Regrettaby we were unable to organise our Coastal Path Charity Walk in 2020 or 2021. We will continue to be guided by governmental advice and directives, but very much hope to be able to run this popular event once again - perhaps in 2022.
The walk is organised each year by the Rotary Club of Anstruther and East Neuk to raise money for good causes. A total of 22 charities benefitted in 2019 and these are listed at the bottom of the page.
As we look back, we recall that just over 100 walkers registered and warm, sunny weather (a following wind too), made for an excellent day. As usual registration and finish were in Crail, with free transport to the starting points of either Earlsferry or Anstruther.
With such wonderful weather most people took on the full 13-mile challenge and it was good to see so many family groups. Dogs too were having a great day out. As usual the athletes were first through the checkpoints, but picnics, lunch stops, fish and chips and ice cream were enjoyed by many. The glorious coastal scenery of the East Neuk of Fife did not disappoint.
All money raised is donated to registered charities – and each walker decides which charities to support. In 2019 those taking part raised £11,255 and since 2010, when the Walk started, a remarkable £127,784 has been raised for many, many local, national and international charities.
'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 few 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 £116,529 - 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 from the total of £10,040 raised. The amount raised for each charity can be seen by clicking HERE.
ADAMS, Alzheimers Society, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK ,Cancer Research UK, CHAS Rachel House, Chest Heart & Stroke, CLIC Sargent, Kidney Research UK, Lewy Body Society, Macmillan Care, Maggies, Medecin Sans Frontieres, MS Society, Multiple Scelerosis Society, My Name's Doddie Foundation, Nazareth Trust, Pittenweem Fish Memorial Ass, PSP Association, Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, Fife Coastal Trust, East Neuk Scouts, 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.