Highlights of the Fife Coastal Path

Walk the most scenic sections of the coastal path on this 'Highlights' itinerary from Burntisland to St Andrews, passing through charming fishing villages en route. This almost 50 mile itinerary takes in dramatic coastal scenery and long sandy beaches, as well as historic castles, caves, and an abundance of fresh local seafood. Stroll along the beaches at Kinghorn, visit the famous pre-historic caves of East Weymss and enjoy this spectacular coastline punctuated by lighthouses, iconic golf courses and quaint fishing villages as you make your way north to St Andrews

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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 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 · 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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Crail to St Andrews
Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.3 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 108 m
Descent 130 m

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

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