Monikie Country Park
This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll. It contains woodlands, grassland and reservoirs with 140 acres of open water, banks and islands.
The reservoirs attract a large variety of water birds with the Great Crested Grebe a regular visitor. Also look out for Tree Creeper, Long-Tailed Tit, Woodpeckers, Tawny owls and Red Squirrels in the woodland area.
The park has an excellent Ranger Centre where you can hire sailboards, sailing dinghies and kayaks from May to September. There is also a nice cafe with picnic tables.
If you would like to continue your outing then you could head towards the nearby Crombie Country Park where you will find miles of walking trails around Crombie Loch. It's located just over a mile north east of Monikie Country Park.
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Monikie Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Monikie Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Monikie Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Monikie Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the park you'll find the excellent Cafe Byzantium. They have a wide offering from casual lunches of burgers and pizzas to Iskanderoni and Sicilian chicken. You can sit inside in the stylish interior or out on the pleasant patio if the weather is good. The restaurant can be found at a postcode of DD5 3QN.
The footpaths and woodland at the park make for a fine dog walk. Dogs are also welcome in the outside patio seating area of the cafe mentioned above.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head a few miles north west to Forfar you'll find a similar park in the shape of Forfar Loch Country Park. There's more nice waterside and woodland trails to try here.