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Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Newburgh - Newport on Tay


Postby jackiemac » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:55 pm

Date walked: 18/07/2012

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 25 km

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I really enjoy walking along the Fife Coastal Path. Thought I'd try the relatively new section from Newburgh to Newport-on-Tay a couple of days ago. I was disappointed as it's more of a woodland walk. For long periods, I couldn't see the coast after being directed inland just after leaving Newburgh. What really scunnered me though, was the flies. It wasn't until I reached Balmerino after walking for 3hrs 40 minutes that I could stop for something to eat because there were no flies next to the water.
I defo won't be walking that section again. On what was a good day as far as the weather goes (and a public holiday too), I never passed anyone between Newburgh & Balmerino so it would appear that others don't fancy it either. Some parts are fairly overgrown which again suggests it doesn't see much traffic. My favourite remains the stretch from Lower Largo to Anstruther although I've still to do Kincardine to Inverkeithing.
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Re: Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Postby RTC » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:18 pm

I've to do this section to finish the coastal path. I can't work out how to get back to the car by public transport starting at either point. Your advice on how you managed it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Postby jackiemac » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:36 am

I used the £7.50 Dayrider ticket to get 36 from Kingdom Centre in Glenrothes to Newburgh. At Newport, I caught the X54 back to G/R. Not sure if there's a direct link between Newburgh & Newport.
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Re: Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Postby RTC » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:08 am

jackiemac wrote:I used the £7.50 Dayrider ticket to get 36 from Kingdom Centre in Glenrothes to Newburgh. At Newport, I caught the X54 back to G/R. Not sure if there's a direct link between Newburgh & Newport.


Thanks. That looks like the best way for me to do it.
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Re: Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Postby kfrweaving » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:31 am

I used live in that area and quite often am back up there seeing my parents. Getting a direct bus to Newburgh from Newport or Wormit is impossible - unless they have changed the bus times, which is unlikely. Moffat & Williamson used to do a direct bus i'm sure. I'm afraid you have get connections elsewhere now. There are various walks in the area that are good. From the fields at the back of Wormit you can see across to St Andrews (on a clear day!) and sometimes when the Grampians have snow on them you can see these inbetween the Sidlaws. Getting an image of that at sunset is gorgeous! It isn't difficult to see half way down Fife as it is a pretty small region but full of great walks.
The East Neuk is lovely and well walked, but west of Newburgh paths are overgrown and are not as popular as other areas in Fife. It is a shame as the landscape around that area of the Tay is beautiful. There are some amazing sunsets and sunrises there. I admit i haven't done walks further west of Wormit for some years now as i usually have walked along to Tayport and sometimes across the bridge to Dundee. So must get more walks done next time i'm back up.
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Re: Newburgh - Newport on Tay

Postby kfrweaving » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:33 am

but must add that i haven't seen the Grampians with snow on them last time i was in Fife which was a few weeks ago. It is just a lovely sight seeing snow capped mountains inbetween the Sidlaws and with the river. It is a landscape that i miss.
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