Fife Pilgrim Way unveiled
The Fife Pilgrim Way has been restored to make it easier for more people to enjoy the experience through a new website, a walking map, a Pilgrims Passport, an interactive trail, rest points and a smartphone app to share the breath-taking scenery along the route.
The 64-mile inland trail is expected to take between five or six days to complete in its entirety, or users are encouraged to enjoy shorter walks and circular routes using Fife’s existing network of rights of way, paths and tracks.
The route can begin at either Culross or North Queensferry, crossing through the heart of Fife to St Andrews taking in a host of Scottish treasures including medieval landmarks, picturesque villages and stunning inland views of the Perthshire, Forth and Tay Estuaries and the Lomond Hills. The trail follows one of the routes taken by countless pilgrims to Scotland’s sacred city, St Andrews - one of the most renowned pilgrim destinations in Medieval Europe for over 400 years.
As part of the wider Fife Pilgrim Way project, FCCT and Fife Cultural Trust are also launching a free, travelling exhibition (today) at Dunfermline Abbey named The Pilgrim Express, which has been developed in MAC, Fife’s Mobile Museum. The exhibition will tour the Kingdom for the next two years.
Travel and tourism have been a core element of Fife’s heritage and culture since medieval times, and now generate millions for Fife’s economy (£588 million in 2018) supporting around 12,000 jobs. The route is expected to attract 140,000 domestic and international users, rising to 200,000 after four years, while bringing additional tourism to less visited parts of inland Fife.
To find about more about the Fife Pilgrim Way visit the website: http://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/Fife-Pilgrim-Way_68.html