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Tay Bridge to Tayport

LOCALITY: Tayport, Fife
DISTANCE: 4 miles (6.44 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Parking, Toilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: St Andrews & East Fife

Walk description:

The route, on tarmac, starts at the car park to the east of the Tay Bridge, on the Fife side of the River Tay. Care is required when crossing the B946 from the car park. The path runs parallel with the road all the way to Tayport.

On a clear day there are magnificent views across the Firth of Tay to Broughty Ferry. The path comes to a lay-by with picnic tables. Beware of fast traffic and cyclists entering the lay bay- the dropped kerbs are right on the corner, almost on the road!

Nearer Tayport you will pass a lighthouse. On the descent into Tayport the old railway ballast has become hard packed, making it bumpy to travel on. The surface then becomes earthy and rough and the track passes behind the cemetery. The surface improves as you approach the harbour, where there are public toilets.


Additional notes:

There is a (takeaway) cafe in the car park - the accessible toilet key (not RADAR) is available from the cafe staff.

From Tayport it is possible to continue along the Fife Coastal path route all the way to Tentsmuir Forest.


24/07/2009 | Walk posted by Jan McDonald

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