Aberdour - Silversands - Bendameer - The Heughs

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This walk takes in a short section of the Fife Coastal Path, passing through a picturesque Aberdour Village and its harbour, with views south over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh. It continues past Hawkcraig Point with more spectacular views and passes the appropriately named Silversands Beach, which has an award for a 'Premium' British beach. The route then follows the railway line below 50m-high cliffs, the route passing through woodlands with a rocky beach only a few metres away, visiting a pleasant cascade at Bendameer, before striking uphill and returning on a smaller, pleasant high path through deciduous woodland The Heughs, back to Aberdour Village. There is a dramatic clifftop view at one point near the end.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Fife - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
4/4/2019 - ROBERT INGLIS

Having undertaken this walk and assuming I have map reference 9 correct, the steps to be used here are in a very poor state indeed dangerous. I suggest some serious work is required before anyone undertakes this part of the walk. Thanks Robert Inglis

4/20/2014 - Yvonne Allan

Lovely walk on Easter Sunday. Initial entry to walk is via Shore Road. Steps are a bit unstable.

6/5/2012 - Rodney Foy

A very enjoyable walk. Make sure your legs are covered though, even if it's hot - there are a lot of nettles invading the path on the return leg through the forest.

7/2/2009 - Sarah Floyd

Good walk for a hot day; plenty of shade. Watch out for seals basking on the rocks. Toilets at harbour are permanently closed, there are more at Silversands.

10/11/2008 - Penelope Philipson

Very enjoyable walk; I definitely recommend taking the detour up to the cliff top for a great view of Arthur's Seat across the Forth. Word of warning at Point 9 - the steps are STEEP and if you have stumpy legs like me, you will be bent double and scrambling.

3/25/2008 - Fiona Dick

My Navman made it 6.75 km. Building at point 3 is now a gallery and the toilets aren't open in winter, but there are some that are at the far end of Silversands Bay. Good to do this walk when the trees are bare and then you get sea views all the way between point 9 and 11.

6/4/2006 - James Logie

This is an excellent and varied walk which is, as the main page suggests, good for kids - more than enough to keep them interested. Two points worth noting. First, according to my GPS the walk is slightly longer than suggested - more like 4.3 miles (6.9 km). Second, if you take the second option at point 4, it is easy to miss the waymarker and end up at a deadend. As you follow the path and come to some houses, look to the left and climb the path with steps which will take you up the top of the cliffs and some splendid views.

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