Local walking and cycle routes, created by CLEAR. Residents and visitors to this small coastal town are often surprised by its surroundings. Occupying a fabulous location perched above the Forth with views across to the Lothians and looking across to the volcanic rim of the Lomond’s and Largo Law, this neglected area needs to be explored. The built environment is rather rundown but there are interesting walks and trails around town which invite exploration and offer easy and accessible opportunities for health, fitness, natural and heritage interest. Local community group CLEAR has been involved in planting around town – woodland, orchards, spring bulbs, flower beds. This includes planting along some paths and parks around town and especially out along the Fife Coastal Path.   We’d like more residents and visitors to get out and about around town  – on foot or on bicycle. So we created a series of Buckhaven Paths & Trails.

Buckhaven Heritage Trails – Inner and Outer

Explore the interesting history of the town by following one of the two trails and look out for the 25 small plaques along the route of each, highlighting places of particular interest.  The Inner is shorter focusing on lower Buckhaven, the shore and the town centre.  The Outer Trail visits the interwar and later housing schemes and more.

Inner Trail

Outer Trail

Orchard Trail

Discover the hidden Orchards around Buckhaven

3 Medal Trails

In conjunction with the Ramblers Scotland, CLEAR has designed three Medal Routes around parts of Buckhaven that take 15, 30 or 60 minutes respectively (for Bronze, Silver and Gold).  

Five Circular Walking Trails


 Pick up the Trail leaflets at the Hub 36 College Street Buckhaven (25 pence each)