The Ancient Kingdom of Fife is perhaps most famous because of St Andrews, the undisputed home of golf. But it's not just about St Andrews. There's a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere throughout Fife, from the delightful fishing villages of the East Neuk to the rolling hills of the Howe. And it's not just golf either. from kart racing to horse-riding, cycling to fishing, there is a whole lot on offer, even if hitting little white balls into a hole is not your cup of tea. Highlights include:
Fife Millenium Cycleways
The Cycle Ways offer something for everyone. For the committed tourer, the 105 mile Kingdom Route is a circuit between the Forth and Tay road bridges. There are smaller regional networks in West Fife - including an 8.5 mile off-road section along a disused railway line with links into Devilla Forest - circular routes in the picturesque Howe of Fife, and more being developed in the East Neuk south of St Andrews. As well as Devilla, there are off-road routes in Blairadam, Pitmedden and Tentsmuir Forests, and urban networks in Fife's main towns.
A series of detailed maps featuring each of the routes is available from Tourist Information Centres and other outlets.
Fife Coastal Path
Completed in 2002 the Fife Coastal Path runs from Culross to the Tay Bridge and offers a range of walking experience, from the easy and level to the wild and demanding.
Whether young or old there is something for everyone. Enjoy the superb coastline with its rich wildlife, picturesque villages, castles, churches and harbours.
The path can be done in bite size chunks, or as a long distance route. The route is clearly waymarked making navigation simple, and is well served by public transport.
Locally, enjoy the exhilaration of the 'Chain Walk' situated between Lower Largo and Elie. Explore the Lady's Tower, the Lighthouse and Ruby Bay before examining the Windmill and the remains of the Salt pan houses along the coast between St Monans and Pittenweem.
Elie Watersports is located in a picturesque holiday village, only 15 minutes drive from St.Andrews. Elie sits at the heart of the East Neuk of Fife.
Elie Watersports is a Royal Yachting Association accredited training centre. Courses and activities available, for beginners to the more experienced, include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and water skiing. Activities are available with or without tuition. The centre also offers boat trips, pedaloes, and mountain bike hire.
Scottish Off-Road Driving Centre Located at Strathmiglo.
Extremely mad and totally wild off road driving experience on our purpose built hilltop site. With our madly daring obstacles such as the watery "Terminator" and the mind blowing descent at "Oblivion" we are sure you will have a great adrenaline rush with us.
You will drive our new specially prepared latest spec land rovers under instruction from us over all sorts of seemingly impossible mad terrain. We open all the daylight hours and take families, groups and individuals just give us a call to book in and we can easily collect you if you don't have a car with you.
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