St Andrews, Fife Coast and the Isle of May, Scotland


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6 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
29 July - 4 August, Mon - Sun
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Walk Grade
Moderate and Low Moderate Options
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

The Fife peninsula sits just above Edinburgh and below Dundee and is a delightfully scenic destination with plenty to offer the visitor. There are miles of golden sand beaches, traditional harbours, quaint villages and a stunning coastal path. Add to that the hidden gem which is the Isle of May and the historic university town of St Andrews and you have the makings of a fabulous holiday.

On our break we will explore the most beautiful section of the Fife Coastal Path between Leven to the south and St Andrews to the north. There are many miles of breath-taking views from the cliff tops which are interspersed with long stretches of beach and some incredibly pretty villages and harbours which appear frozen in time. Elie, Crail, Pitween and Anstruther all have their own unique character and are well worth a photo or two.

As well as coastal walking, on one day we will take the ferry from Anstruther to the Isle of May for a superb day out. Now this really is a hidden gem so prepare to be amazed at the sheer volume of birdlife to be found on this Natural Nature Reserve. You will have time to walk the paths of the island where you will be in close proximity to thousands of puffins who will be busily feeding their young pufflings.  If you are a keen birdwatcher, you may also spot Arctic terns, kittiwakes, shags, fulmars and there may still be a small number of Eider ducks around too.

During the holiday, there will be a guided tour of St Andrews one morning with free time in the afternoon to explore the many interesting historic buildings or perhaps relax in a nicely located tearoom. Or, if you are feeling more energetic, you can use your Megarider bus ticket and head to Dundee (30 minutes away) to visit the V&A Design Museum and Shackleton’s ship RRS Discovery.

For lunch, we can pick up a packed lunch from the supermarket in St Andrews and your guide will arrange for the group to eat out together in the evenings. There are some lovely restaurants in the town which is known for its eateries.

Single Occupancy of Double Ensuite £980 / Double Shared Ensuite £120 discount per person Please note: Double rooms have double beds, no twin rooms available. / Price includes: 6 nights B&B accommodation in university halls/ Ferry to Isle of May / Public transport to walks / Guided tour of St Andrews Not included: Lunch and dinner (your guide will arrange for you to eat together in the evenings) / travel to St Andrews / insurance
low moderate grade The walks are between 10 and 14 miles on mainly well-defined coastal paths with some ascents and descents involved but nothing too strenuous. There are options to shorten the walk each day should you wish to and return to St Andrews by bus. Shorter walks are around 6 miles.
Agnes Blackadder Hall, 3* St Andrews University accommodation, set a short 10 minute walk away from the centre of St Andrews. All rooms come with towels, toiletries, linen, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities. This is student accommodation so, although rated 3*, it is a basic room but clean and functional. Check in time is from 2pm and check out is by 10am.
The holiday is led by Clare Kelly.

By Public Transport

The nearest train station is Leuchars which is 6 miles from St Andrews. From here you can get a local bus (£3.50 approx) or take a taxi (£18 approx).

By Car

There is parking available on sit.. St Andrews is well signposted and the journey time from Edinburgh is around 1 hour 20 minutes and from Glasgow 1 hour 45 minutes. There is no walk on the last day of the holiday to allow for onward travel. You can arrive from 2pm on the first day with free time until 6pm. For further travel information please see:


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  • 29/07/2024
Total: 980.00

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