Fife Coastal Path
Our Marketing and Communications Assistant Steven shares his experience of walking a section of the Fife Coastal Path in his latest blog.
For the past couple of years, a friend and I have been talking about walking the entire Fife Coastal Path in small different stages. We decided last week to stop talking about doing it and just go and do it.
About the Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path is split up into eight different sections –
- Kincardine to Limekilns
- Limekilns to Burntisland
- Burntisland to Buckhaven
- Buckhaven to Elie
- Elie to Cambo Sands
- Cambo Sands to Leuchars
- Leuchars to Wormit Bay
- Wormit Bay to Newburgh
You can find all the information you need to plan your own walk at the link. There are many stunning places to visit on the Fife coast.
Section 1 – Kincardine to Limekilns
We decided to start from the beginning of the path and do the Kincardine to Limekilns. The Kincardine to Limekilns stretch of the coastal path is 11 miles long or 17.5km. The Fife Coastal Trust website estimates the walk to take around four and a half hours but we are pretty fast walkers and it took us 3 and a half hours to complete.
It was a cloudy start to the day but the sun was trying to sneak its way out. Can just imagine how beautiful the image below would be on a nice summer’s day.
As the morning went on it did start to brighten up.
We reached the historic village Culross where you get a little bit of a view of the Culross Palace.
Torry Bay Meadows and Torryburn were the next stops on the path. So very nice views as we sat and had lunch.
After lunch we set off again, making our way through Charlestown and then finally getting to Limekilns around 2pm after setting off around 10am.
Even though this part of the walk isn’t the most picturesque part of the Fife Coastal Path it is still an enjoyable walk and you still get to see some stunning scenery. It was tough on the legs and feet especially so if you do decide to do this then make sure you are prepared properly with the correct footwear. Despite it being hard on the body doing a walk like that really helped the mind. It was nice to get away from being indoors and on phones and laptops for a few hours and just enjoy the fresh air and surroundings.
We will hopefully do another section of the coastal path in the near future.|