Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

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 on the Fife Coastal Path 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. The Fife Coastal Path 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
Difficulty
Distance 18.8 km
Duration 4:55 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 ...

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Burntisland to Kirkcaldy
Difficulty
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 2:42 h
Ascent 29 m
Descent 31 m

From Pettycur Bay in Kinghorn you follow the path up to Kircaldy through areas of volcanic activity from over 300 million years ago.

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Kirkcaldy to Leven
Difficulty
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 4:19 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 ...

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Leven to Elie
Difficulty
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 3:36 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. 

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Elie to Anstruther
Difficulty
Distance 10.2 km
Duration 2:36 h
Ascent 12 m
Descent 20 m

This section of the path crosses through the classic villages of Fife's East Neuk, interspersed with more scenic coatal walking. 

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Anstruther to Crail
Difficulty
Distance 7.1 km
Duration 1:49 h
Ascent 28 m
Descent 6 m

Leave the touristy streets of Anstruther behind and push up the coast toward Fife Ness. 

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
Crail to St Andrews
Difficulty
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 5:50 h
Ascent 38 m
Descent 61 m

You'll walk a variety of paths as you turn the headland on the most remote section of the Fife Coastal Path. 

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
St Andrews to Newport-on-Tay
Difficulty
Distance 29.7 km
Duration 7:24 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. 

from Taylor St John,   Macs Adventure