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Scotland's Fife coast 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 1
The Kingdom of Fife can look back on moving history. The Picts and Scots competed here for supremacy and fought together against invasions of the Viking tribes from Denmark. At the same time, the sea was the livelihood of fisherman and innumerable villages are witness to the prosperity and to the traditions originating from fishing. Extensive parts of the coast are under conservation and the former kingdom of Fife appears largely untouched and wild.
You occasionally walk on asphalt roads around the villages. Otherwise the hike trails are largely on well-maintained and easy paths. There are almost no differences in altitude, but good physical condition is required for the long stages.
7 nights accommodation in 3* hotels and guest houses incl. breakfast
well prepared route guidance
elaborated travel documents
GPS Tracks available
Taxi from Buckhaven to Leven. Approx GBP 8- per ride
Buses on day 2 and day 6. Approx. GBP 10 per person
Departure any day from 1st April to 27th October 2019
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Burntisland
Discover the small village in the bay off Edinburgh. You can get your first glimpse of the surrounding coastal landscape from the Binn hill.
Burntisland – Leven | approx. 22 km +260 m -245 m, Length: approx. 6 hours
Countless ruins and old structures stand testimony to the long history of the Kingdom of Fife. You walk on long sandy beaches, visit the House of the Harbourmaster in Drysal and finally reach Buckhaven. Take the Taxi to Leven.
Leven – Elie / St. Monans | approx. 20 km +150 m -145 m, Length: approx. 5 hours
For the first time, discover the small fishing villages and harbours in this region with this classic hiking tour along the Scottish coast. The views of the picturesque sandy beaches just before Elie are wonderful. Comfortable walk to St. Monans.
Elie / St. Monans – Crail | approx. 13 km +90 m -90 m, Length: approx. 3 – 4 hours
One village follows the other in this section. The streets of the village of Pittenweem are idyllic, while the port of Anstruther is lively. You will find the best Fish & Chips here by far. Continue on scenic trails to Crail.
Crail – St. Andrews | approx. 22 km +185m -185 m, Length: approx. 6 – 7 hours
The wildest section of Fife Coastal Paths takes you through sparsely populated areas. The ruins of the cathedral greet you from afar and show you the way to the golf and university town of St. Andrews over the last few kilometres.
St. Andrews – Dundee | approx. 18 km +100 m - 100 m, Length: approx. 5 hours
Travel by bus to Leuchars and hike through the nature reserve of Tentsmuir. You cross an idyllic forest and reach one of the most beautiful beaches of Scotland. You can catch the bus to Dundee from the port of Tayport.
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