The 2018 Walk took place
SUNDAY 13th MAY
Following heavy early morning rain the weather started out cool, cloudy and with a touch of haar. Thankfully, the day did quickly brighten up to be quite warm and pleasant.
The weather did have an offputting effect, with fewer walkers than usual. However everyone was in great spirits, enjoying a good walk with friends amongst fabulous scenery. We don't know yet how much the walkers raised for their chosen charities, but the coastal walk has already raised a brilliant total of £106,489 for many, many different charities. Money from this 2018 walk will add to the total. At present it stands at just under £12,000 and we will update this website should a last few donations arrive.
The walk is organised each year by the Rotary Club of Anstruther and East Neuk to raise money for good causes. A total of 26 charities benefitted last year and these are listed at the bottom of the page.
As always the walk is a great day out for individuals, groups or families. There are spectacular views across the Forth to the Bass Rock, May Isle and the Lothians. It is a great way to have a superb day out and raise lots of money for your chosen charity.
'Each year people taking part in the walk tell us how much they enjoyed the day and that they would definitely like to do it again. And each year it is a real pleasure to meet our friends from previous years, as well as new faces too'.
The walk starts and finishes in picturesque Crail, where ample off-road parking is provided and there is free coach transport to starting points of Earlsferry or Anstruther. You have the choice of 6 or 13 miles along a well-signposted route with manned checkpoints
A warm welcome, refreshments and a commemorative certificate and medal await at the finish.
Captured below are some images from the last couple of years.
Started in 2010, that first year raised £8,000 and we have seen subsequent years do even better as the event has become better known (although it must be said that the weather has had an effect too!)
Altogether the total raised since the event started now stands at £106,489 - and for many, many different charities. It is a wonderful tribute to everyone who takes part and to their supporters as well.
You can find more information about the coastal path from the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust - their website is at fifecoastalpath.co.uk
Following are the charities that benefitted. The amount raised for each charity can be seen by clicking HERE.
ADAMS, ADISS, Beatson Cancer Charity, CHAS Rachel House, Chest Heart & Stroke, East Neuk First Responders, East Neuk Kids After School Club, East Neuk Scouts, Epilepsy Action Scotland, Fife Coastal Trust, Fife Young Carers, Kidney Research UK, Lewy Body Society, Macmillan Care, Maggies, MND Scotland, Nazareth Trust, Parkinson's Scotland, PSP Association, Rotary Trust, Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, SC Ass Mental Health, Sepsis Trust, TCCL Lodge, The New Arc, Scottish Fisheries Boats Club.
Anstruther Rotary Club works throughout the year for local, national and international charities and to benefit the communities of the East Neuk.