• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: March 1, 2018
  • Updated: March 2, 2018
Route type: Easy Walking
Difficulty grade: Grade 2

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  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 5 km
  • Duration 1 h 22 min
  • AVG speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 6 m
  • Peak 34 m
  • Climb 50 m
  • Descent 50 m

The tiny Fife village of Kilrenny sits inshore from it’s neighbour Anstruther and is a wonderful place to explore.

We found this gentle 5km walking route when holidaying in Anstrutther in the summer of 2017.

The walk begins in the Shore Street car park in Anstruther and for the first portion follows the Fife Coastal path as it heads East along the shore. The path is well signposted and very easy walking.

After approximately 1km you will see a children’s playwark on the shore and a turning on the left that heads inland up a gentle slope (OS Grid Reference NO 5786 0411). Despite it’s rough appearance this is actually a road so please take care.

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 walking is easy and the scenery in summer is beautiful and the road winds its way up the slope towards the village of Kilrenny. Where the minor road meets the A917 you will need to cross over into the village and on to Main Street.

Upon entering the village the first thing you will see is the village church and it’s graveyard both of which are kept beautifully and it is worth stopping off to explore. The houses that make up the village are lovely and all are well maintained with very few obtrusive modern additions.

Just past the church is a turning right into Kirk Wynd. Head down tooth’s lane and taking the turn left into the next lane and turn right at the end of that and on to Common Road. This road will lead you onto the pleasant common thats sits on the northern fringe of the village and a good stop for a picnic.

Follow the path around the common and out back into the village. Turn left and head back through the village down Kilrenny Road until you reach the A917. Turn right and follow the path alongside the road back towards Anstuther.

After a short distance you will see a turning left marked for Cellardyke. . Cross over and follow Windmill Road towards the coast and follow the road as it bends right on to East Forth Street. Follow this road West as it makes it’s way through the town and back to your shore front starting point.

This walking route is suitable for most walkers as the walking surfaces are generally very good but please bear in mind that the portion from the shore up to the village does involve a gentle slope.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Tom Burns.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1878379/Kilrenny-Loop-Walk-Fife

1. Scottish Fisheries Museum

Altitude: 0 m
Address: St Ayles Harbourhead Anstruther KY10 3AX

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is well worth visiting while are you are in Anstruther. It offers a good insight into the history of this coastal area of Scotland.

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