Be Prepared!

If you are planning a couple of miles with your dog along the Fife Coastal Path, a print out of the walk description will probably suffice. However if you plan to follow a long section of the path, then you’ll find having the Fife Coastal Path map and Guide, or the Ordnance Survey map for the area really useful.


You should manage fine without a compasses or your gps activated.  Just make sure you have the sea on one side and follow the waymarkers.

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Most importantly, enjoy it!

What to wear
Check the forecast before you leave but given that this is Scotland, it’s advisable to take a selection of layers so you can easily adjust your temperature. Jeans when wet are not fun to walk in! Make sure you have some waterproofs and a windproof jacket.  If you are feeling brave and the Scottish summer is co-operating,  take swimwear and a towel, as you’ll be passing some spectacular beaches.

Sunscreen
Sea breeze masks the sun’s strength. It is always advisable to carry sunscreen and apply it regularly.

Footwear
A sturdy pair of all terrain trainers will be fine for many section of the Fife Coastal Path.  However, after wet weather, or you are planning to walk one of the more rugged sections we would recommend a pair of stout walking boots. Modern fabric boots are almost as comfortable as trainers, make sure they have a breathable fabric liner to keep your feet dry.

Food & drink
Many of our Welcome Ports will provide sustenance for the peckish traveller, check on the Welcome Port page for details of pubs, cafes and restaurants on your chosen route.  Always carry some water though and cereal bars or dried fruit which can give you an energy boost.
 
Camera/Camera Phone
You will be walking through some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, so make sure you have a means of recording that.  We always love to see your images shared on our facebook and twitter feeds.


If you are planning a longer trip, why not contact one of the tour operators who provide luggage transfer  services.