The Fife Pilgrim Way is a new long distance walking route that brings the northern and southern edges of Fife together.
This 64 mile (104 km) long path takes the walker on a journey through history as it winds its way through the ancient Kingdom.
As the name suggests, this pathway reflects upon the days when Fife was the one the many religious destinations within Scotland for pilgrims between the 11th to 16th centuries.
The Kingdom attracted many thousands of pilgrims from across Europe each of who made their way through the region on a journey of faith and discovery.
This modern day route follows some of the region’s ancient pathways and gives the walker a chance to walk in the footsteps of these medieval travelers.
Starting your adventure on the Fife Pilgrim Way
The path officially opened in July 2019 and walkers can choose to begin their adventure through time from one of two stunning locations on the shores of the Firth of Forth.
The choice between the beautiful coastal village of Culross or the equally pretty North Queensferry will be a tough choice to make but no matter where you begin, you will be sure to have a memorable experience.
Explore Medieval Fife
From either starting point, the route weaves it’s way through the Fife countryside taking in some of the region’s remarkable medieval landmarks and structures such as the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey, the proud St Drostan’s Tower in Markinch through to the remarkable St. Andrews Cathedral where the route comes to it’s breathtaking end.
Fife’s modern day heritage
The rich industrial heritage of Fife is also celebrated as the walker passes through some of the areas that supported Scotland’s heavy industry for many decades. The many mining villages that the route passes by stand testament to this time of incredible development as the region helped push forward the nation’s industrial revolution.
Find out more about the Fife Pilgrim Way
You can find out more about the Fife Pilgrim Way by visiting the Fife Coast & Countryside Trust website at http://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/Fife-Pilgrim-Way_68.html or by visiting the Fife Pilgrim Way Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fife-Pilgrim-Way-1289452671133468/
A map covering the whole route can be purchased from the FCCT online shop at – https://www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk/home/online-shop/fife-pilgrim-way-map.aspx
We hope that you will enjoy walking this new and exciting route as we are sure the whole of the Walk Fife Community will!