Walks in Kirkcaldy
There are many places in Kirkcaldy with scenic walking routes.
High Street Heritage Trail
Kirkcaldy's High Street, running parallel to the Esplanade, is one of the oldest and longest in Scotland. During the town's peak years, the High Street attracted people from all over the country.
Fife Council has produced a leaflet for the Heritage Trail. With the recent upgrade of the street paving and furniture, engraved stones were placed outside several historically important buildings. To download the leaftet, click here (PDF - 4MB)
Parking is provided behind the old B&Q site. Walk south, and you can enjoy views across to the Lothians. You'll pass the ruins of Seafield Tower, built in the 16th century. Look out for the many seals along the way. The path eventually leads to Kinghorn.
Pathhead to Dysart
Start at the parking facilites beneath Ravenscraig Castle. Walk eastwards along the shore. At medium to high tide, you'll need to climb up the steps towards the park. Continue along the coast, and you'll eventually reach Dysart.
Park next to the Crematorium, and head up the path into the woods. Continue to the top, where the main path curves left, and turn right. You'll see an information board - head left here. Continue up until you reach the main road, then turn right and head along behind the golf course. At the end of the path, turn right again to come down the other side of the course. When you reach a road, turn right and continue past the back of the hotel. You'll see a small memorial tower - turn right here and continue along the path. At the end, turn left. This will take you back down to the parking area.
Dysart to Wemyss
Park at the harbour, and head east. Follow the coastal path. You'll eventually head up a hill. Keep on the main path, and you'll see Wemyss appearing through the trees. Some steep steps will take you back down onto the beach, and into the village.
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