Although it's widely known for its location beside the Silvery Tay, Dundee is also blessed by a more modest watercourse, the Dighty Burn, which runs around its northern suburbs before turning south to join the sea between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth.
There is an active community group promoting a range of initiatives associated with the Dighty Burn, from history and biodiversity to drama ("Dighty Connect"). Walking is another focus of interest, not surprisingly as there is a string of parkland along the banks of the Dighty in Dundee, whilst the upper reaches flow through attractive countryside in Angus.
To mark midsummer 2010, a walk was organised from Dronley, where a new path follows the old railway line across the Dighty, through Trottick and Douglas to Monifieth, taking in some delightful scenery along the way. About 18 members of Dighty Connect were joined by 5 members of the Sidlaw Path Network Group based at Liff for this enjoyable afternoon walk in ideal weather.
- I'll remember this walk for the excellent company and the varied surroundings
- The best bit was the Trottick Ponds, overflowing with wildlife on the edge of the city
- We were well supported by Ann in the minibus, keeping us going with refreshment stops
- Thanks also to Debbie, for getting things organised
- The dogs seemed to enjoy it as much as everyone else
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne, 4 July 2010< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Date walked||20 June 2010|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Time taken||5 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||Dundee Greenway & Green Circular Map. Dundee Cycle Map OS Landranger 1:50,000, Sheet 54, Dundee|
|Walk source info||Previous visits.|
|Getting there||The start is about 1.5 miles from the A923 at Birkhill, which is served by buses from Dundee.|
|Disabled access||No Information|