Fife Coastal Path

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 505.00 per person
> Start / Finish: North Queensferry / Newport-on-Tay
> Distance: 81 miles (130 km)
> Duration: 5 to 8 days according to choice
> Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

 

Fife Coastal Path Highlights

  • Explore the charming fishing villages of the East Neuk with their tiny harbours
  • Visit Lower Largo - the home of Alexander Selkirk and the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'
  • Take on the challenge of the spectacular Elie Chain Walk which hugs the sea from Elie village
  • Award winning fish suppers at Anstruther Harbour
  • Walk along miles of stunning sandy beaches and spot basking seals and dolphins
  • St Andrews, a beautiful little town with an ancient university, the impressive ruins of the largest cathedral in Scotland and the home of golf


The Fife Coastal Path begins close to the Forth Road Bridge and winds its way northwards around the golden coastline of Eastern Scotland arriving at its finish at the Firth of Tay.

This wonderful coastal path stretches 81 miles (130km) and offers commanding views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh, over to the Isle of May and then northerly to the Firth of Tay.

The route takes you past dramatic cliffs and bays, over grassy dunes, along miles of long sandy beaches and through the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Internationally important estuaries and an abundance of wildlife make this walk a real Scottish adventure.

All along the coast are wonderful sea views and reminders of Scotland's rich history – including pre-historic caves and castles. Towards the end of the walk arrive in the beautiful town of St Andrews with its ancient university and visit the world famous golf courses. Explore centuries of history in its beautiful ruined castle, cathedral remains and university buildings.