Day 1 Arrival in Lower Largo
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Lower Largo.
Day 2 Lower Largo to Anstruther12.5 Miles / 20 Km 5-7 Hrs 180 Metres
If you like glorious sandy beaches and charming fishing villages then you will certainly love this section of the trail. Look out for the Robinson Crusoe statue in Lower Largo and the ruins of Newark Castle on the way into St Monans. In the evening, be sure to stop in at the Anstruther Fish Bar – a past winner of the UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year.
Day 3 Anstruther to Kingsbarns10 Miles / 16.5 Km 4-6 Hrs 170 Metres
You pass through the popular tourist village of Anstruther early this morning where a visit to the Fisheries Museum is worthwhile. If you haven’t had enough breakfast, be sure to stop in at the Anstruther Fish Bar – a past winner of the UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year. Continuing along the coast, you soon arrive in the quieter village of Crail shortly before Fife Ness, the most easterly point on the trail. Heading north, you pass some superb golf courses, none better than Kingsbarns itself.
Day 4 Kingsbarns to St Andrews8 Miles / 13 Km 3-5 Hrs 210 Metres
Returning to the beach, the trail now crosses some remote and quite rugged terrain before arriving at Royal St Andrews. Widely considered to be the birthplace of the game of golf, this busy little town is the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton went to university and it also boasts fantastic cathedral and castle ruins.
Day 5 Leuchars to Newport-on-Tay11 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 120 Metres
Transfer to Leuchars in the morning. After passing the Royal Air Force Base, the trail follows quiet tracks and roads into Tentsmuir Forest. Look out for the Ice House in the middle of the forest. Fisherman once hauled ice all the way from Dundee to keep their fish fresh in this isolated, but safe location. Today, the ruins are home to nattering bats. Take the bus from Newport-on-Tay back to St Andrews after your hike.
Day 6 Departure from St Andrews
There are regular bus services from St Andrews to Edinburgh and onwards to Glasgow. Full details provided upon booking.