Trade the bustling charm of St Andrews for a varied walk across paved paths, grassy fields and woodland, finishing along the Firth of Tay.
The path from St Andrews leads up through the town and passes the castle to Guardbridge which is the home to the Eden Estuary Nature Reserve. Look out for cyclists as this path is also the Fife Cycle Way. Crossing the boardwalks into Tentsmuir Forest your journey follows the forest up through Tayport and a couple of miles later you reach Newport-on-Tay where your journey ends.
Some sections can be walked following the beach rather than the path, but be aware of the tides.
If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.
Tips and hints
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it would be beneficial to bring a power bank.
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A sturdy pair of walking boots or shoes are recommended for this route.
Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a set of fully waterproof and windproof layers along with a hat, gloves and neck scarf (e.g. a Buff) in case the weather closes in, suncream and midge repellent spray!
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