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. It passes the magnificent Forth bridges, goes through former mining towns and Fife’s East Neuk (corner), with its rich tradition of smuggling and fishing. Beyond Fife Ness, the route continues along rugged coastline through St Andrews, former religious centre of Scotland and golf capital of the world.
The route passes many castles, towers and churches. There are 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.
The guidebook contains everything you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on foot, or on a bike where cycling is appropriate, and contains 2018 route updates:
• detailed directions for each section, walked anticlockwise from Kincardine
• summaries showing distance, side-trips and food/drink stops
• background on history, landscapes and wildlife
• planning information for travel by bus, train, car and plane
• lavishly illustrated, with 100 colour photographs
• includes 16 pages of mapping at 1:45,000.