- Created: October 12, 2017
- Updated: October 13, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 11 km
- Duration 2 h 40 min
- AVG speed 4 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
The banks of the Firth of Tay offer some wonderful walking routes.
Our little walking group recently enjoyed walking this particular route and thought we would share it with Walk Fife.
Rambler Bert’s Tay Wander is a 11km coastal and countryside route and was devised by our club’s very own Robert.
The route begins in the Tay Bridge car park. This is a good meeting point for groups as it has plenty of parking space, a little kiosk which serves hot drinks and snacks and there are toilet facilities available.
Leave the car park following the path down to the coast road (B946) where you will turn right and follow it for approximately 1km where you meet the Fife Coastal Path. Follow the coastal path east. The views over the Tay are superb and the path is easy walking as you make your way along the coast into Tayport and towards the harbour.
The harbour is worth stopping at to explore and there so nice places to stop for a cuppa and there is a public toilet situated next to the harbour car park. fully refreshed leave the harbour and walk inland and follow the B945 through the and out of the town. Take the first turning right after leaving the town (OS Grid Reference NO 4555 2782) on to a farm road. The road is quiet and is easy to walk but be aware of farm traffic.
Walk Fife note: Please abide by the Highway Code for walkers - you can learn more by visiting http://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/highway-code-for-walkers.aspx
The road leads you through West farmland and t he views over the fields are pleasant and and there are a few fences for you stop and rest while enjoying your surroundings. When we walked this part of the route in September was fairly popular with cyclists and horse riders so please take care.
After approximately 3km the Rote meets the A92. You will need to carefully cross this busy road and to join the continuation of the farm road on the other side. Once on the other side follow the road down to the B955, cross over on to the path and turn right and walk towards and into Newport-On-Tay. The road takes you down to the coast and you need to head East following the coastal road. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views along this stretch of the route.
The road eventually reaches the Tay Road Bridge under which it passes and continues back up to your starting point in the car park where you can enjoy a cuppa from the kiosk.
This is a perfect walking route for walking as a group and presents very few problems for able bodied walkers.
Route shared with Walk Fife by Ella Ross.
View route on OS Maps -