Kincardine to Limekilns

The Kincardine to Limekilns section is a curious blend of modern industry, cultural heritage, valued nature reserve and iconic bridges. It stretches for 11 miles or 17.5km. You should allow 4 – 5 hours to complete this section.

Keep an eye out for our way marker on various road and cycle paths, to keep you on the right track. Begin the long-distance route at Kincardine Bridge and head east along the Fife Coastal Path following cycle path route 76.

The path then joins up with the railway line as you near the historic village of Culross. Much of this quaint village is under the care of the National Trust for Scotland. From here you skirt the edge of Torry Bay Local Nature Reserve with its rare salt marsh plant communities.

Continue on to Charlestown, a planned village created in the 1750s. Why not take a detour to the old kilns if you have time. From there stroll along the promenade to the old harbour at Limekilns. You can learn more about these unique villages at Welcome to Fife.

We encourage our walkers to download the Refill App and reduce the amount of single use plastic generated on the Fife Coastal Path.


Not sure what to expect? View Lloyd Greenaway’s video of this section of the path.

If you enjoyed this section, why not look at the next section which takes walkers from Limekilns to Burntisland.

Enjoy a video of a section of Fife Coastal Path between Culross and Torryburn, which we believe can be enjoyed by visitors using wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Why not watch the video and decide if you would like to try it?

Visit our online shop to purchase a Fife Coastal Path map and guide book which are the perfect companion to this long-distance Scottish trail.