Elie Chain Walk

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There are two 'Via Ferrata' in the UK; one runs up Fleetwith Pike in the Lake District, run as a commercial activity by the Honister Quarry Company and you go harnessed up and clipped into the wire. The Elie Chain walk is free, maintained by Fife Council and you don't need a harness, using the chains and footholds to assist you along.

The walk is situated on the beautiful Fife Coast and starts at Shell Bay before walking toward the pretty twin communities of Elie and Earlsferry, passing WW2 ruins along the way. Then the Chain Walk is traversed, taking you back to Shell Bay.

The walk should only be attempted at low tides (starting about ninety minutes after high tide is best) and although short and without significant height gain, is marked as strenuous due to the chain sections, where a slip could be painful.

Only for the reasonably fit!

Scotland - Central Scotland - Fife - Coast

10/05/2016 - Richard Hardy

Not really possible with dogs, unless you have climbing harnesses for them !!