8 to 10 nights
82 mls (km)
Eastern Scotland
Easy to Moderate
Mar to Oct

Walking The Fife Coastal Path

  • Exploring characterful East Neuk fishing villages
  • Kincraig Hill – the place that inspired Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  • The medieval city of St Andrews
  • A range of incredible castles including Aberdour Castle, St Andrew’s Castle and Wemyss Castle
  • Spotting a wealth of wildlife including sea mammals and migratory birds
  • Visit offshore islands of Incholm and Isle of May
  • Picturesque harbours at St Monans and Pitenweem

Walking Holidays Made Simple with Celtic Trails

The official coastal walk runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north. Whether you’re keen to explore the historic town of St Andrews with its ancient university and fascinating 12th-century castle or trek up Kincraig Hill, book a walking holiday with Celtic Trails and take advantage of our expertise and experience.

From offering guidance on the best trails for experienced walkers to organising transfers for overseas clients, booking with us ensures a hassle free holiday. We have been organising walking holidays for the past 20 years and consider ourselves to be market leaders.

Call us today on 01291 689774 to book your expedition.

Fife Coastal Path walk map
Our Fife coastal path route take you from North Queensferry to St Andrews

Path Walkthrough

Low lying coastal areas meet rocky outcrop, nature reserve, forest and the inevitable odd tarmac path and pavement. The path takes in a succession of historic sites, running through wildlife conservation areas and long stretches of sand as well as rugged northern coast. The route is mainly low-lying, however poor weather conditions can make some sections more challenging.

The path out of North Queensferry meets quarry, beach and bay as well as patches of woodland along the route to Burntisland. Over tarmac through Kirkaldy to woodland and shoreline paths, Ravenscraig and Macduff Castle are along the way. As you navigate the clifftops over Kincraig point, your route narrows in on the fishing village between Leven, Elie and Crail. After leaving Loch Fife, the route crosses rugged coast before finishing at St. Andrews

Our Fife Coastal Path Itineraries

  • North Queensferry to SNewport-on-Tay
    Distance: 82 miles (131.5km)
    8 Nights, 7 Days
    from £1135 pp
    FCP1 ~ North Queensferry to SNewport-on-Tay ~ 8 / 7 classic
    Day 1:Arrive North Queensferry
    Day 2:North Queensferry to Burntisland11.8 miles/19km
    Day 3:Burntisland to Leven16.5 miles/26.6km
    Day 4:Leven to Elie9.6 miles/15.4km
    Day 5:Elie to Crail11 miles/17.7km
    Day 6:Crail to St Andrews13.3 miles/21.4km
    Day 7:St Andrews to Leuchars6.5 miles/10.5 km
    Day 8: Leuchars to Newport-on-Tay12.5 miles/20.1 km
    Day 9:Depart Dundee

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    What's Included:
    7 walking days
    8 nights
    8 breakfasts
    2024 Prices
    9 Nights, 8 Days
    from £1185 pp
    FCP2 ~ North Queensferry to SNewport-on-Tay ~ 9 / 8 classic
    Day 1:Arrive North Queensferry
    Day 2:North Queensferry to Aberdour8.2 miles/13.2km
    Day 3:Aberdour to Kirkcaldy9.5 miles/15.3km
    Day 4:Kirkcaldy to Leven10.6 miles/17.1km
    Day 5:Leven to Elie9.6 miles/15.4km
    Day 6:Elie to Crail 11 miles/17.7km
    Day 7:Crail to St Andrews13.3 miles/21.4km
    Day 8:St Andrews to Leuchars6.5 miles/10.5 km
    Day 9:Leuchars to Newport-on-Tay12.5 miles/20.1 km
    Day 10:Depart Dundee

    or ask us a question
    What's Included:
    8 walking days
    9 nights
    9 breakfasts
    2024 Prices
    10 Nights, 9 Days
    from £1365 pp
    FCP3 ~ North Queensferry to SNewport-on-Tay ~ 10 / 9 classic
    Day 1:Arrive North Queensferry
    Day 2:North Queensferry to Aberdour8.2 miles/13.2km
    Day 3:Aberdour to Kirkcaldy9.5 miles/15.3km
    Day 4:Kirkcaldy to Leven10.6 miles/17.1km
    Day 5:Leven to Elie9.6 miles/15.4km
    Day 6:Elie to Crail 11 miles/17.7km
    Day 7:Crail to Kingsbarns6.1 miles/9.8km
    Day 8:Kingsbarns to St Andrews7.2 miles/11.6km
    Day 9:St Andrews to Leuchars6.5 miles/10.5 km
    Day 10: Leuchars to Newport-on-Tay12.5 miles/20.1 km
    Day 11:Depart Dundee

    or ask us a question
    What's Included:
    9 walking days
    10 nights
    10 breakfasts
    2024 Prices
    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Fife Coastal Path holidays are available to walk March to October.

    Statistically, the best months to travel are May and September, winter walks will suit shorter distance journeys as the weather can be highly variable. That being said, bad weather can occur at any point of the year, the important thing is to be prepared. Remember to check the weather forecast and tidal data for whenever you plan to walk.

    Some walkers may be surpised at how remote sections of the Fife Coast Path are, particularly between Leven, Elie and Crail. Mobile phone receptions is not always guaranteed along this particular trail.

    By Air: Nearest airport is located in Edinburgh (regular bus/tram to Edinburgh City for transport connections)

    By Rail: Nearest railway stations are located in North Queensferry (20 minutes train journey from Edinburgh) and Leuchars for St Andrews

    By Bus: Bus stations are located in EdinburghLeuchars and St Andrews

    Bus journey from St. Andrew's to Leuchars is 11 minutes

    Frequent bus services along the Fife Coastal Path


    If you prefer to arrive by car, we can advise on car parking arrangements.

    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Fife Coastal Path Client Reviews

    4.6/5 based on 11 reviews
    This is the walk my late wife had planned as a solo retreat. My children and I took her on the walk as a final tribute to her, and a way to gain closure and peave with her passing. Thank you for your part in making that possible. We had fabulous service. Nathan was very flexible, personalized and accommodation in planning and arranging the holiday. This was a major milestone for me and my family. Very meaningful. Life-changing.
    - September 2022
    Celtic Trails are highly recommended - clearly committed to providing a good service. The service and information provided could hardly have been netter and made the walk a stress free and pleasant experience. We are tired but relaxed after a most enjoy
    - September 2022
    Excellent service - all ran very well. Walking in nature and the wonderful landscapes of your beautiful country makes me happy. My first long distance walking holiday - Cateran Trail, Rob Roy Trail, Great Glen Way next ...
    - March 2022
    Celtic Trails were well organised and no confusions with hotel / B&B booking. Very smooth. We like walking and this was a very good challenge. We looked forward to it and it didn't disappoint.
    - September 2021
    We enjoy walking and wanted a challenging, safe and organised holiday. This walk was a lovely easy starter. We loved it as it was interesting, environmental and healthy. Celtic Trails were accommodating, organised and listened to our needs and requests. This walk was excellent for our well-being and inspired us to do further walking holidays - Speyside Way and Offa's Dyke next.
    - August 2021
    Nikki was very attentive and efficient. I felt relaxed and refreshed after a week or so walking outdoors.
    - August 2019
    Celtic Trails were a positive way of doing a long-distance walk, where accommodation and luggage transfers were all arranged, leaving us to just enjoy the walking.
    - August 2019
    We are regular long-distance walkers. Fife was new to us. Length of walk suited the time and dates we had available. Stunning scenery, interesting villages, friendly locals, great time of year for wildlife and wonderful weather. Well maintained and signed path.
    - June 2019
    I most enjoyed the scenery, walking on beaches, the seals and the birch.
    - August 2018
    We want to thank you and others at Celtic Trails who made our recent holiday so delightful. We enjoyed all the B&B hosts we met, the weather co-operated, and we completed our walk with a sense of the beauty of the coastline and the excellence of the trail itself.
    - September 2017
    Spectacular scenery, kind hosts.
    - June 2017
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