The Fife Coastal Path is one of Scotland’s Great Trails and Footprint have produced the definitive map guiding walkers along the way.

The Fife Coastal Path covers 117 miles of coastline starting from the Firth of Forth in the South and ending on the shores of the Firth of Tay in the North.

The map has been printed on a waterproof material which many walkers will say is essential in Fife and is supplied in a clear plastic wallet to further protect it from the elements.

Supporting the route

For every copy sold, £0.75 goes towards maintaining the path itself which is an excellent way of supporting the work of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust who are responsible for it’s upkeep.

Like the path the map is naturally split into sections allowing walkers to enjoy exploring the beautiful coastline of the Kingdom of Fife in manageable legs.

Well produced

The mapping is both clear and well produced and highlights pieces of safety advice along the way such as livestock, busy roads, high tides and other such invaluable warnings. The map legend is well designed allowing novice map readers to interpret the map easily.

The map is a little out of date in some areas specifically in the section between Rosyth and North Queensferry where the road system has been changed to accommodate the new Forth Crossing. This isn’t a huge issue as the road signage has been adjusted to suit but it may leave a few people scratching their heads. I imagine once the crossing is complete a revised map will be produced.


Footprint have produced an excellent walker-friendly map of the Fife Coastal Path and I would recommend that you purchase this map if you are planning to take on the challenge.

You can find The Fife Coastal Path website at

Footprint Maps - Fife Coastal Path

Overall Design - 9
Overall Quality - 9
Value For Money - 9


Very Useful

I would recommend that you purchase this map if you are planning to take on the challenge.

Date Published: 2012
Format: Waterproof Map
ISBN: 978-1871149838
Cover Price: £6.95
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  • Susan Haden

    I didn’t know there was an official map until I stumbled upon your review. Thank you for highlighting it.

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