Mountain bike trails to download
A set of 7 route cards for easy-to-moderate loops around several parks in Dundee and Monifieth have been produced by Dundee City Council and Stride in conjunction with Mountain Biking Development Scotland. These are ideal for people to try out some off-road cycling without having to travel too far. Then if you like it, you can go further afield, with a variety of routes also available in Perthshire. Available here.
Dundee's Green Spaces
Dundee is fortunate in having a large number of parks ranging from those near the city centre set out in Victorian times, such as Baxter Park and Magdalene Green, to the extensive parklands beside the Dighty Burn and the superb country parks at Camperdown and Templeton. There are also scenic paths beside the Tay Estuary, from the Esplanade and Beach at Broughty Ferry west along to Riverside and the new parkland shortly being opened just west of Dundee Airport.
Stride Walking and Cycling Map – East Dundee
This map will show all the cycling and walking paths and short-cuts, and is expected to be available in May 2011. If you’d like to receive a FREE copy, please contact us.
The following information is from the Dundee City Council website section on Outdoor Access:
Dundee Cycling Map
This covers the whole of Dundee and shows formal cycle paths and recommended routes. Copies are available at the Library in the Wellgate, and at the Tourist Information Centre at Discovery Point.
Dundee Green Circular
This mostly traffic-free path for cycling and walking encircles Dundee, taking in the City Centre waterfront, the woodland around the Technology Park in the west, Camperdown and Templeton Parks to the north, Trottick Ponds and the Dighty Valley through Finlathen Park, Longhaugh and Drumgeith Park, Arbroath Road and Balgillo Road, the Dighty Haughs below Balmossie Mill, through Monifieth to the Broughty Ferry Esplanade and back via the port to the waterfront at Discovery Point.
A guide can be downloaded here (1.16mb PDF).
There are two maps available covering the western and eastern sections:
Western section (extending east to Whitfield Primary School, Drumgeith Park and Craigie High School) (3.82mb PDF)
Eastern section (eastwards from Whitfield Primary School etc) (3.71mb PDF)
All these publications are available at Dundee Library in the Wellgate, and the Tourist Information Centre at Discovery Point.
Dundee’s Greenways have been developed in the west of Dundee. The routes currently link the City Centre, The University of Dundee, Balgay Park, Ninewells Hospital, South Road Park and the Green Circular. The routes provide a useful link between work places, shops, leisure facilities and recreation areas. Click here to access a map of the new routes. (1.24MB PDF)
Dundee Healthy Walks maps
These are available via a separate page of the Outdoor Access section of the website.