Fife Coastal Path
Explore 118 miles of stunning coastline in the Kingdom of Fife.
The Fife Coastal Path stretches from Kincardine Bridge in the south to the Tay Bridge in the north.
Discover ancient castles such as Aberdour Castle, St Andrews Castle and Newark Castle, pretty fishing villages such as Pittenweem, Anstruther and Elie, stunning hidden beaches and popular beaches such as Aberdour Beach, Elie Beach and Burntisland Beach, war relics from the Second World War, forest paths filled with tall pines, harbours with colourful fishing boats and rugged cliffs and sea stacks. Spot wildlife as you pass several nature and wildlife reserves. Look out for grey seals, eider ducks and gannets, you may even spot a pod of dolphins!
You can complete it as one long distance route, perhaps taking a week and staying over in one of the many self catering cottages or hotel
along the route, or break it into smaller sections done on different days which I am doing.
Some sections are easy and don’t take
much effort, others are wild and test your nerve, but all are peaceful, tranquil and absolutely beautiful.
This is Scotland at it's finest.
Kincardine to North Queensferry
The first section includes highlights such as the Kincardine Bridge, the 17th century village of Culross, the naval town of Rosyth and the stunning Forth Bridges.
Length - 16.7 miles
Time - 6-8 hours
Kirkcaldy to East Wemyss
North Queensferry to Burntisland
Highlights of the second section include the smallest working lighthouse in the world in North Queensferry, Carlingnose Wildlife Reserve and the beautiful Aberdour Beach and Castle.
Length - 11.5 miles
Time - 5-7 hours
East Wemyss to Lower Largo
Burntisland to Kirkcaldy
Highlights of this section includes the beautiful beaches of Pettycur and Kinghorn, Seafield Tower, Ravenscraig Park and the offical Coastal Centre in Dysart
Length - 6.75 miles
Time - 3 hours
Lower Largo to St Monans