• Hopetoun Monument Walk
Distance: 13 km; duration: 3 hours
Starting out from the Scottish Deer Centre near Cupar, you’ll be able to drink in the spectacular views from the top of Mount Hill near the Hopetoun Monument, a Doric-style viewing column erected in the 1820s in memory of British soldier John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun.
• Tentsmuir Forest
Distance: 8.5 km; duration: 2 – 3 hours
Covering 1500 hectares and bordered on three sides by rivers and the sea, a walk through Tentsmuir Forest offers the variety of sandy beaches and woodland trails. Expect to see some of the forest’s abundant wildlife, such as roe deer and red squirrels.
• Historic Culross
Distance: 4 km; duration; 1 - 1.5 hours
Stretching your legs in Culross, you’ll get to discover the heart of this historic royal burgh, one of the best preserved 17th century Scottish towns. This short walk takes you through cobbled streets culminating in a climb to the ruins of West Kirk.
• Isle of May
Distance: dependent on route; duration: up to 5 hours
Including time taken to cross over to the island by boat from Anstruther and the walk itself, the Isle of May is well-sized for exploration on foot. A National Nature Reserve of significant importance, expect to spot breeding puffins or seals basking on rocks and beaches depending on the time of year. The island also boasts Scotland’s oldest lighthouse and a dark history of smuggling.
• Falkland Estate
The expansive woodlands of the Falkland Estate offer many gentle walks for those wanting to get to grips with a former Royal hunting lodge. A favourite with the Stuart monarchs and later leading Victorians, the estate has many pleasure trails which cut through the swathe of forested areas and farmland.