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 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 this small village in the bay off Edinburgh. From the Binn hill you can take a first look at the surrounding coastal landscape.

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.

ca. 6 Stunden
22 km
260 m
250 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.

ca. 5 Stunden
20 km
150 m
150 m

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.

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

ca. 6 bis 7 Stunden
22 km
190 m
190 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 to Dundee from the port of Tayport.

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
daily
Coastal hike in Scotland, UK-SOWBD-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
715,00
155,00
765,00
155,00

Category: 3*-hotels, B&B`s

Extra nights in Edinburgh on request

Season 1
Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Season 2
May 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Burntisland
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Dundee
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69,00
94,00
79,00
114,00
69,00
94,00
79,00
114,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description

 

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

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Edinburgh. By shuttlebus into the center and from the train station Edinburgh Waverley via train (www.nationalrail.com) in about 45 minutes to Burntisland.
  • Return train journey from Dundee to Edinburgh via train, approx. 1.5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Taxi from Buckhaven to Leven, approx. EUR 9 per way
  • Bus fares on day 2 and day 6, approx. EUR 11 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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