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Hiking trail

Burntisland to Kirkcaldy

Hiking trail · Fife
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  • Sunrise over the Sea near Burntisland
    / Sunrise over the Sea near Burntisland
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From Pettycur Bay in Kinghorn you follow the path up to Kircaldy through areas of volcanic activity from over 300 million years ago.

10.4 km
2:42 h
29 m
31 m

On this short section of the Fife Coastal Path, you can see limestone containing marine fossils as well as basking seals on the rocks if you are lucky.  Enjoy a stretch of beach walking before you join the road for a short bit into Kirkcaldy, nicknamed Lang Toun for its historically long main street. 

Highest point
27 m
Lowest point
-1 m

Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSFCP1

WSSFCP2

 

WSSFCP3

Start

Burntisland (12 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.059835, -3.230663
UTM
30V 485636 6212763

Destination

Kirkcaldy

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
10.4 km
Duration
2:42h
Ascent
29 m
Descent
31 m

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