Fife Coastal Path
King James VI of Scotland described Fife as a 'beggar's mantle fringed with gold' - the golden fringe being the coast and its chain of little ports with their thriving fishing fleets and rich trading links with the Low Countries. The Fife Coastal Path explores a large part of Fife's coastline from the Firth of Forth in the south to the Firth of Tay in the north. It is an area of low cliffs, rocky bays, grass-tufted dunes, long sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. All along the coast are abundant reminders of Scotland's rich history - caves with prehistoric paintings, castles, tollbooths, 'doocots', chapels, churches, watch houses, harbours, pilgrims caves, red-roofed 'little houses' and world famous golf courses.
Highlights of the trail include the charming East Neuk fishing villages with their tiny harbours surrounded by piles of lobster creels and whitewashed cottages with pan-tiled roofs and crow-stepped gables; the views from the Binn, Largo Law and Kincraig Hill; the home of Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'; the monument where Alexander III was thrown from his horse and killed, an event that completely changed the course of Scottish history; the finest Romanesque church in Scotland at Leuchars; and St Andrews, a beautiful little town with an ancient university, a ruined 12th century castle, the impressive ruins of the largest cathedral in Scotland and the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the game's governing body.
The Fife coast is a haven for wildlife. Grey seals bask on the rocks and the offshore islands and cliffs are home to thousands of seabirds including puffins, terns, fulmars and gannets.
- Tracing the changing landscapes from the industrial South, through delightful fishing villages and along sandy beaches to the rural North.
- Admiring the views from the Rock and Spindle formations and back to the beautiful medieval city of St Andrews.
- Exploring the fantastic history, visiting a chain of castles, including Aberdour Castle, Macduff’s Castle, St Andrews Castle and Wmyss Castle.
- Spotting a variety of wildlife along the undulating coastline, including seals, dolphins, cormorants and gannets.
|Total Distance||79 miles (126 km)|
|Start and Finish||North Queensferry to Newport-on-Tay|
|Availability||2nd January to 24th December|
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|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|FCP1||6 nights, 5 days walking||£440 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|FCP2||7 nights, 6 days walking||£515 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|FCP3||8 nights, 7 days walking||£585 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|FCP4||9 nights, 8 days walking||£660 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£30 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£18 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
The price that you pay includes:
- accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
- door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
- maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.