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Fife Coastal Path Western Extension

Monday, September 5, 2011
The Fife Coastal Path, one of Scotland’s most popular walking trails, has been extended by 17 miles – an addition which means walkers can start or finish their walk at the region’s western boundary.

Previously terminating at North Queensferry, the Path now extends to Kincardine Bridge making it around 110 miles long. Fife Coast and Countryside Trust – the region’s leading environmental charity responsible for managing and conserving Fife’s countryside - has led the three-year-long negotiations with local landowners to bring about the extended route.

The recent inclusion of the Kincardine to North Queensferry stretch has seen Fife Coastal Path waymarkers put in place to help guide walkers through a curious blend of modern industry, cultural heritage, valued nature reserve and iconic bridges.

The western extension to the Fife Coastal Path has been welcomed by walkers and businesses alike. Five local businesses – The Unicorn Inn, The Red Lion Inn, The Elgin Hotel and Restaurant, The Ship Inn and Blether by the Bridge – have joined the Path’s Welcome Ports scheme designed to provide a warm welcome to walkers, as well as information on their location and transport links.

Alistair Bruce, Dunfermline and West Fife Local Tourism Association chair and general manager of Keavil House Hotel said: “The Fife Coastal Path is a fantastic attraction for the region – popular with both locals and visitors. The formal extension of the Path to Kincardine is very welcome and businesses along the route have been extremely supportive in ensuring walkers get the opportunity to explore this part of Fife. The Welcome Ports scheme provides walkers with useful information and a great welcome along their way.”

Amanda MacFarlane, FCCT chief executive, said: “The Trust’s aim has always been to extend the Fife Coastal Path the full length of the coastline to reach the region’s boundaries. It has taken three years of work to achieve the western extension and we would like to thank partners, local landowners and businesses for their support and enthusiasm.

“The Kincardine to Queensferry 17-mile route offers walkers a varied mix of views including Longannet Power Station, Culross Palace, Rosyth Naval Base and iconic Forth Bridge. In keeping with the rest of the Path, Fife Coast and Countryside waymarkers will help guide walkers along their way.”

The Trust is undertaking a number of activities to further improve the Path, these include: finalising work to a northern extension which will give walkers the opportunity to follow the Path from Newburgh to the Tay Bridge, new orientation panels for the entire Path and the publication of a Coastal Path Guide Book written by the Trust’s Rangers.
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