Fife Pilgrim Way
Funding has been secured to create a new and inspiring long-distance route through beautiful inland Fife.
Starting at Culross and North Queensferry, the 70 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.
Work to improve the existing network of paths and construct new sections is now underway and is expected to be complete by 2018.
Following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, the route is varied and passes historic sites, including the Forth Bridges, Inverkeithing Hospitium, Dunfermline Abbey and St. Andrew’s Cathedral, as well as lesser known heritage features such as St. Drostan’s Church Tower, Markinch, the ancient Waterless Way, Ceres and St. Finglassin’s Well, Kinglassie.
Click to view the FPW route map
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.
An exciting programme of free community events is being developed, including guided walks, talks, and an archaeological dig. Visit our events page to find out more.
For further information contact:
Fife Pilgrim Way Community & Business Engagement Officer
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.
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Fife Council, Fife Environment Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, LEADER, Scottish Landfill Communities Fund - 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