• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: December 7, 2017
  • Updated: December 21, 2017
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 11.10 km
  • Duration 2 h 46 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 3 m
  • Peak 63 m
  • Climb 155 m
  • Descent 155 m

The area around the villages of East and West Wemyss is ideal for walking.

This route takes in both villages, the surrounding farmland and part of the Fife Coastal Path.

The route begins on the pier next to the Fife Coastal path car park in West Wemyss. Leave the starting point and walk inland and follow Main Street up the hill to the main road (A955) running through the Coaltown of Wemyss.

Turn right and follow the road for approximately 0.5km until you see a turning on the right on the opposite side of the road. Cross over the road and follow the access road for Mains House towards the shore.

Veer right when the track reaches a fork and follow for a short distance before turning right and following down to the shore where you will meet the Fife Coastal Path. Head along the path as it makes it way to East Wemyss. The views over the Firth of Forth are beautiful.

Follow the coastal path for 2km until you reach East Wemyss and their caves. The caves are worth stopping at and exploring but please take care and abide by the safety notices.

Leaving the caves, head back inland and follow West Brae street up the hill to the Main Road (A955). Cross over the road and turn left and walk a short distance until you meet a farm track. This is where the route can get quite muddy and it can be avoid by walking along the Main Road back towards West Wemyss.

If you decide upon the muddy route walk along the track for approximately 200m and take the turning left on to a farm path that follows the course of the burn. Follow the path for 500m and turn left when the path splits. This path will lead you into the Coaltown of Wemyss.

Turn right and follow the main road West for 1km before turning left and heading down the hill to the shore where you will eventually reach your original starting point at the pier.

This is a very nice walk to enjoy with friends and family and better suited for fine weather as it is quite exposed on the coastal path.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Jim Beatty.

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