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Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

by: Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry
The Fife Coastal Path runs around the coastline of eastern Scotland for 117 miles (187 km) from Kincardine on the Forth to Newburgh on the Tay. Starting west of the magnificent Forth bridges, the route heads through former mining towns towards the villages of Fife's East Neuk (corner), with their rich tradition of smuggling and fishing. After rounding Fife Ness, the route follows the coastline north-west to St Andrews, former religious centre of Scotland and golf capital of the world.

Fife has long played an important part in Scottish history and the route passes many castles, towers and churches. Enjoy splendid views along the coast and over the Firths of Forth and Tay, with great chances to sight seabirds, seals and dolphins. The villages have welcoming pubs, famous fish-and-chip shops and good B&Bs. Transport by train and bus makes for easy access throughout.

This guidebook contains everything you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on foot.
Details of each section showing distance, side-trips and food and drink stops.
Background on geology, history and wildlife.
Planning information for travel by bus, train or car.
Lavishly illustrated, with 100 colour photographs.
Sixteen pages of detailed full colour mapping at 1:45,000 scale
Rucksack-friendly format, and printed on rainproof paper.

The book is arranged in nine day-walk sections as shown below:
Kincardine to North Queensferry - 16.8 miles
North Queensferry to Burntisland - 11.8 miles
Burntisland to Leven - 16.5 miles
Leven to Elie - 9.6 miles
Elie to Crail - 11 miles
Crail to St Andrews - 13.3 miles
St Andrews to Leuchars - 6.6 miles
Leuchars to Newport - 12.6 miles
Newport to Newburgh - 18.3 miles
(An alternative 10-day itinerary is also included in the book)

ISBN 9781898481713 Pages 80 (2015) 135mm x 220mm spiral bound


Price: 12.50

Fife Coastal Path Footprint Map

Fife Coastal Path Footprint Map

Footprint map
The Fife Coastal Path runs between the imposing Forth Bridge in the south and the Tay Bridge in the north. It is approximately 81 miles (135km) long. Along the route, you will pass through wild and spectacular natural landscapes, home to a wide variety of wildlife. You will also see the history of Fife's coastal communities as well as its agricultural and industrial heritage, past and present.

Whether you want to walk the whole route with all the challenges it presents or simply do a short section, this map will help you on your way. The route is also way-marked to make route finding simple. The path shown on the map is graded, so you will know what to expect: green for easy made-up paths over level terrain; blue for unmade paths and rough terrain; and red for sections which may be tidal and remote and rough. The route is marked in miles from North Queensferry.
The map is laid out in seven sections. It can be refolded to show a particular part of the route. Printed on waterproof paper, it stays legible even when wet and can be dried and re-used. A plastic sleeve gives further protection.

ISBN 9781871149838 (2015) 120mm x 210mm (folded)


Price: 6.95