- Created: July 7, 2017
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 7 km
- Duration 1 h 38 min
- AVG speed 4.0 km/h
- Min altitude 0 m
- Peak 0 m
- Climb 0 m
- Descent 0 m
The picturesque fishing village of Pittenween sits on the shores of the Firth of Forth.
This 6.5km looped walk takes in the countryside surrounding the village and a stretch of the Fife Coastal Path.
The majority of this route involves road walking. While there are some paths and verges available along the way the route does involved actually walking on the road surface. The roads featured in this route are normally very quite during the day. 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 route begins on James Street in the centre of Pittenween. The village is easily reached by bus and there are plenty of places to park your car.
From your start point follow Charles Street which takes out of the village and into the countryside that surrounds it. The view across the fields and back towards the village are lovely especially in summer.
There is a narrow pathway along side the road for about 1km before the route veers right at a bend in the road (near a cottage called South Lodge). This is the first section of pure road walking of approx 1/3km before you turn on to a farm access road towards Easter Grangemuir Farm. Take care on this road as the farm is fairly busy.
Walk past the farm and onward to a second bunch of farm buildings where you take the turning right which will lead you back towards the shore. The view again can be quite stunning and there are plenty of potential shots for the budding photographer.
Follow the track and shortly after it bends to the left turn right. This will leads you down into the outskirts of the village of Anstruther where you will head down to meet the Fife Coastal Path which you will follow back toward Pittenweem.
This stretch of the path runs alongside a Golf Course so make sure you abide by the signposted directions. The views once again are lovely and there plenty places to stop and enjoy the view or even explore some rock pools. The coastal path leads you along the shore and into the village where you can enjoy the shorefront and harbour and again an ideal location for the photographer.
From the harbour the route returns to its starting point in James Street. There are plenty of cafes and places to stop and have cup of tea or coffee in the village and it is well worth taking the time to explore the rest of this lovely little place.
Route shared with Walk Fife by William Todd.
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