Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

A walk from North Queensferry to Newport-on-Tay along the golden coastline of Fife.

4 to 10 nights
35-83 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £570 per person

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About the trail

Enjoy an engaging hike through changing landscapes from Fife’s industrial south to the rural north. The Fife Coastal Path explores an area of low cliffs and rocky bays, grass-tufted dunes and picturesque fishing villages. Glimpse grey seals basking on the rocks just off the shore, and count the abundant reminders of Scotland’s rich history, including the caves with prehistoric paintings, the castles and the old watch houses, to name but a few.

Between the many thriving little ports along the trail, the path explores a large part of Fife’s coastline, with plenty of beachside walking and scenic views over historic ruins to enjoy.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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  • Fife Coastal Path
  • Fife Coastal Path Short Break

About this route

4 to 5 nights
35 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate
2nd January to 24th December

From £570 per person

Fife Coastal Path Short Break

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 Coastal 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.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
FCPSB1 From Leven(L) to St Andrews 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £570
FCPSB2 From Leven(L) to St Andrews 5 nights, 4 days walking Easy / Moderate £710

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
FCPSB1 From Leven(L) to St Andrews 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate £570
FCPSB2 From Leven(L) to St Andrews 5 nights, 4 days walking Easy / Moderate £710

Customer reviews from the Fife Coastal Path Short Break

“We loved our trip! Thank you for the wonderful planning and communication.”
Ms Glassman, USA
“Went extremely smoothly from start to finish. All lovely places to stay.”
Mrs Mullen, UK
“We enjoyed our holiday very much, and we got lucky with the weather all the way as well . The accommodations we stayed at were absolutely great. I have already recommended this and other holidays from Contours Holidays to several friends. Yes, I’m sure I will book another holiday from you in the future. I already had the pleasure of walking the West Highland Way with you a few years ago.”
Mr Opedal, Norway
“Hello, we’ve had a great holiday, thank you so much. We managed to miss the rain as well, which was extra lucky. The person who took us to/ from the accommodation locations was very friendly and helpful too. Thank you!”
Mrs Hoy, UK
“It was an excellent decision to book such a holiday! Great experience! I’ve already recommended this holiday to others.”
Mr Ofir, Israel
“The scenery was spectacular. All our B&B hosts were so welcoming and helpful.”
Miss Hardman, Canada
“Overall - a FABULOUS holiday. We will return & thank you.”
Mrs Cameron, UK
“We fully enjoyed our Scotland Fife hike.”
Mr Parillo, USA
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