11 miles or 17.5 kms
Click here for a map of the route
Like all the sections of the Fife Coastal Path this can be cut into shorter walks.
The Kincardine to Limekilns section is a curious blend of modern industry, cultural heritage, valued nature reserve and iconic bridges. Stretching for 11 miles or 17.5km, allow 4 - 5 hours to complete the whole route.
This section of the Coastal Path is a curious blend of modern industry, cultural heritage, valued nature reserve and iconic bridges.
The path starts at Kincardine Bridge, at the Archway marking the start of the Fife Coastal Path, and heads east to Inch House, Inch Farm and then onto the junction outside Longannet Power Station. Take care crossing this junction.
From here onwards you are following Cycle Path Route 76.
From the path you will get good views of one of our largest power stations. Watch out for a couple of areas of reed marsh beside the path which hold a few interesting species.
The path joins up with the railway line as you near Culross and from here you are skirting the edge of Torry Bay Local Nature Reserve. You will then pass through the village of Culross which is always worth exploring for its beautiful Palace and rich cultural heritage.
The path passes through Newmills and Torryburn then goes back along the edge of the nature reserve with its rare salt marsh plant communities before leaving the beach to head up to the Old Kirk.
On Bullions Road you will meet up with the cycle path again and follow this into Limekilns and Charlestown. If you have time, take a detour, and have a look at the old kilns.
Stroll along the promenade and follow the path past the quaint harbour.
For more information on the Coastal Path, the Fife Coastal Path Official Guide is
available for £9.99 from Harbourmaster’s House (01592 656080) or from Amazon.
Click here for an image of the Route Map.