Day Trip to a section of the Fife Coastal Path
on Sunday 12 May 2019

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

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General

The May day trip will involve a return to the east coast to tackle a further section of the Fife Coastal Path. The proposed section will take us from Lundin Links to Dysart .. a distance of 16km with virtually no ascent, and should take around 4-4.5 hours.

Outline plan

In order to tie in with the local Sunday bus service, this trip will have a slightly later start than usual with the aim of catching the 10.45 bus from Dysart to Lundin Links via Leven.

As the journey time to Dysart from Cathcart is around 75 minutes, I would suggest leaving Cathcart or other pick-up points around 9am and travelling through via the M8, Queensferry Crossing and Kirkcaldy. It is proposed to leave the cars in the car park at Dysart Harbour where our walk will finish. The bus stop is about 10 minutes’ stroll away on Normand Road.

For those arriving early, coffee is available at the Harbour Master’s House adjacent to the harbour from 10am.

The X58 bus will take us to Leven bus station where we have a 10 minute wait for the 95 bus which we will leave at Lundin Links Hotel arriving around 11.30.

From the bus stop a short walk, via a right of way, takes us onto the beach at Lundin Links and a long stretch of sandy beach back to Leven and Methil. Once in the town, the Coastal Path leaves the coast to circumnavigate the Methil docks and BiFab offshore construction yard before re-joining the coast at Buckhaven.

The next stretch includes the picturesque McDuff’s Castle (ruin), Wemyss Caves (bring a head torch if you wish to explore) and the small towns of East and West Wemyss. The final stretch climbs slightly to a memorial to the local mining industry before descending to the harbour at Dysart.

Hopefully we should be back in Dysart by 4pm when the Harbour Master’s House will still be open for tea/coffee. An alternative refreshment venue is the Royal Hotel, opposite the bus stop.

Download a map of the area?

What next?

Please let me know by Wednesday 8th May if you intend to walk this interesting section of the Fife Coastal Path so that I can make arrangements for car sharing and pick-ups.

James Anderson, May Day Trip Organiser

e:  jas.anderson@ntlworld.com

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