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 neighbouring projects: 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.


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Check out the infographic below for the project aim and long term vision:

The Plans

After two years of feasibility, consultation and engagement, we completed the route options appraisal and identified three potential shared pah routes. Curious?  Please click here to see the appraisal.

Last summer, we completed the plans for the proposed main route between the villages and the subsidiary routes within the villages. The images below show the plans for each section of the route:

Whole of main route

Local routes Earlsferry/Elie:

Local route St Monans:

Local route Pittenweem:

Stage 2 of the Project

We are now working closely with landowners and their agents throughout negotiations for land agreements.

We anticipate completing stage 2 (design stage and landowner negotiations) in December 2023, and we hope to complete the build of the shared path by the end of 2025

We are happy to consider potential improvements or minor adjustments on the local routes. You can email your comments to us at spotjewijd@gmail.com


What is active travel?

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. For more information please see the poster below:



ENCAP employed Crispin Hayes at Whole Cycle Ltd as a path consultant, 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.


How to get involved

If you would like to know more about the project or if you want to get involved, contact us via the form below

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


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Latest news

Our annual Active Travel Event is on Sunday 18 September, between 1-4 pm, and we are excited to share the activities with you and invite you to come along.
Bring your bike and get a FREE Dr bike health check (and minor repairs) or swap your bike for another one. We also have bikes we can give away.
Children can bring their bikes and DECORATE them or learn new BIKE SKILLS from our bikeablity team or pedal to blend a delicious SMOOTHIE.
Try an E-BIKE or CARGO BIKE, learn more about the shared path projects in North East Fife or participate in the family treasure hunt (prizes for all kids).
The First Responders, The Walkie Talkies, St Andrews Environmental Network and Pittenweem Consultation Team are joining us too.
There is so much to see and to do, so we hope you come and celebrate active travel with us!
Sunday, 18th Sept between 1 – pm
Pittenweem, Church Hall and in the park (weather permitted).

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

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