Fife Coastal Path: a car-free tour along Scotland’s shoreline

The second part of our series exploring the UK on public transport involves soaking up a surprisingly sunny stretch of Scottish coastline

The Glamorgan coast, car-free

‘Da da da da derrrr da …” The water is foot-numbingly freezing but I mime a joyful slow-motion jog through the surf all the same, while my brother, wrapped up in fleece and walking boots, hums the Chariots of Fire theme from the beach. The title sequence of the 1981 film – famously accompanied by Vangelis’s synth-and-piano score – was shot 39 years ago here at West Sands, St Andrews.

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