Limekilns to Burntisland

Limekilns to Burntisland. Iconic views, nature reserves and WWII military history can be found on this 17 mile/27.4km section of the path.  Allow 6 - 7 hours.

The route from the village of Limekilns to Burntisland takes in a range of historical and industrial sites from the ruins of old Rosyth Church, HM Naval Base, to Rosyth Castle and it's Doocot.

Pass under the Forth Road Bridges and the iconic Railway Bridge onto Carlingnose Point Nature Reserve which houses a chalky grassland habitat with a rich variety of plants.

Take in the spectacular views of the estuary, the bridges, and the Edinburgh skyline. The path descends to Port Laing beach, a WWI seaplane base, through woodland and past an active whinstone quarry. This area is rich in birdlife throughout the year. The path traverses Inverkeithing, a royal burgh with a range of historic buildings spanning four centuries.

Follow the coast to St David’s Harbour at Dalgety Bay to Downing Point, with its WWII gun emplacements and panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. Pass Donibristle Chapel and the ruins of St Bridget’s Kirk onto the village of Aberdour.

Aberdour boasts many attractions including the 14th Century castle and gardens, 16th Century doocot, St Fillan’s Church and two spectacular beaches.  Head up the path over Hawkcraig cliffs and through woodlands to Starley Burn with it's interesting waterfalls, distinctive due to the lime deposits left by the falling water. The path continues to the town of Burntisland.




Check out our interactive map for more information on this section of the Fife Coastal Path. We thoroughly recommend buying our Guide Book and Map as they will provide you with additional information and enhance your journey.

The map and book are available online or from Harbourmaster's House, in person or by phone (+44) 01592 656080 priced at just £6.95 and £9.99 (plus postage & packaging).