Now that the weather is improving and the sun is out, we thought it would be good to look at the different ways to stay healthy and keep fit in Fife in this summer.
There’s so much on offer in and around the Fife area that’s there’s no real excuses for not getting out and enjoying the fresh air and looking after your health.
Just like most people, I’m sure you don’t like being cooked up inside when the sun is shining – so let’s make a joint effort to get out there and keep fit and healthy in Fife!
1. Running routes in Fife
Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting out into the open and to ‘pound it out’ on the streets of Fife!
There are some amazing running routes in Fife that are suitable for running. During the spring and summer season there are many organised running events throughout Scotland. Keep an eye on the Fife Council website for cycling events taking place throughout Fife.
The WalkRunJog website is a great resource for finding great running routes in Fife.
2. Cycling routes in Fife
As cycling becomes more popular in Fife we are starting to see more accommodation for cyclists on the Fife roads, which is fantastic! As the weather improves you will start to find a lot of cycling events, races and competitions taking place throughout Scotland.
Keep an eye on the Fife Council website for cycling events taking place throughout Fife.
Check out the following website’s for 100’s of mapped out routes for cycling in Fife!
3. – Running on Fife’s beaches
Fife has 14 glorious beaches that you can take advantage of. Out of the 4 Blue Flag awarded beaches in Scotland, Fife is home to 3 of them! If you visit the Blue Flag Beaches website you will see that Kinghorn, Elie and Burtnisland have the Blue Flag award for cleanliness, high quality and safety.
Going for a run on the beaches of Fife is certain to keep you fit and healthy in Fife.
Check out the following websites for more information about Fife’s beaches including directions and facilities.
4. – Hill walking in Fife
You can really get away from the all the noise and hubbub of the busy roads and streets by taking a walk up two of Fife’s biggest landmarks – The Lomond Hills.
Most of the walks are fairly short and there is parking, picnic areas and public toilets for your convenience. So if you’d prefer to get away from it all, and spend time in the hills, check out the themed walks available to you here in Fife.
5. – Walking routes in Fife
The Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north. Walking the Fife Coastal Path is a great way to stay fit and healthy in Fife. There are suggested walks with all the details you need on the Fife Costal Path website.
You can also look for other great walking routes around Fife on the following website:
6. Fife outdoor gym!
Instead of heeding to the indoor gym, why not go for the outdoor option? We had no idea there was a purpose built outdoor Gym in Fife! Of course, regardless of where you live you can use the swing parks and play areas as alternatives to basic gym equipment.
(PS – We have never been to this outdoor gym. If you have used it please leave us a comment in the comments section below and let us know what it’s like)
7. Outdoor sports in Fife
At Lochore Meadows there is access to a large variety of outdoor fitness activities, including:
- mountain biking
- horse riding
- wind sailing
If you like to keep fit, and you enjoy outdoor activities then please head along to Lochore Meadows where there are plenty of outdoor options to keep you occupied.
8. Keeping fit on the Forth Road Bridge
Almost every time you drive across the Forth Road Bridge you’ll see people running, cycling and walking back and forth. People are doing it for fun, exercise and charity events. If it’s a clear day you’ll witness a brilliant view of North & South Queensferry and the Forth Rail Bridge.
If you travel across the Forth Road Bridge and back again you’ll have completed a 5km journey! It’s a sure fire way to blow the cobwebs off and get a change of scenery!
Where are your favourite outdoor places to stay healthy and keep fit in Fife?
Let us know in the comments section below.
Keep it clean!