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Sea, beach, land graphicFife Coastal Path


185 km / 115 miles
The extended Fife Coast Path keeps mainly to the shore between the Kincardine Bridge and Newburgh. It includes numerous castles, fishing villages, remarkable rock formations, caves and long sandy beaches. The coast is a haven for bird life and flora. Apart from the exposed but optional Elie Chainwalk, carved steps with chains, at Kincraig Point, the walking is easy, though times of high tide are best avoided in some places as the walk uses the foreshore.


Waymark: Sea, beach, land graphic
Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Sea, beach, land graphic
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Average Gradients
Start: NS928872 - Kincardine Bridge, Fife View on StreetMap
Finish: NO235186 - Newburgh, Fife View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Fife Coastal Path Scotland's Great Trails Walk Highlands - Scotland's Long Distance Walking Routes Annierak - Fife Coastal Path [blog] Fife Council - Elie Chain Walk Camino Adventures - Guide to Walking the Fife Coastal Path [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Fife Coastal Path  (Rucksack Readers  - 2022 )
Guidebook Exploring the Fife Coastal Path: A Companion Guide  (Birlinn  - 2021 )
Guidebook Fife Coastal Path  (Fife Coast and Countryside Trust  - 2012 )
E-Book Fife Coastal Path  (Amazon Media Group )
Guidebook Fife Coast Path  (Mike Salter  - 2008 )
Certificate Fife Coastal Path Completion Certificate  (Fife Coast and Countryside Trust )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 53, 54, 58, 59, 65, 66
OS Landranger Active 53, 54, 58, 59, 65, 66
OS Explorer 349, 350, 366, 367, 370, 371, 380
OS Explorer Active 349, 350, 366, 367, 370, 371, 380
Other Paper Maps:
Fife Coastal Path: Map & Guide (Footprint Maps - 2019)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Fife Coastal Path Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Great British Walks Limited)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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98 km
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129 km

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Route Profile:

183.7 km (114.1 miles)
2,431 m (7,976 ft) ascent
246 m (807 ft)  maximum height

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