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Coastal Path

The Fife Coastal Path offers a range of walks for walkers of all abilities. The routes are mainly flat, making them ideal for family walks, but never short of interest, and they include both circular routes and longer ones where leaving a second car at the end or catching a local bus back to the start can greatly extend how much you can cram into your day.

The best thing about the Coastal Path, though, is simply the variety of sights you can see along the way. From ruined castles to an abandoned salt works, from rock pools to fascinating rock structures and much, much more ... and this is definitely the best way to visit the fishing villages of the East Neuk. One of the best stretches lies between Pittenweem and Elie, with St Monance marking the half-way point. Another fine route runs between Crail and Anstruther. In time, the Fife Coastal Path will provide an unbroken route between the Forth and Tay Bridges, but at present there are still some gaps, most notably in the area around St Andrews, so you will have to drive towards the East Neuk to find a starting point.

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