Walk your way to wellness whilst exploring Fife’s blue spaces

Walking is one of the most refreshing ways to soothe your spirit. We all know the health benefits that come with getting our steps in each day but what exactly is it about walking that makes it so restorative? I would perhaps argue that where you walk is what really makes or breaks it.

VisitScotland have recently been looking into the health benefits of being in and around water. Much like walking, water has long been known for its physical health benefits but, only recently has its restorative wellness benefits come to light. 

Fife offers a multitude of fantastic walking locations. Here are just some of the walks you can take in Fife to improve your wellness through the healing powers of water. 

Take in Fife’s seascapes with the Coastal Path

Fife’s Coastal Path was created in 2002, originally running from North Queensferry to Tayport. The route stretches for 117 miles so, it’s definitely not one you could do in a day!

Visiting any seascape is a perfect way to escape the stresses of everyday life and clear your head but, this route offers a totally unrivalled walking experience. Fife’s vast peninsula is lined with award-winning beaches: adorned with beautiful scenery, making the Coastal Path one of the best ways to take in all of what Fife’s water wellness has to offer. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, or particularly brave, you could perhaps even turn your hand at some wild swimming in Fife’s icy water. Although – you might want to pack a bag with some warm, extra clothing if this is on your walking itinerary.

Wonderful Marine Wildlife

seal in the sea

Observe some of Fife’s wonderful marine wildlife in their natural habitats on your coastal walk. From seals to humpback whales – with many miles to explore, you are sure to spot at least one of these magnificent creatures. 

Soothe your spirit with a waterfall walk

waterfall

Scotland is home to around 38,000 lochs, and it is certainly not short of blue spaces that you can walk near to. Alongside these lochs, you will also find innumerable waterfalls, including the Kemback Waterfalls. The route begins at a siding in the road of Kemback Woods and, it is important to mention that there isn’t much space to leave cars. 

Walking near to the crashing sound of tumbling shards of water offers an ironic sort of white noise and, is undoubtedly an excellent way to soothe your spirit, immersing yourself in water without having to get wet. 

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Suggested routes

A few Fife Walking routes to inspire you.

Coastal path walks

Lomond Hills Reservoirs

Tentsmuir

Townhill

Kinghorn Loch

Blairadam and Lochore Meadows

Cameron Reservoir

Gartmorn Dam


Kirkcaldy Walking Festival 2021

Kirkcaldy Walking Festival is back for 2021

After going purely online last year, Kirkcaldy Walking Festival is back!

Running from the 31st July to the 8th August the festival comprises of various walks for all abilities taking place in the local area.

Download the PDF of the programme below, check out the Greener Kirkcaldy website or pick up a printed programme from Greener Kirkcaldy at 8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT.


“Kirkcaldy Walking Festival is coordinated by Greener Kirkcaldy as part of their Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund project “Let’s move up a gear!”, which aims to promote active travel and raise climate change awareness. Now in its fourth year, the walking festival was forced to move online in 2020, but we are delighted to be back with face-to-face walks for 2021!”