Walking in the Kingdom of Fife


With such gems as historic St Andrews, the Home of Golf, and picturesque fishing villages linked along the Fife Coastal Trail, Fife has won a well-deserved reputation as one of the best Scottish regions for walking. With 117 miles of coastal trails, golden beaches and rolling hills, walking in the Kingdom of Fife has much to offer walkers of all abilities.

Wildlife is an important aspect of visiting the region, much of which can be discovered while walking through Fife’s countryside and along its coastline. Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve combines both forests with beaches, where everything from roe deer to seals basking on rocks and sand dunes can be seen while strolling along its marked trails. In the mouth of the Firth of Forth lies the Isle of May, an important seabird colony with Viking roots. Casting off from the pier at Anstruther, you can explore the nooks and crannies of this small island after a short boat journey and unearth its Viking past and the caves which attracted smugglers to its shores.

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in the Kingdom of Fife why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&B’s giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking but also offers delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TV’s, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of the Kingdom of Fife.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in the Kingdom of Fife offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoilt.

For more information on what there is to explore when walking in the Kingdom of Fife, check out our Things to Do page.

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County Map

Pubs in The County