GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dundee Walks - Dudhope Park and Dundee Law

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits the pretty gardens surrounding Dudhope Castle in Dundee. After exploring the gardens you can then head a short distance north to climb to Dundee Law for great views over the city. It's a nice way to visit two the cities highlights on a fairly short walk.
To continue your walking around Dundee you could head to the nearby Camperdown Park, Monikie Country Park, Crombie Country Park or Clatto Country Park.

Dundee Walks - Dudhope Park and Dundee Law OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dundee Walks - Dudhope Park and Dundee Law Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Dundee

  • Camperdown Park - Explore 400 acres of parkland in this large country park in Dundee
  • Monikie Country Park - This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll
  • Crombie Country Park - Explore the 200 acres of woodland surrounding the beautiful Crombie Loch in this country park near Abroath, Angus
  • Clatto Country Park - Enjoy miles of well laid out cycling and walking trails in this lovely country park in Dundee
  • Lairds Loch - This walk visits the pretty Lairds Loch in the Sidlaw Hills near Dundee.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north west and you could visit the tranquil Lairds Loch and enjoy a climb to Northballo Hill in the lovely Sidlaw Hills.

Photos

Dudhope castle - geograph.org.uk - 9790

Dudhope castle. Dudhope was the home of the Scrimegour family, hereditary standard bearers to the Kings of Scots. It is a 17th-century courtyard castle, extended from a 16th-century keep, which has now been demolished. The property was sold by the family in 1668, to John Graham of Claverhouse, also known as Bonnie Dundee or Bloody Cavers - depending on whose side you were on. He led the Jacobites to victory at Killiecrankie in 1689, though died in the process. The castle was later converted to use as a woollen mill, then a barracks. It was restored in 1989, and is now a part of the University of Abertay.

Skate park, Dudhope park - geograph.org.uk - 1170011

Skate park, Dudhope park

Fog in the Tay estuary - geograph.org.uk - 9750

Fog in the Tay estuary. This view south from the summit of Dundee law shows a temperature inversion in the river estuary. Normally it is possible to see across the river to Fife. On this June morning cold air had crept from the sea into the river mouth (not an uncommon event especially in summer when sea haar spoils many a fine day in Dundee) and only a tiny fragment of Fife is visible above it.

Haar approaching Dundee city centre across River Tay at Sunrise late 1998 from Law

As the sun rises, a haar (coastal fog) can be seen on the River Tay, approaching Dundee. Taken from the Law in late 1998.Shortly after this was taken, the haar hit the city itself. (Note that the Overgate Centre seems to be missing- you can see right through to the church tower and Nethergate- so I'm guessing this between the old one being demolished and the new one being built, as the crane would suggest).

War Memorial and View Indicator at the top of Dundee Law - geograph.org.uk - 951389

War Memorial and View Indicator at the top of Dundee Law

Toposcope, Dundee Law - geograph.org.uk - 1626009

Toposcope, Dundee Law

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