Day Trip to a section of the Fife Coastal Path
on Sunday 15 May 2022

Map required is LandRanger 59 St Andrews, Kirkcaldy & Glenrothes,
but you can download the relevant map section below ....

This is now a past outing .. you can read about it soon!

General

This May day trip is to a section of the Fife Coastal Path .. walking from Lundin Links to St Monans, with the opportunity of visiting the RNLI direction post sponsored by the Club.

Arrangements to car share shall be made in advance of this trip, so please be sure to let me know if you intend to come along and whether you are willing to drive.

Outline plan

Leaving the Glasgow area around 8.30am it will take about 90 – 120 minutes to drive to St Monans. There is a car park off Hope Place (KY10 2AX) from where it is a short walk (7-8mins) to the bus stop on the A917 just east of the junction with Station Road. We will be catching the Stagecoach 95 bus at 10.33am from here to the start of the walk at Lundin Links .. the journey time is about 30 minutes.

From the bus stop at Lundin Links we'll head down to the shore to pick up the Fife Coastal Path eastwards, heading first to Lower Largo. As we pass the campsite at Shell Bay there is a choice of routes ....

For those wishing to visit the RNLI post sponsored by the Club in 2021, continue to follow the Fife Coastal Path up towards the radio mast at Kincraig Point. The Club post (E-2) is located at w3w///fingernails.overdone.names.

For those seeking a little more adventure, and tide permitting, the lower route will lead to the Elie Chain Walk which follows a scrambling route over and around the rocks and coves beneath Kincraig Head. Tide times can be checked nearer the time, but I suspect that high tide will be around 2pm which will make the route inaccessible on the day of our visit.

Continuing along the coast, the FCP passes through Earlsferry and then Elie before heading more north-easterly to St Monans and the waiting cars.

A spot for refreshments has not yet been selected, but there should be a tea-room or pub in either St Monans or Elie willing to welcome anyone seeking refreshments.

Distance 16.5km (10 miles)
Total ascent 200 - 250m
Likely time 4.5 - 5 hours (longer if Chain Walk included)

Download a map of the area?

What next?

If you would like to come along on this day walk, phone me or e-mail me and I'll organise the cars and lifts. Please indicate whether you would be willing to drive.

Hope to see you on the day.

James Anderson, May Day Trip Organiser

m:  07454 969694

e:  jas.anderson@ntlworld.com

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