• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: November 24, 2017
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Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 12 km
  • Duration 2 h 57 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 51 m
  • Climb 176 m
  • Descent 176 m

A walk along the Fife coast is always enjoyable no matter the weather.

This walking route is named after our good friend Bill who enthusiasm and passion for walking has led to many great days out.

Our group has walked the Fife Coastal Path many times and we have many a tale to tell and route to share.

This route begins outside the Inverkeithing Civic Centre. The centre is a good meeting point and can easily be reached by car, bus or rail.

Leaving the centre head right following the High Street towards the town’s Mercat Cross. Once at the cross follow the street behind it down on to King Street.

After a short walk down the hill turn right into Port Street and down to the footbridge. Cross the footbridge and turn right and follow the road along the edge of the burn towards the footbridge that crosses it.

As you cross the footbridge look down into the water and you may see too large anchors (see pic), remnants of the town’s busy seafaring past. After crossing the bridge you will enter into the Ballast Bank Park. This park plays host each year to the very popular Inverkeithing Highland Games which are well worth a visit.

Follow the shoreline through the park and take some time to enjoy the view over the Firth of Forth. Follow the edge to the road and turn right following the signs for the Fife Coastal Path. As you head out on the path you can start to see more of the areas industrial and seafaring past.

The route now is simply a case following the coastal path as it makes it way East. There are plenty of markers along the way to guide you your way.

Once you reach St Bridget Kirk turn left and head up the hill and inland. Follow the path up the hill and down to the church and out not the main road where you need to turn left and head back up the hill to the turning for the Donibristle Industrial Estate.

Walk through the estate following the main road as you reach the end of the road there is a ASDA superstore to the left and is ideal for those wanting to use their facilities. At the roundabout turn right out on to the A921.

Follow the path West to a second roundabout where you need to cross over to the path on opposite side. This path leads you to a turning left onto Hillend Road which takes you back onto Inverkeithing High Street.When you reach the High Street turn left and follow the road the short distance back to the starting point at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

This is a very enjoyable 12km route to enjoy with friends. There are plenty of places to stop for a rest along the way and the views along the coast are superb.

Route shared with Walk Fife by The Canmore Clumpers.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1671490/Bills-Coastal-Wander-Walk-Fife

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