Fife Coastal Path - 7 Days & 6 Nights

The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Road Bridge in the South to the Tay Road Bridge in the North. It’s 81 mile coastal walk passes through wild and spectacular scenery passing quaint fishing villages and long sandy beaches. Historic castles and caves, an abundance of wildlife and fresh local cuisine make this walk a real Scottish adventure. Your journey starts at the Waterloo Well in North Queensferry and winds round the coast past the charming fishing villages of the East Neuk and well-known St Andrews. This long-distance trail really gives you a chance to explore Scotland's rich history while offering fantastic views from the coast.

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
North Queensferry to Burntisland
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.8 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 91 m
Descent 94 m

Start the trail near the base of the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you head northward and then east along the Firth of Forth and ...

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Burntisland to Leven
Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.9 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 99 m
Descent 93 m

Continue on up this fascinating coastline where you may spot marine fossils and into the town of Leven. 

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Leven to Anstruther
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.6 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 93 m
Descent 93 m

Along the coast from Leven to Anstruther via the fishing village of Elie, St Monan's windmill and the quaint harbour of Pittenweem.

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Anstruther to St Andrews
Difficulty moderate
Distance 29.7 km
Duration 8:15 h
Ascent 114 m
Descent 85 m

Hug the coastline once more to Crail where you head inland for a while passing through fields then back to the stunning coastline.

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Hiking route · Scotland
Elie Chainwalk (Optional)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 1.4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 25 m
Descent 5 m

An optional walk to add to your day, challenge yourself and have some fun. Below the main path, along the cliff, chains have been installed back in ...

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
St Andrews to Newport-on-Tay
Difficulty difficult
Distance 29.7 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 34 m
Descent 38 m

Trade the bustling charm of St Andrews for a varied walk across paved paths, grassy fields and woodland, finishing along the Firth of Tay. 

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