Fife Coast Path Short Break

A scenic walk along the central section of the Fife Coast Path from Leven to St Andrews.

4 nights
33 miles
Moderate

From £345 per person

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About this route

Setting off from the seaside town of Leven, this short break explores the beautiful East Neuk fishing villages that dot the coastline of Fife along this central section of the Fife Coast Path. All the best parts of the full-length trail are here, with long walks along sandy beaches and the occasional assent to clifftop paths, where you’ll find staggering views out to sea.

This walk draws to its conclusion in St Andrews, where you can visit a ruined 12th century castle, the famous golf club, or the towering remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, making this an excellent place in which to celebrate the completion of your walk.

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Fife Coast Path Short Break map
Leven to St Andrews
33 miles (53 km)
21st March to 31st October

Holiday Highlights

Breathing in the fresh sea air, surrounded by the beautiful coastal scenery.

Wandering right through Fife’s heritage of sea-fishing, which still thrives in East Neuk’s fishing villages.

Visiting the historical landmarks of Lady’s Tower, a 16th-century dovecote, Newark Castle, St Monans Windmill, and the museum at Crail.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
FCPSB From Leven to St Andrews 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£345

Fife Coastal Path Short Break 4 nights, 3 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Leven where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Leven to Elie. 9 miles (14.5km)

Day 2

Elie to Crail. 12 miles (19km)

Day 3

Crail to St Andrews. 12 miles (19km)

Finish

Depart from St Andrews after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person 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, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

If you would like to experience more of the sights and sounds of the Fife Coastal Path, consider taking an extra night, so that you have more time to spend exploring.
The town of St Andrews, home to the third oldest university in the English speaking world and also the home of golf, is a wonderful place to spend an extra night. There are the ruins of St Andrews Castle, atop the cliffs, a range of shops and the beautiful buildings of the university to explore.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 33 miles (52.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Code: FCPSB Grade: Moderate
Season: 21st March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Leven
End of holiday: St Andrews

Route Profile

Fife Coastal Path Short Break Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:


By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Edinburgh, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (Leven) are either Markinch (about 10 miles away) or Kirkcaldy (about 15.5 miles away). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (St Andrews) is at Leuchars (about 5.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Leven and from St Andrews.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Markinch. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Leven.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch the bus from St Andrews to Leven.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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