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Fife Coastal Path Short Break

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  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the ‘Kingdom of Fifes Coastal Communities
  • Tuck into an award winning fish supper at Anstruther Harbour
  • Breath in the sea air and look for basking seals and dolphins as you walk along the coast
  • Search for wild flowers and walk along sandy beaches on your journey
The Fife Coastal Path Short Break is the perfect way to discover the wild and spectacular natural landscape of the East Coast. The hike will take you past many of Fifes coastal communities as well as passing the historic Wemyss caves and many castle ruins. Averaging at 10 miles per day this hike is suited to regular walkers and is the perfect introduction to long distance hikers. Your journey starts in Kirkcaldy which can be easily reached from Edinburgh by train. Dysart follows where you can visit the Harbourmasters House with its wealth of information about the area. East Wymes follows where you can visit the famous pre-historic caves and Macduff Castle. From Leven to Elie you pass through golf courses and walk along the sandy beach at Shell Bay. Try an award winning fish supper in Anstruther harbour while listening to the seabirds as they soar above the waves. This hike really gives you a chance to explore Scotland's rich history while offering fantastic views from the coast. This short break features hand-picked overnight accommodation in high quality B&B’s, country inns, and guesthouses. Each is unique and offers the highest levels of welcome, atmosphere and outstanding local cuisine. We also include daily door to door baggage transfers, a detailed map and route notes and pre-departure information pack as well as emergency support, should you need it.
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What To Expect

If you are a fan of stunning sea views, delightful coastal villages and an abundance of wildlife, then the Fife Coastal Path Short Break could be just for you. The perfect introduction to long distance walking.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Families, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

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Grade & Terrain

This holiday is graded moderate overall with individual itineraries varying from easy to moderate through to moderate to strenuous. Daily walking distances vary between 10 - 18 miles. Some days will be more challenging than others and the terrain will be varied with some rough and rugged footpaths. There are ascents and descents involved so a good level of fitness will be required.

Navigation

The route is well way marked and easy to follow. We supply a detailed map and guidebook so you shouldn’t have any problem finding your way.

Accommodation Information

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. We specifically choose the hotels, inns, guesthouses and B&B’s to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food.

Single Rooms

This independent walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as all our holidays are priced per person based on two sharing there is a single supplement payable to cover the additional costs we incur.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.

Included
  • 4 Nights in hand-picked B&B's, guesthouses & small hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfer
  • A detailed information pack and access to maps and GPX tracks on the Macs Adventure smartphone app
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to the start / from the finish of the walk
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks & drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras
  • Additional nights

When To Go

This walking holiday is best enjoyed between March and October. You can start on any date that suits your travel plans and you will find up to date availability on our website. The Fife Coastal Path is very popular so it is best to book as far in advance as you are able to.

Getting to the Start

Kirkcaldy can be easily reached by train from Edinburgh (approx 30-40 mins).

Getting from the End

Crail doesn't have a train station but there are plenty of buses to the rest of Fife and beyond.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be collected from your accommodation each day and moved onto your overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kirkcaldy Day 2 Kirkcaldy to Leven 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 3 Leven to Elie 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 4 Elie to Crail 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Onward Travel

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