• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: September 13, 2018
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 11 km
  • Duration 2 h 47 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 2 m
  • Peak 47 m
  • Climb 136 m
  • Descent 136 m

There are plenty of walking routes around Colinsburgh that may not be immediately apparent.

This 11km walk is one of these and is very enjoyable to walk with friends.

The starting point for this walk is outside the church on the main street of Colinsburgh. Leaving the church ehead East along the main street until you reach the turning right onto South Wynd Street.

This street will lead you South out of the village and into the countryside. The road has a path running alongside it which was slightly overgrown in places when we last walked this route but still provides easy walking down to the nieghboring village of Kilconquhar.

When you reach the t-junction where the church is located, turn right and walk the short distance to another junction and veer left and follow the path done to another junction. Head straight over and walk a short distance before turning right on to a farm road (Saint Ford Road). There is no path so please be alert to traffic and machinery.

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

Follow this road through the farmland as it leads you South toward the coast and Elie.

Upon entering Elie, head down to the High Street and head West to meet the Fife Coastal Path. This stretch of the coastal path offers some dramatic views along the coast and is a perfect place to stop for a picnic. Head along the path along the top of the cliffs for approx 1.5km before heading inland to meet with the access road for the Shell Bay camp site.

This access road will lead out to the main road (A917) and a cross roads. Head straight across and follow the road back towards Kilconquhar. When you reach the church retrace your steps back towards Colinsburgh.

This walk takes around 3 hours at a gentle pace and is best suited for fine conditions.

Route shared with Walk Fife by John Rankin.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2504528/Colinsburgh-and-Elie-Loop-Walk-Fife

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