St Margaret’s Way – 61 miles – 6 days – Edinburgh to St Andrew’s. This pilgrimage starts at St Mary’s Cathedral in the centre of Edinburgh, taking you on bike paths and quiet roads to the Forth Road Bridge, then scenic coastal tracks and former pilgrim trails through local communities, to the famous ancient town of St Andrews. NB- A separate pilgrimage route, the St Andrew’s Way, also links these cities on an inland route.
This extension of St Margaret’s Way continues along Fife Coastal path through ancient fishing villages along beaches and over rocks until the spires of St Andrews come into view over miles of rolling fairways. The path continues up through the harbour into the precincts of the ruined cathedral.
This varied and attractive cross-country route of 12 km takes you to Dunfermline and the burial place of St Margaret (Queen Margaret) of Scotland and other Scottish kings. You can take the bus back to your start point.