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The Fife Pilgrim Way

The Fife Pilgrim Way is a fully waymarked, 64-mile (104km) route across Fife, from the shores of the of the Firth of Forth to the North Sea coast. With starting points at north Queensferry and Culross, the route meanders through the heart of Fife finishing at St Andrews. The route is divided into 7 sections of between 8.5m (13.7km) and 11.5m (18.5km), watch out for our ‘Gateway Panels’ and bronze footsteps features which help tell the story along the Way.

The Fife Pilgrim Way

The route follows in the footstep of Medieval pilgrims, passing many sites which reflect Fife’ rich history and which would have been familiar to those travellers long ago, like Culross Abbey, the Friary at Inverkeithing and St Andrews Cathedral. From the middle ages until the reformation in the mid-16th century, pilgrims came from across Europe to visit the shrines of St Margaret in Dunfermline and of St Andrew, in the town which took his name. There are also more recent treasures including the Forth Bridge, still carrying the railway north from Edinburgh and now a World Heritage Site.

Look forward to an inspiring journey, walking the ancient pathways to uncover Fife’s forgotten pilgrim stories. As in medieval times, there is a choice of shelter and hospitality long the Way.

Planning Your Visit

To make navigation simple the route is way-marked on the ground and the path is graded on the map. To purchase a map, Pilgrim’s Passport and other merchandise please visit the FCCT website. To find out more about the route and the different sections visit our website.

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