I am planning to walk the Fife Pilgrim Way from Culross to St Andrews over the course of this summer, with a walk planned for every second Sunday (with one 3 week break in September). The whole route is approximately 64 miles (104km) and I will be doing this in 6 sections of between 8 and 10.5 miles.
If you would like to join me for one or more sections of the walk please book your space in advance and I will put you on the list for that day’s outing.
Please don’t book unless you are sure you can come – and let me know in good time if you have to change your plans as I am keeping the number to a total of six people on each walk and there may be someone else who could take your place.
A copy of the route with more details can be found here.
Sunday 4 July
Culross to Dunfermline
8.5 miles (13.7km)
Start: West Car Park, Culross
Finish: Dunfermline Abbey
Sunday 18 July
Dunfermline to Crosshill
10.5 miles (17km)
Start: Dunfermline Abbey
Finish: Lochore Meadows, Willie Clark Centre
Sunday 1 August
Crosshill to Glenrothes
8.7 miles (14km)
Start: Lochore Meadows, Willie Clark Centre
Finish: Riverside Park, Glenrothes
Sunday 15 August
Glenrothes to Kennoway
8 miles (13km)
Start: Riverside Park, Glenrothes
Finish: Kennoway Town Centre
Sunday 29 August
Kennoway to Ceres
8.5 miles (13.7km)
Start: Kennoway Town Centre
Finish: Ceres Town Centre
Sunday 19 September
Ceres to St Andrews
9.5 miles (15.5km)
Start: Ceres Town Centre
Finish: St Andrews Town Centre
We will set off at 10.00 am sharp on each day – if you are delayed getting to the start point please phone Pamela on 07826 234319.
We will be walking at a pace of around 4 miles per hour. Please make sure you can keep this pace going and can manage the whole distance.
There will be a maximum of six people on each walk
We will leave one or two cars at the finish point, depending on numbers, and drive to the start point. On completion of the walk we will then drive back to the start to collect remaining cars.
There are not many places on the route to get refreshments so please make sure you bring your own picnic lunch and any other snacks you will need.
Please bring a water bottle with enough water for your own needs for the whole walk – it is unlikely that we will be able to find top up stations on the route.
We will find a nice place to stop for coffee and cake at the end of each walk before making our way back to the start point. I’ll do some research and find the best places.
Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day – see a suggested kit list below.
Walking shoes or boots – waterproof if rain is forecast. Much of the route is on pavements or roads although there are some forest and pathed sections. You may find strong trainers more comfortable than full walking boots.
Long trousers with stretch – quick dry material is much more comfortable if we get caught in a shower. I don’t advise wearing jeans for walking for this reason.
Wear layers on top – a t-shirt, mid-layer and waterproof outer layer allows you to adjust clothing according to the conditions.
A sun hat if it’s hot, or a waterproof hat or hood if rain is forecast
Walking poles if you are used to using them can be useful on hilly or forested sections.
However as much of the route is on pavements, make sure you have the ability to stow them away in a backpack for these sections.
Sunscreen for face and body – bring the tube with you so you can top up
Full water bottle
Money for coffee and cake at the end of the walk if desired