Fisher's village on the hiking tour in Scotland
Hiker along the coast in Scotland
Coastal view on the hiking trail in Scotland
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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.

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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 your day finish.

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 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Leven
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 27.09.2021

daily
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

daily
Coastal hike in Scotland 7 days, UK-SOWLS-07X
Base price
839.00
895.00
Surcharge single room 159.00 159.00

Category: lovely 3***-hotels and B&B`s

Additional nights in Edinburgh on request

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021
daily
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
daily
Coastal hike in Scotland 7 days, UK-SOWLS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
839.00
159.00
895.00
159.00

Category: lovely 3***-hotels and B&B`s

Additional nights in Edinburgh on request

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Leven
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
St. Andrews
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59.00
74.00
105.00
140.00
59.00
74.00
105.00
140.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Leven
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021

daily
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

daily
Leven
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 74.00 74.00
St. Andrews
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 105.00 105.00
Extra night sgl/bb 140.00 140.00

Services and infos

Services

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
Infos

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 on day 6, approx. EUR 11 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Peter G. CH | 19.11.2019
Eine gelungene Wanderreise voller Highlights!
Die Wanderungen entlang der Küste Schottlands waren ein voller Genuss! Alles war bestens organisiert, Reiseunterlagen und Unterkünfte waren perfekt. Wir haben Dank Ihrer Organisation einen unvergesslichen Urlaub erlebt!
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Sehr geehrter Wandergast, vielen Dank für Ihr hervorragendes Reisefeedback! Wir freuen uns schon bald wieder von Ihen zu hören.

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