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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...

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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 short circuit around Balbirnie Park. This is one of the smaller, more accessible routes, which follows a woodland path by the river and back past the golf club and hotel. The path is wide enough...

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Woodland, 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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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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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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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 in North Balmossie Street, at the end of Inchkeith Avenue.  Go north, down North Balmossie Street, and turn right, into Wyvis road.  Cross the bridge, and swing right, onto the footpath with...

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Walks in Dundee, 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

There are three routes to choose from:  the Bronze Route is a short but pleasant breath of fresh air, the Silver Route is a slightly longer walk along a short stretch of the River Tay and the Gold...

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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 Ben Earb ridge stretches north west from the Spittal of Glenshee and offers a fine upland walk with stunning views east and west.

The climb up on to Ben Earb is hard work if you're...

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Wildlife, Walking

Ben Gulabin will be a familiar landmark to anyone who has travelled north from Blairgowrie to Braemar. It stands proud above the Spittal of Glenshee, a well established travellers' rest stop which...

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Wildlife, Walking

Set amongst spectacular scenery, Ben Lawers is Perthshire’s highest mountain with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea. As a National Nature Reserve, it is one of the top places in the UK for...

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Wildlife, Woodland, Walking

Rising to 2758 feet (841m) high, Ben Vrackie is often overlooked by hillwalkers heading for higher peaks. But the route to the top offers a taste of all that is best in the great outdoors -...

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Wildlife, Woodland, 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

This is a very pleasant walk around the Birnie Loch. There are only a couple of short gradients along the path the worst being 10% (1:10) for 2m. The path is narrow (600mm) in places.There is a...

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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

The Glen Trail starts at the Blairadam car park and follows forest trails and paths which in some places are covered by loose stones or are a little muddy after wet weather. The trail drops fairly...

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Woodland, Walking

The Blairenbathie Trail is pleasant woodland walk just under 4Km (2.5 miles) long. There is a steady climb of 60m or so over 1500m in the middle part of the trail, with a number of short stretches...

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Woodland, Walking

The remnants of an ancient pinewood have been conserved and a replanting programme has restored it to its former glory. Three waymarked walks offer stunning views to the surrounding countryside....

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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