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Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path ~ 63 miles (101 km) ~ 5 days' walking

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On the Fife Coastal Path, you will experience dramatic cliffs and caves, rocky seashores, miles of sandy beaches, numerous lovely fishing villages with quaint harbours, ancient castles and stunning sea views across the Firth of Forth to the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, Bass Rock and the Isle of May. Why not add an additional day at the start of the walk to experience the capital city of Edinburgh? Take this opportunity to visit iconic sites like Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat, the perfect chance to see the best of what Scotland has too offer!

The area is a haven for wildlife, with basking seals and many varieties of seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, razorbills, guillemots, terns, oystercatchers and eider ducks.

The Coastal Path starts in North Queensferry, a small town on the north shore of the Forth Estuary, at the foot of the mighty Forth Bridge, which has been a prominent feature of the coastline since 1890. The route follows the coastline to end at the historic university town of St Andrews and is way-marked over a mixture of rough paths, sandy beaches, surfaced promenades and roadside footpaths, suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.

For those looking for a little more of a challenge, there’s the option to walk an extended route beginning in Kincardine-on-Forth and ending at Newburgh, which is a total of 117 miles (188km).

EasyWays’ Fife Coastal Path offers the best of coastline walking with overnights in beautiful locations including Elie and Crail where the influence of trading with the Netherlands in the 1700s is evident in the local architecture.

The destination town of St. Andrews is named after Scotland’s Patron Saint and is also known as the ‘Home of Golf’, boasting 7 golf courses including the Old Course, the most famous course in the World. However St Andrews has much more to offer than that, with miles of golden sandy beaches just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town centre. The University opened more than 500 years ago, is one of the oldest in Britain and houses a beautiful botanic garden with the ruins of the 12th century Cathedral Church of St. Andrew and the 13th century castle dominating a truly spectacular coastline.

EasyWays recommends an additional overnight in St Andrews in order to fully appreciate all the town has to offer.

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Fife Coastal Path ~ 63 miles (101 km) ~ 5 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £455 per person

Single supplement - on request


  • 6 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer to each stage - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

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It is possible to begin the walk by staying the 1st overnight in South Queensferry and walking across the Forth Road Bridge before beginning the first section of the Fife Coastal Path. There are many pretty fishing villages along the Fife Coastal Path, particularly in the East Neuk. The table below shows all the options for overnight accommodation, with the additional optional stages in brackets. So you can choose to walk further or shorter distances each day and complete the walk over more or fewer days. You can also choose different types of accommodation, for example upgrading to hotel accommodation at some stages. We do recommend that you stay an extra night in St Andrews, to explore all that this ancient city has to offer. It is possible to add a final section from St Andrews to Newport-on-Tay in addition to our Fixed Price walk. This section can be walked in the opposite direction by taking the morning public bus to Tayport and walking back to St Andrews. Or the walk distance can be reduced by 7.2 km / 4.5 miles by taking public transport to / from Guardbridge to avoid the busy roadside section of the route. Simply use the Comments Box on the Enquiry Form to explain your preferences. We will confirm the exact price before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose.

Stages and Distances
(Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
North Queensferry
8 miles - 13 km
4 miles - 6 km
3 miles - 5 km
5 miles - 8 km
10 miles - 16 km
10 miles - 16 km
6 miles - 10 km
5 miles - 8 km
14 miles - 22.5 km
St. Andrews
(18.5 miles - 29 km)


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