Fife Coastal Path - Burntisland to East Wemyss
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Burntisland to East Weymss
This is one of six planned linear walks over sections of the beautiful Fife Coastal Path.
Our walk today starts in the historic town of Burntisland, following the route from the Links at the eastern side of the town and along the road to Pettycur Bay and the pretty village of Aberdour. The route takes us along the coast to Kirkcaldy, passing the ruins of the 16th century Seafield Tower.
Once in Kirkcaldy we walk along the Promenade until we reach Ravenscraig Castle and shortly afterwards the picturesque harbour village of Dysart. We pass Frances Colliery Memorial and the harbour village of West Weymss before arriving in our destination of East Weymss where there are bus options to Kirkcaldy for onward bus and rail travel home.
The planned walks over sections of the Fife Coastal Path are as follows.
- North Queensferry to Burntisland - 12 miles/19 km - Saturday 17th July 2021
- Burntisland to East Weymss - 12 miles/19 km - Saturday 21st August 2021
- East Weymss to Lower Largo - 7 miles/11 km - Saturday 28th August 2021
- Lower Largo to Anstruther - 12 miles/19 km - Saturday 11th September 2021
- Anstruther to Kingsbarns - 10 miles/16 km - Saturday 9th October 2021
- Kingsbarns to St Andrews - 9 miles/14 km - Saturday 23rd October 2021
Burntisland - 2 trains per hour on the Fife Circle Line travelling both north and south. Bus service 7 between Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy stops at Burntisland. Car parking is available nearby.
East Weymss - bus services 7 and 7A go to Kirkcaldy where there are train and bus options for onward travel. Bus journey time to Kirkcaldy is approx 30 minutes and busses run approx every 15 minutes.
All photographs taken by Graham Lawson, event leader
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and carry water.