Earlsferry to Pittenweem Shared Path

ENCAP is working together with the communities of East Neuk to develop a shared off-road path between Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earslferry, creating an active travel route that will improve access for all.

This project will present a significant opportunity to invest in and promote active and sustainable travel in East Neuk, connect our rural communities and inspire people to reduce car use for everyday journeys.

Our Path will connect with the Anstruther, Cellardyke, Kilrenny and Crail Shared Path and the Crail to St Andrews Shared Path. It is also part of a broader vision to connect the communities along the Fife coastline (East Neuk 50) and provide all people with a safe, continuous, convenient and single shared path route from Kirkcaldy to Dundee.

In the summer we completed the route options appraisal and identified three potential shared pah routes. Curious?  Please click here to see the map.



Active travel can bring enormous benefit to people’s wellbeing and the environment. The goal is that people of all ages and abilities should be able to enjoy themselves cycling, walking and wheeling.

ENCAP employed Crispin Hayes Associates and works with the Community Councils of Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie & Earlsferry and partners Fife Council, Anster Bike Group and other local groups to realise this project.



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We anticipate to complete the feasibility study and route options in May 2021, and we hope to complete the build of the shared path by the end of 2024.

The project is funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland’s Places for Everyone and is administered by Sustrans.



How to get involved

If you would like to know more about the project or if you want to get involved, please click here to express your interest!


Join our steering group

Whether you have got lots or only a little time to spare. We can’t build the path without the support of the community. We are always looking for more people to join the steering group and help coordinate the successful completion of our project. We meet four times a year.



Get in Touch

If you have any questions or comments, please use the Contact Us Page – giving your name and email as part of the submission form.

Thank you.


Latest news

Bike Fix & Swap Event

Join the Free Community Bike Fix & Swap Event

When: Saturday the 2nd October

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: St Monans Town Hall

Bring your old bike to fix or swap or upgrade a child’s bicycle.

If you have a bike you want to fix, donate or swap, please drop it off between 1 pm – 2 pm.


  • Cyclepath St Andrews offering advice and doing minor repairs and get bikes ready for the swap
  • Swap/donate your bike for an upgrade
  • Kids bikes for sale
  • Information stands and maps of shared path projects across the East Neuk – we are looking for community feedback!


  • Smoothie bike
  • Pedal-powered slot car racing game
  • Obstacle course for children (TBC)
  • Decorate your bike
  • Arts & Crafts for kids

Hope to see you there.

Our Shared Path survey shows a huge amount of support for our project

The results of our shared path consultation are in! Thanks to those who participated. The vast majority of the respondents (541) support a path between Earlsferry and Pittenweem.

The results of our consultation have been published and can be found here

Elie, St Monans and Pittenweem have their say on active travel paths linking communities

A consultation on shared use paths linking communities from Earlsferry to Pittenweem opens today.  It’s an opportunity for everyone in those communities to have their say on the project proposals to improve links for walking, cycling and wheeling. The consultation takes around four or five minutes and can be done easily on a smart phone.

Survey link: https://form.jotform.com/plumpie/earlsferrypittenweempath

Local charity East Neuk Community Action Plan is the organisation that initiated the project. Chair Edward Baxter said: “We want to hear from local people what their concerns are around walking and cycling, for example with kids or wheeling a buggy.  Responding to this consultation will help shape the sort of high quality, safe and direct path that could be built to link our communities.” 

Sustrans Infrastructure Officer Chris Coldwell said: “We are delighted to support this project and encourage locals and those who regularly visit the area on foot or by bike to use the consultation to give their views. Community engagement is a key part of all our projects and we cannot wait to see the ideas that the community come up with.”

East Neuk Community Action Plan has been awarded a further £31,000 through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, which is funded by Transport Scotland, to develop a feasibility study for a traffic free path route. Consultant Crispin Hayes said: “We’re really pleased to be working with ENCAP on this locally important project.  We will be feeding back to the community soon after the consultation closes in a fortnight – so you will be able to see what everyone said.”


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