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Sea, beach, land graphicFife Coastal Path

185 km / 115 miles

The extended Fife Coast Path keeps mainly to the shore between the Kincardine Bridge and Newburgh. It includes numerous castles, fishing villages, remarkable rock formations, caves and long sandy beaches. The coast is a haven for bird life and flora. Apart from the exposed but optional Elie Chainwalk, carved steps with chains, at Kincraig Point, the walking is easy, though times of high tide are best avoided in some places as the walk uses the foreshore.


Path Type
Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Sea, beach, land graphic
Sea, beach, land graphic
Scotland's Great Trails; Average Gradients; Coastal
NS928872 - Kincardine Bridge, Fife
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NO235186 - Newburgh, Fife
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Fife Coastal Path (Rucksack Readers - 2018)
Fife Coastal Path (Fife Coast and Countryside Trust - 2012)
Fife Coastal Path (Amazon Media Group)
Fife Coast Path (Mike Salter - 2008)
Walkers' Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Coastal Path Completion Certificate (Fife Coast and Countryside Trust)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Other Paper Maps:
Fife Coastal Path: Map & Guide (Footprint Maps - 2012)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Fife Coastal Path Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walking Holiday Company)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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98 Km
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129 Km

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Route Profile:

183.7 Km (114.1 miles)
2,431 m (7,976 ft) ascent
246 m (807 ft)  maximum height