Most of the short journeys that we make in Kirkcaldy are made by foot. Walking is an easy way for many people to get around; it doesn’t cost anything and is good for your health. If you are not walking short journeys you should give it a try, it is great to breathe in the fresh air. A leisurely stroll can help you unwind and relieve stress.
If you live close enough to work, school or anywhere else you are travelling, you could try walking there some of the time. If your journey is a bit longer, you could walk to the bus stop or the railway station.
Places to walk
There are loads of great places in Kirkcaldy to go for a walk:
- Beveridge Park, which includes rose and flower gardens, bog garden and woodland walks as well as facilities for many sports from bowls to skateboarding.
- Ravenscraig Park has woodland walks and links to the coastal path, as well as access to Ravenscraig Castle and the Harbourmaster’s House.
- Dunnikier Park in the north of the town also has woodland walks as well as a skatepark, and is linked to other areas by signed cycle routes.
- The Fife Coastal Path extends for more than 80 miles and around Kirkcaldy offers lots of interesting sights
Local Walking Groups
If you'd like to join a friendly walking group or perhaps take part in a guided walking event there are a couple of local groups to consider:
Bums Off Seats
Bums off Seats is a walking initiative which aims to get more people more active more often. Free local health walks are held in Kirkcaldy and around Fife, and all walks are led by a trained team of Volunteer Walk Leaders. The walks are short (up to one hour) and take place mostly on paths and tracks.
For more information about Bums off Seats visit their website or contact Vivienne McNiven on 01592 583343.
The Kirkcaldy Ramblers organise a year-round programme of led walks across Fife and other areas of Scotland. The group welcomes all walkers and offers a range of graded routes to suit all abilities.
The Kirkcaldy Ramblers are part of the national network of walking groups run by the national walking charity, The Ramblers. The charity campaigns to protect the natural beauty of our countryside, promote walking and safeguard public access to land.
For more information about the Kirkcaldy Ramblers and their walk programme please contact the Walks Co-ordinator on 01592 784553.
Kirkcaldy Civic Society
The Kirkcaldy Civic Society runs a series of 6 guided walks around Kirkcaldy per year. The walks, which are usually no longer than 2 miles, include an informative talk about the area the walk is passing through.
Over the winter months guest speakers give evening talks on a range of topics which are linked with Kirkcaldy or Fife.
To find out more have a look at the Kirkcaldy Civic Society website.