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5 sustainable experiences in Fife

03 March


Here are a few Fife experiences with sustainability at the heart.

1 .

Rewilding tours at Kinkell Byre, St Andrews

New for 2023 are rewilding tours at Kinkell. The tour will take you around the rewilding project, looking at the reasons behind why Kinkell decided to rewild and how it can benefit nature. You'll also get to meet and feed Coco and Ginger, their two highland cows who play a very important role in their positions as Head & Deputy Head Conservation Grazer.

If you opt for the 2 hour tour, you'll also enjoy a walk along the Fife coastline, finishing with a toastie at The Cheesy Toast Shack at East Sands, St Andrews.

2 .

Escape for an off grid break

For complete relaxation, why not escape to a magical ancient landscape with a stay in Fife's newest stunning off-grid retreat at Cambo Estate.

Each cabin  is a true showcase of sustainable design beautiful modern architecture, fitted out with all the modern comforts you could wish for, including a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a hot shower. 

Completely off the grid, each cabin is powered by solar, built from locally sourced timber, insulated with with recycled newspapers and filled only with sustainably sourced, ethical interiors.

Sounds like bliss.

3 .

Backhouse Rossie, near Ladybank

Discover a hidden gem in the delightful estate of Backhouse Rossie, near Ladybank. Owned by the Thomson family explore the beautiful historic walled garden and the largest collection of Backhouse heritage daffodils in the world.   Currently the Collection, based at Rossie Estate in Fife, comprises over 89 Backhouse Heritage Daffodil cultivars.

The on-site cafe has a menu of locally sourced produce and there are also local chutneys and jams for sale.

4 .

The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn

Since 2015 the Ecology Centre by Kinghorn Loch have developed paths, play areas, growing spaces, woodland, wild flower meadows, ponds, habitats for amphibians and more besides with the aim of enhancing biodiversity and providing opportunities for environmental education, volunteering and enjoying the outdoors. The Centre is built to exceptional levels of energy efficiency and using, wherever possible, natural, recycled or recyclable materials.  A key feature is the use of old shipping containers, refurbished and insulated to provide workshop and storage space.​

There's  also a lovely onsite cafe serving a menu of local produce sourced within a 10 mile radius you shouldn't niss.


5 .

Och Aye Canoe, Kirkcaldy

Kayaking is one of the best ways to get out on the water without disrupting local ecosystems, and as they are self propelled, there is no gas or oil or sound pollution from motors. It's also a great eco-friendly way to get out and about, great for mental health and wellness too, whilst enjoying exploring Fife lochs and Fife's stunning coastline.

Sarah from Och Aye Canoe offers kayaking and paddleboarding lessons in Fife for people of all abilities. Also a Leave No Trace trainer she actively educates and promote awareness around looking after the environment. 

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