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Seeking out the beating heart of a waterfall lost in an ancient forest of Scots Pine trees is one of the true pleasures of venturing into the countryside. Combine this with a walk through a remote...

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Waterfalls, Wildlife, Walking

A mixed woodland containing Scots Pine, Oak, Sycamore and Silver Birch, Backmuir Wood, between Muirhead and Liff, is home to Red Squirrels, Roe Deer and Jays. It is a popular spot with local...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

This is an All Ability Trail that is managed by the Woodland Trust. The trail is accessed by the entrance on Liff Road. It meanders through a woodland that is rich with mature trees and is popular...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Backwater reservoir nestles in the eastern Angus hills 14 miles NW of Forfar, at an altitude of 300 m. Opened in 1969, it is nearly 4 km long (N-S) and about 0.5 km wide. It serves the main towns...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Everyone has them - those rather non-descript Sundays when, despite the best intentions the night before when the rucksack's packed and the sandwiches are made, an uncertain grey sky outside...

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Fishing, Wildlife, Walking

A level path goes around the edge of Clatto reservoir and smaller paths extend into Baldragon Woods and Clatto Moor (which has been planted with trees). Admiral Duncan wood has had trees planted...

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Cycling and Mountain Biking, Wildlife, Woodland, Walks in Dundee, Walking

Balgavies Loch has long been recognised by naturalists as an important site for wildlife. This inland loch is surrounded by reedbeds and willow carr, attracting water rail, great crested grebe and...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Join the loop at the entrance to Balgay Park, off Glamis Road. An off road path starts next to the Yew bushes at the gateway.  The path follows the wall at the edge of Lochee Park. At the top,...

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Cycling and Mountain Biking, Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Start on City Road opposite Saggar Street.  Walk down City Road until you reach Scott Street.  Turn right onto Scott Street and then take the next left onto Glenagnes Road.  Turn right onto Logie...

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Gardens/flowers, Picnic Area, Wildlife, Woodland, Walks in Dundee, Walking

Start on city Road opposite Saggar Street.  Walk down City Road until you reach Scott Street.  turn right onto Scott Street and then take the next left onto glenagnes Road.  Turn right onto Logie...

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Gardens/flowers, Picnic Area, Wildlife, Woodland, Walks in Dundee, Walking

Balgay Hill, home of the city's Mills Observatory, has a fine mixture of deciduous and large conifer trees. For a relaxing afternoon...

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Gardens/flowers, Picnic Area, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Start in East Balgillo Road.  Follow the pedestrian / cycle way east beside Balgillo Road.  Beyond the houses on the left (north), cut across the grass to the path which follows the edge of the...

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Walks in Dundee, Walking

Take time out from the city to enjoy some peace and quiet at Balkello Community Woodland. Just a short trip from Dundee, it's a great place to stretch your legs and enjoy sweeping views of the...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Balmashanner Hill - locally known as Bummie - rises from the southern edges of Forfar and from its memorial there are fine views over the town. This short walk climbs up through Reid Park to make...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Drive to the end of Bay Road at the western end of Wormit, where there is parking space beyond the last houses.  Follow a well defined path heading west and at low tide there are good...

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Walking

Start outside the library on Balmoral Avenue.  Turn to your right and walk to Balunie Avenue.  Turn right onto Ballindean Road and walk along it until you reach Balunie Drive.  Turn right onto...

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Walks in Dundee, Walking

The rock garden is situated on part of a former nine-hole golf course, which was laid out after the Dundee to Aberdeen railway was built more than a century ago. When the Esplanade was constructed...

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Beach, Wildlife, Walking

Start on the corner of Hilltown and Hill Street and walk along Hill Street to the base of the Law.  Turn left and follow the Law Road.  Take the turn-off to your left and continue to follow this...

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Walks in Dundee, Walking

The pavilion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by prominent flax mill owners, the Baxter family in 1863. The park was laid out by one of the great innovators and achievers of the 19th...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

You can start this walk from any of the park's entrances.  Follow the path around the perimeter of the park.

Distance:  1.1 miles
Time:  20 minutes
Grade:  1

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Walks in Dundee, Walking

The valley in which the Birks lies was shaped during the ice age, with the river Tay running through its centre. It contains one of the tributaries of the Tay – the Moness Burn – and the site has...

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Waterfalls, Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

A low craggy peak to the south of Dunkeld, Birnam Hill was made famous by William Shakespeare's Scottish play, Macbeth. More recently, the area attracted the author Beatrix Potter, who spent many...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Varied walk starting from the town centre, passing through woodland to view Black Spout waterfall and Edradour Distillery. From the higher section of the walk good views over the River Tummel and...

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Waterfalls, Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Enjoy a 2.5 mile/4km circular walking trail on the outskirts of Markinch. Most of the trail is outwith the village and free from traffic noise. It’s very peaceful and contains some beautiful views...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

There are three routes to choose from: the Bronze Route is a short walk to the cathedral, the Silver Route is a walk through Brechin Cemetery and past Glebe Park and the Gold Route is a walk along...

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Walking

The Bronze Route is a short walk around Magdalen Yard Green, the Silver Route is a walk by the estuary and football grounds and the Gold Route is a walk to Dundee Botanic Gardens.

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Wildlife, Walks in Dundee, Walking

Broughty Ferry has a fantastic sandy resort award winning beach. In the summer thousands of people come to build sand castles and paddle in the water. In the winter the beach becomes a haven for...

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Wildlife, Walking

There are three routes to choose from: the Bronze Route is a short walk around the park, the Silver Route is a walk around the town and the Gold route is a walk along the esplanade and back.

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Wildlife, Walks in Dundee, Walking

Scotland was pushed into the Earth under a mass of ice, in some places more than one mile thick.  Seas inundated previously dry land and formed new beaches as the ice melted, allowing the land to...

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Beach, Gardens/flowers, Picnic Area, Wildlife, Walking

This is an easy route with 90% on cycle paths, that are suitable for both Road and Mountain cycles. There are also some very short hill sections.

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Cycling and Mountain Biking

Start opposite Broughty Ferry Library on Queen Street.  Walk along Queen Street and take the next road on your left and walk down Fort Street.  At the end of Fort Street turn left and walk along...

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Walks in Dundee, Walking

The site of an Iron Age Hill Fort at Menmuir in central Angus, the Brown Caterthun forms a complex earthwork of enclosures and ramparts over 4 miles (6 km) north-west of Brechin.

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Walking

In late autumn, Buchanty Spout is filled with wild salmon as they fight there way up stream through the raging torrents. Please be advised that there is no formal path or viewing area, so please...

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Waterfalls, Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

A headland on the North Sea coast of Angus, Buddon Ness forms the south easternmost extremity of Barry Links at the mouth of the Tay estuary to the south of Carnoustie and east of Broughty Ferry...

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Cycling and Mountain Biking, Walking

The south side of Brechin is bounded by the River South Esk, which once provided power for the town mills.  Initially following then riverside from Brechin Bridge, this circuit links a number of...

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Cycling and Mountain Biking, Walking