The Green Circular is a 26-mile leisure cycle and walking route that circumnavigates Dundee. It passes through areas of parkland, alongside the scenic Firth of Tay riverfront, next to the Dighty Burn and past many of Dundee’s visitor attractions including:
Information boards on the way round point out historic buildings such as 7 Arches Viaduct, Finlathen Aquaduct, Claypotts Castle, Broughty Ferry Castle, Camperdown House and Tay Rail Bridge. They also suggest wildlife to look out for in the woodland, river or coastal habitats you will pass.
Almost all of the Green Circular is on shared use paths, although there are some sections on the road. The route is suitable for all standard bikes, mainly with a tarmac surface. Unsurfaced paths at Templeton Woods and Panmurefield may be muddy or stony. The route is well signposted in both directions, but a copy of the Dundee Cycle Map is useful to help find your way and indicates barriers which may be difficult for tandems, trikes or cargo bikes. You do not need to ride or walk the Green Circular all in one day. The Cycle Map will help you plan shorter loops.