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Outline of pilgrim with path nameFife Pilgrim Way

113 km / 70 miles

Starting at Culross and North Queensferry, the 70 mile path takes in spectacular views of the Highlands, the Coast, Forth and Tay Estuaries and the Lomond Hills. It passes medieval landmarks, industrial landscapes and historic picturesque villages on its way to St. Andrews.

The route uses Fifeís existing network of rights of way, paths and tracks to offer varied opportunities for a long distance, multi-day route supplemented by shorter walks and circular routes.

Work to improve the existing network of paths and construct new sections is now underway and is expected to be complete by 2018.

Following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, the route is varied and passes historic sites, including the Forth Bridges, Inverkeithing Hospitium, Dunfermline Abbey and St. Andrewís Cathedral, as well as lesser known heritage features such as St. Drostanís Church Tower, Markinch, the ancient Waterless Way, Ceres and St. Finglassinís Well, Kinglassie.


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Average Gradients; Pilgrimage; Religious
NS988862 - Culross Abbey, Fife
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NO515166 - St Andrews, Fife
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Route Profile:

113.3 Km (70.4 miles)
1,546 m (5,072 ft) ascent
236 m (774 ft)  maximum height