The Fife Coastal Path has a lot of hidden treasures to discover along it’s 117 miles but how do you find them?
The Fife Coastal Path: The Official Guide has been written by those who know it best to help you find these treasures.
The guidebook has been compiled to allow walkers to make the most of this famous path and includes notes on the region’s history, sight-seeing highlights along with local information.
A wealth of information…
The text has been well written throughout and is easy to follow which is essential in a guidebook of this sort. The book begins with a few words from some of Fife’s famous sons including actor Dougray Scott, world famous artist Jack Vettriano and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The content then moves on to the path itself.
The walk is split up in to stages which each chapter describing that section of the route providing interesting information on the history, flora and fauna and hidden gems helping the walker to enjoy the walk to the fullest.
Each chapter is accompanied by nicely shot photography which is captioned clearly which is something often overlooked in guidebooks of this sort. Some of the chapters which have been written by the rangers themselves which makes this guidebook feel really friendly and welcoming.
The mapping featured in each chapter is basic and easy to understand although I would suggest that walkers either obtain the Fife Coastal Path Map (read our review) or use a Ordnance Survey map to gain more detail. The map includes car parks, bus stops, toilets and also “Welcome Ports” which are local businesses that welcome walkers of the path.
At the end of each chapter includes a local information listing which is a nice addition. The listing includes places for you stop and have a break such as cafes, pubs, bakers etc. Also included are banks, pharmacies and post offices for those all important post cards. Some of the information has changed slightly since the book was first published but it is still mostly accurate.
After using the guide book over the past few years I have found it to be an excellent resource when exploring the Fife Coastal Path. I would recommend anyone who is intending on walking the trail read it before setting off otherwise you may miss some of Fife’s finest sights.
You can learn more about the Fife Coastal Path by visiting www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk
Date Published: 2012
Cover Price: £9.99
Available From: Amazon