Fife Coastal Path

The Fife Coastal Path is a journey of discovery. Designated by Scottish Natural Heritage as one of Scotland’s Great Trails the path is an absolute joy every step of the way as it stretches 81 miles from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north.

The path begins at North Queensferry with spectacular views of the estuary, the iconic Forth Bridges and the Edinburgh skyline. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the terrain is fascinating with evidence of lava flows and limestone strata containing marine fossils. Dysart Harbour and the Harbourmaster’s House are highlights as you make your way through the 7th century Royal Burgh. Cultural heritage, historic monuments, quaint villages, valued nature reserves, volcanic plugs and Fife’s only working fishing harbour are just some of the gems decorating the path as you continue to St Andrews and your journey’s end at Newport-on-Tay.

Clifftop walking, woodland, abandoned railway and of course gorgeous grassy paths through golden sand dunes, combine to deliver an incredible walking experience as you travel through the Kingdom of Fife. Always charming, at times challenging, the Fife Coastal Path and the warm Scottish welcome of its hosts, will remain long in the memory of the walker.

Our Holidays

We offer 5 itineraries over 3 holidays on the Fife Coastal Path. Of those, 2 cover the whole route from North Queensferry in the south to Newport-on-Tay in the north. Choose from 5 or 6 days walking depending on how far you want to walk each day.

Our 3 shorter itineraries each end at St Andrews. We have a 4 day walk beginning at Burntisland as well as 3 and 4 day walks beginning further along the coast at Leven. Each of these shorter routes enjoy a similar mix of terrain as experienced over the full route.

The Whole Fife Coastal Path

North Queensferry to Newport-on-Tay 81 miles/130 km

We offer 2 itineraries covering the whole of the route. The longer the itinerary, the shorter the distance that you have to walk each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
FC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 16 miles/26 km $815 - $986 Full Info Book
FC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 14 miles/23 km $1022 - $1227 Full Info Book

Fife Coastal Path Highlights: Burntisland to St Andrews

Burntisland to St Andrews 51 miles/82 km

This is the longer of our 2 highlights holidays. After a long first day from Burntisland to Leven the remaining days are shorter.

Code Length Average per day Price range
FCB5 4 days walking (5 nights) 13 miles/21 km $774 - $911 Full Info Book

Fife Coastal Path Highlights: Leven to St Andrews

Leven to St Andrews 34 miles/55 km

This is the shorter of our 2 highlights holidays. Again ending in St Andrews but avoiding the long first day from Burntisland.

Code Length Average per day Price range
FCL4 3 days walking (4 nights) 11 miles/18 km $629 - $731 Full Info Book
FCL5 4 days walking (5 nights) 9 miles/14 km $774 - $911 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Our first long distance walk and we really felt we were well guided by your information and so well looked after I would most highly recommend you. We had every confidence you had chosen the best accommodations available and everyone was so friendly & welcoming.  We would have no hesitation in using Mickledore again most impressed with everything Thank you

Coast to Coast, May 2021
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Mickledore clearly used their knowledge to book good accommodation often of great character and at good locations following the day’s walk. No complaints whatsoever especially following all the covid difficulties.

Coast to Coast, May 2021
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All your communication and guidance was top notch, especially with all the Covid cancellations, postponements, and alterations. Your behind-the-scenes hard work really paid off, as from the front-end, it all worked seamlessly

Cumbria Way, May 2021
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