Ambitious plans to create a spectacular walking route across the Kingdom – the Fife Pilgrim Way – have commenced. This route will replicate the footsteps of pilgrims who, throughout history, have journeyed from Culross Abbey and the quay at North Queensferry to St Andrews via Dunfermline.
The Fife Pilgrim Way is a community focused project that seeks to engage local people and visitors in the pilgrimage heritage of Fife through the delivery of a clearly way-marked and well interpreted long distance walking route.
Led by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust in partnership with Fife Council, the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and the Fife Tourism Partnership. The aim is to connect sites of historic pilgrimage significance broadly by following an inland route which will take in existing rights of way, paths, tracks and the core path network as well as some new sections of path to offer a variety of walking opportunities for both residents and visitors to Fife. This will replicate original routes and settlements used by medieval pilgrims travelling to the great mediaeval shrine in St Andrews Cathedral, where the walk will come to a close.