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Forth Shore

Forth Shore

Postby RiverSong » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:47 pm

Date walked: 01/05/2019

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The Fife Coastal Path

1. Kincardine to NQ 27km
Kincardine - Culross - Rosyth - NQ
Best to avoid Kincardine to Culross, and cycle rest of this section

2. NQ to Burntisland 18.5km
NQ - Inverkeithing - Dalgety Bay - Aberdour (Silversands) - Burntisland

NQ to Dalgety Bay 2/11/13
Views across the water to Dalmeny Estate
Toilets at Aberdour

3. Burntisland to East Wemyss 18.75km
Burntisland - Kirkcaldy - Dysart - West Wemyss - East Wemyss

Long seaside promenade at Kirkcaldy, closed when we got there!
Kinghorn cliffs - Kirkcaldy May 2014 (Burntisland - Kirkcaldy)
Kinghorn Cliffs (above Burntisland) give great views of the islands of the Forth - Inchmickery, Inchcolm, Cramond
Seafield Tower on approach to Kirkcaldy

4. East Wemyss to Lower Largo 11.5km
East Wemyss - Leven - Lundin Links - Lower Largo

Start at Wemyss caves, finish on the beach but in between is heavy industry and best avoided
Walked along Leven Beach in beautiful autumn sunshine Sep 2012

5. Lower Largo to St Monans 14km
Lower Largo - Elie - St Monans

Chain walk is at Kincraig Hill, before Elie
Very windy down on Elie Beach Sep 2012
Elie lies directly opposite North Berwick, lighthouse at Elie
There are toilets at Elie but they are not always open

6. St Monans - Pittenweem - Anstruther 5.75km

Windmill just outside St Monan's
St Fillan's Cave, Pittenweem, need to get key from the coffee shop

7. Anstruther to Crail 6.75km
Views to the Isle of May and the Bass Rock
Best to get bus to Crail then walk back to Anstruther, get chips at Anstruther Fish Bar
Crail Harbour, most photographed harbour in Scotland
Boat trips for the Isle of May leave from Anstruther

8. Crail to Kingbarns 9.5km
Remote area, tidal route, best to avoid altogether

9. Kingsbarns to St Andrews 13.5km
one way walk only, best just to do the Rock and Spindle walk from St Andrews
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