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Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path is a Scottish long distance footpath that runs from Kincardine to Newburgh along the coastline of Fife and was created in 2002. It was extended in 2011 with a new section running from Kincardine to North Queensferry, then again in 2012 from Newburgh to Tayport.
The path, which usually takes between one week and 10 days to walk in full, stretching for 117 miles from the Firth of Forth in the south, to the Firth of Tay in the north, the route offers an unrivaled walking experience, being a mix of Archaeology & Geology, Architecture, Beaches, Culture, History, Industry, and Wildlife.
From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St.Andrews to the former coal mining towns of central Fife. The small fishing villages of the East Neuk to the bustling industrial areas of the west, rugged cliffs, award-winning beaches, internationally important estuaries, and wildlife reserves, walking the Fife Coastal Path is an experience not to be missed. Places of historic interest along the route include Aberdour Castle, Macduff’s Castle near East Wemyss, Wemyss Castle, and Pitmilly, a former estate associated with the Moneypenny family. On the southern bank of the river Tay between the historic rail bridge, scene of one of the greatest rail disasters in Britain and the 1960s road bridge, lies the historic town of Newport.