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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.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Leven
Discover the small village in the bay off Edinburgh. You can get your first glimpse of the surrounding coastal landscape from the Binn hill.
Leven – Elie / St. Monans | approx. 20 km 5hrs | +150 m -145 m
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.
Excursion Isle of May approx. 4km 2hrs | +135 m -135 m
The Isle of May thrones like an iceberg on the horizon and accompanies hikers on their first days. The island is a true natural paradise and a perfect place to observe seals, puffins and other animals. From Anstruther you reach the island, where you have the possibility of a short circular walk.
Elie / St. Monans – Crail approx. 13 km 3-4hrs | +90 m -90m
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 7hrs | +185m -185 m
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.
Tentsmuir Loop approx. 18 km 5hrs | +100 m - 100 m
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 back to St Andrews from the port of Tayport.
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