley, oil seed rape, potatoes, vegetables and soft fruits mainly raspberries and strawberries. Cattle and sheep farming is also widespread. Light industry is located in small pockets throughout the towns and villages. There is a flourishing, long established oats processing plant outside Cupar. Sand and gravel extraction takes place near Ladybank.
Map of the Area
The map covers a distance across of approximately 21 miles.
Relative to Cupar, the city of Dundee is 12 miles to the North across the river Tay while the city of Edinburgh is 40 miles to the south across the river Forth. St. Andrews is on the coast 9 miles to the East.
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