The Fife coast - St Monans to Lower Largo
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Other events that link to this one:
- St. Andrew to Kingsbarns (Sat 24 August): link
- Kingsbarns to Crail (Sun 25 August): link
- Crail to St Monans (Mon 26 August): link
- St Monans to Lower Largo: this event
- Lower Largo to East Wemyss: skipped, sorry!
- East Wemyss to Burntisland (Sat 17 August): link.
Join me as I walk sections of Fife's coastal path. Normally walked south-to-north, we'll go the other way for a change. I have never been in the area (nor pre-walked the path) so we'll get to discover it together. It's summer, so let's hope for warmth and sun, make the most of the longer days and do feel free to pack swimwear!
You can see the route here: link
Here's some information on the walk I found while researching: we will pass the usual villages, but also ruins of a clifftop castle, cliffs, a nature reserve and finish at a long beach covered in shells. The path is clear but can be muddy. A sections will either be sandy beach or a rougher dune path, depending on the tide level.
As standard, I'll send an email before the event with weather updates and lunch options, depending how many we are, although for now please allow for a packed lunch.
On public transport, it is possible to reach St Monans by bus from Kirkcaldy (X60), and Kirkcaldy by train. There are bus combinations from Glasgow that intersect the X60 service, however please check options and timetables. From Edinburgh, the X60 is a direct service.
If you are planning to walk the previous section on Monday, I would suggest looking into accommodation locally and making a weekend out of it.
On the way back, Stagecoach bus 95, as well as the X60 service, link Lower Largo to St Monans if needed to go back to parked cars.
Note that all the above timings are from quick searches, please check your own travel plans, including parking options if you plan to drive, and don't rely on these timings! If you spot something wrong, let me know so I can correct it here.
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What to bring
It's summer but it's also Scotland. Bring walking/hiking gear, waterproofs and items you normally need on a day hike. Do pack your swimwear if you'd like to go for a swim, as we'll make time for this.
Food & drink
I will update this closer to the date, depending on how many we are, but allow for packed lunch (as well as water and snacks).