Sandy and Susan’s Walks on the Fife Coastal Path
Walking Fife: time for a summary of our Fife Coastal Path walks. This will mean you have an easy guide to find the different walks which we’ve completed over the years. We’ve walked in different seasons and have taken walks of varying lengths. The sections we refer to are those in the Footprint Maps of the Fife Coastal Path. This is a handy map available from our website see below. It’s the guide we’ve used throughout our walks. If you want to do some preparation for the walk we have two other recommendations for you see below.
The path is generally well marked and if you’re walking from Kincardine to Newburgh, the direction will be found by keeping the water to your right!
Section 1 Kincardine to Limekilns – 11 miles or 17.5 km
Section 2 Limekilns to Burntisland – 17 miles or 27.4 km
Section 3 Burntisland to Buckhaven – 14 miles or 22.5 km
Section 4 Buckhaven to Elie – 13 miles or 20.9 km
Section 5 Elie to Cambo Sands – 16 miles or 25.8 km
Elie – Anstruther (7 miles)
Anstruther – Cambo (11 miles)
Section 6 Cambo Sands to Leuchars – 14 miles or 22.5 km
Leuchars – St Andrews (6 miles) – walked the ‘wrong way’ for this bit as the Open Golf Championship was on.
Section 7 Leuchars to Wormit Bay – 16 miles or 25.8 km
Tayport to Balmerino (7 miles)
Section 8 Wormit Bay to Newburgh – 15 miles or 24.1 km
A shorter walk: Balmerino to Newburgh (around 11 miles)
We hope that you’ll enjoy walking the Fife Coastal Path and that our musings and write-ups have been helpful when walking Fife and planning your trips too. Sandcastle Cottage in Crail is ideally placed for those who wish to complete the central sections of the Fife Coastal Path, and particularly if you wish to make use of the Stagecoach Service 95 bus which runs from Leven to St Andrews, covering sections 4 – 6 of the Fife Coastal Path. If you’d like to book a stay at Sandcastle Cottage, just put your preferred dates into our “Book Now” box to see when the cottage is available.
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Preparation for the Walk
Here are some essential guides you will need for the walk. We found all three very useful. Click on the images which will take you to Amazon where you can make your purchase. I receive a small commision which allows me to maintain this site.