We are situated on the shores of Kinghorn Loch within the Craigencalt Ecology Centre in Kinghorn
Groups arriving in buses/minibuses: The track leading to the car park at the Earthship and Ecology Centre is quite rutted, and the parking area too small to turn a large bus. If you are bringing a large group to the Earthship please either park in the pull off just before the turning to the Earthship and walk the extra 100m, or take the first track down towards the loch. This is still a track but there is a bigger turning area at the end of it.
Getting here by public transport: Kinghorn is very easily accessed by either train or bus. The Earthship is a pleasant, fifteen minute walk or five minute cycle ride from the centre of town. So as to minimise the environmental impact of travelling to the Earthship we would like to encourage you to get here either by public transport or by bike/on foot if at all possible.
Kinghorn is on the beautiful, coastal, Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy Line (Fife circle line). Trains run approx. every half hour during the day. Please note that the railway station has a footbridge and it is therefore not wheelchair/pram accessible unless it can be carried. Scotrail advises to contact Kirkcaldy railway station if you require assistance.
The train from Edinburgh takes approximately 40 minutes and costs £6.20 cheap day return and £8.90 standard day return.
Fife Scottish buses run from Leven and Kirkcaldy through Kinghorn and terminate in either Burntisland or Dunfermline. Number 6/6A to/from Kirkcaldy. Number 7 to/from Dunfermline. No Sunday bus service. Bus route 6 stops closest to Kinghorn Loch and is an hourly service.
Bike from Edinburgh
Take the bike route out of Edinburgh and over the Forth Road Bridge. Stay on the right hand side of the Bridge as you are heading north so that you can then follow the signs down into Inverkeithing as soon as you have crossed the bridge. Follow the Fife cycleways Kingdom route along the coast as far as Burntisland. When you get to Burntisland find your way on to the B923 and continue as by car above. The distance is approximately 25 miles. It makes a nice tour to cycle one way and get the train the other. There are usually plenty of bike spaces on the trains, although they can also be reserved in advance through scotrail.
Completing the journey on foot
Come out of the train station along the small road which meets the high street at a junction. Turn right along the high street, go past the co-op and immediately take the next lane on the left. This takes you up a steep lane, then under some trees, then through a housing estate on Barclay road, continue straight on throughout. At the top of Barclay road you come to a T-junction, turn left and continue until you meet the main road (B923) on the outskirts of the town. Cross the staggered junction (go straight on) and follow the signs for Craigencalt Ecology Centre and Earthship Fife. The distance is approx. 1 mile.
Timetables for Buses and Trains
The easiest way to find out timetables, for either trains or buses, is to use the Traveline website ( www.travelinescotland.com ). You should specify the destination as Town:"Kinghorn" Stop:"Kilcruik Rd Glebe Pl"
Traveline (public transport info): 0870 608 2 608
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 (Textphone) 0845 60 50 600
Scotrail: 08457 55 00 33
Signposts for "Kinghorn Loch", "Craigencalt Ecology Centre" and "Craigencalt Farm" are all useful and, if asking directions from locals, simply ask "How do I get up to the loch?".
Take the A921 to Burntisland (if coming over the M90 come off at junction 1). At the second roundabout in Burntisland follow the B923 for Kinghorn Loch. After about a mile you will come to the 'Welcome to Kinghorn' sign, we are the next left after this sign. You will see a sign for Craigencalt Ecology Centre and then subsequent signs for Earthship Fife.
From Edinburgh Airport follow signs for the Forth Road Bridge, take the A921 for Burntisland and the B923 for Kinghorn Loch. Driving from Edinburgh takes approximately 45 minutes.
From Rosyth Europarc follow the signs for the M90 motorway and take the A921 for Dalgety Bay and Burntisland. At Burntisland take the B923 for Kinghorn Loch.