Fife Coastal Path Short Break

This short break itinerary takes in almost 30 miles of the Fife Coastal Path trail over 3 days of walking some of the most scenic coastal sections of the route. Explore dramatic coastal scenery and stroll along sandy beaches, as well as looking out for castles, historic caves, and sampling an abundance of fresh local seafood. Wander the beaches at Kinghorn, visit the famous pre-historic caves of East Weymss and follow this spectacular coastline punctuated by lighthouses, golf courses and quaint fishing villages as you make your way north to the harbour village of Crail. This short break is the perfect way to discover the delights of Scotland's east coast; from award-winning fish suppers by the harbour in Anstruther to the wildife and beautiful landscapes of this rugged coastline.

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Kirkcaldy to Leven
Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 40 m
Descent 42 m

Move away from the busy hub of Kirkcaldy and onto a mix of beachside and wooded paths for most of this short stretch. As you enter Leven, your ...

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Leven to Elie
Difficulty easy
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 74 m
Descent 47 m

Enjoy classic seaside walking - from beachside to coastal cliffs - and views to match on this engaging section of the Fife Coastal Path. 

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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
Elie to Crail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 34 m
Descent 20 m

Hike north through St Monan's, past the quaint fishing harbour of Pittenweem to the lovely village of Crail. 

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