Fife Pilgrim Way
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust secured funding in 2017 to create a new and inspiring long-distance route through beautiful inland Fife. The route will officially open on Friday 5th July 2019 at 9am.
Starting at Culross and North Queensferry, the 104 km/64 mile path takes in spectacular views of the Highlands, the Coast, Forth and Tay Estuaries and the Lomond Hills. It passes medieval landmarks, industrial landscapes and historic picturesque villages on its way to St. Andrews.
The route uses Fife’s existing network of rights of way, paths and tracks to offer varied opportunities for long distance, multi-day route supplemented by shorter walks and circular routes.
As you progress along the route look out for our 8 orientation panels and nine cast iron footstep features and four stone rest points along the route.
Other interpretive elements include a published book, pilgrim passport, walking map and FPW merchandise, which can be purchased from our online shop.
Working in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust a travelling exhibition entitled ‘The Pilgrim Express’ is being developed, which will tour in Mac – Fife’s Mobile Museum for the next two years. To find out more about the Mac or to book a free visit to your group or event https://www.onfife.com/museums-galleries/schools-and-groups/mac-fifes-mobile-museum
As part of the Fife Pilgrim Way digital element, we are developing a new website, which is scheduled to go live very soon.
To view sections of the route please click on the links below.
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 7 Section 8 Section 9
To deliver a successful project, the route requires local community support. We want to foster the active involvement of communities, heritage groups, churches, businesses and estates in shaping the project and understanding how they can contribute to making the Fife Pilgrim Way a sustainable long term success.
Our long term aim is to see the route included in Scotland’s network of ‘Great Trails’, linking award winning sites of natural beauty with historic centres and sites of medieval pilgrimage.
For further information contact:
Tel. 01592 656080
To read more on the progress of the project, look out for updates on our news page, follow us on facebook and twitter, or sign up to the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust e-Newsletter.
With thanks to our funders
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Fife Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund, LEADER, Third Sector Hebrides, Scottish Natural Heritage, SUEZ Community Trust, WREN
Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust, Fife Tourism Partnership, Forth Pilgrim, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum.