Hiker along the coast in Scotland
Fisher's village on the hiking tour in Scotland
Coastal view with boats in Scotland

Coastal hike in Scotland

The Kingdom of Fife.

The Kingdom of Fife can look back on moving history. Picts and Scots fought here for supremacy and fought together against invasions of Viking tribes from Denmark. At the same time, the sea was the livelihood of the fishermen 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. The Fife Coastal Path takes you along this historic coast. Picturesque castle ruins, lively fishing villages and pristine sandy beaches make this long-distance trail one of the most beautiful in Scotland.

Walking
Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Discover the small fishing villages and docks of the region for the first time on this Scottish coastline classic. Impressive are the views of the picturesque sandy beaches. After a walk through the small fishing village of Elie you hike to St. Monans.

ca. 5 Stunden
20 km
150 m
150 m

Like a huge iceberg, the Isle of May towers over the horizon and accompanies you during the hikes on the first days. The island is a true natural paradise and the perfect place to watch seals, puffins and many other animals. From Anstruther you can reach the island and have the possibility of a short circular walk there.

ca. 2 Stunden
4 km
140 m
140 m

A beautiful fishing village joins this hiking section to the next. Idyllic presents the streets of the village Pittenweem, colorful and lively the harbor of Anstruther. Here you can expect the best fish and chips far and wide! On promising paths, it goes on to Crail.

ca. 3 bis 4 Stunden
13 km
90 m
90 m

A bird sanctuary awaits you shortly after Crail. The hike continues past some golf courses to the wildest section of the Fife Coastal Path. This leads you through sparsely populated area to a pristine coastal landscape. From a distance greet the ruins of the cathedral and point you in the last few kilometers the way to the golf and university town of St. Andrews.

ca. 6 bis 7 Stunden
22 km
190 m
190 m

Bus trip to Leuchars and hike through the nature reserve of Tentsmuir. You will cross a picturesque forest on your way to one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland. Continue on cozy forest trails to the port of Tayport. From there you can take the bus back to St. Andrews.

ca. 5 Stunden
18 km
100 m
100 m

Tour character

You occasionally walk on asphalt roads around the villages. Otherwise the hikes 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.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
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Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
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Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
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Coastal hike in Scotland, UK-SOWLS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
759.00
159.00
789.00
159.00
829.00
159.00

lovely 3*-hotels and B&B`s

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Leven
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St. Andrews
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49.00
74.00
115.00
154.00
49.00
74.00
115.00
154.00
49.00
74.00
115.00
154.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Boat cruises Antsruther – Isle of May - Anstruther
  • Carefully elaborated route description

 

  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Edinburgh, by bus into the center and from there by bus in approx. 2 hours to Leven.
  • Return journey from St. Andrews to Edinburgh by bus, approx. 2.5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fares Tayport – St. Andrews, approx. EUR 11 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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