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Stobsmuir Ponds

Location: Stobswell

Area: Maryfield

Sub Category: Parks

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Stobsmuir Ponds, home to the resident swans (which give the ponds their local name of "Swannie Ponds") is popular for boating and fishing. Walk along the pathways originally planted as the Octocentenary Rose Garden, with a range of roses including varieties from Dundee's twin towns of Alexandria, Orleans and Wurzburg.  Stobsmuir Ponds is the home of the Dundee Model Boat Club who sail on the bottom pond. There is also a play park and grassy areas.

More info and maps at the link

Contact:

Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/stobsmuir


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Templeton Woods

Location: N/A

Area: Strathmartine

Sub Category: Parks

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Situated just 15 minutes' drive from Dundee city centre and just off the Coupar Angus Road (A923) before Birkhill.

Templeton covers over 150 acres (a football pitch is roughly 2 acres) and is used by a wide range of people and organisations throughout the city for recreation, volunteering opportunities, training for employment and nature conservation. It is a working woodland managed by the Forestry Section.

A range of fun family events take place during the year including "Red Alert!", a chance to find out about red squirrels, "Naturally Artistic" forest craft days as well as "Fungal Forays" and "Hallowe'en Howling" in the autumn.

More info and maps at the link

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/rangerservice/templetonwoods


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Dundee Law

Location: N/A

Area: Coldside

Sub Category: Parks

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An extinct volcano formed around 400 million years ago, the 572-foot peak is the city's most distinctive landmark and an enduring attraction for visitors and locals.

Investment and landscape improvements mean the summit now sports a stylishly constructed observation point offering spectacular views extending on a clear day almost 45 miles over the city to Fife, Perthshire and the Sidlaw Hills to the north.

More info at the link

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/supportservs/dundeelaw/


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Trottick Mill Ponds Local Nature Reserve

Location: N/A

Area: Strathmartine

Sub Category: Parks

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The Trottick Mill Ponds were built over 200 years ago to provide water for the Claverhouse Bleach Works - a finishing mill for linen production.

The site is popular with walkers, families and school groups. Also Dundee's Green Circular Cycle Path (link is external) runs through the reserve on its route around the city.

The Ranger Service hold a free family fun day each summer where people come to learn more about the ponds and its wildlife and have a great time.

More info and maps at the link

Contact:

Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/rangerservice/trottickponds


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Countryside Ranger Service

Location: Courtyard Office, Camperdown House, Camperdown Country Park, Dundee, Angus, DD2 4TF

Area: Strathmartine

Sub Category: General Activities

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[Image: Countryside Ranger Services]Based in Camperdown Country Park, the Countryside Rangers provide a city wide service of environmental education and support for nature conversation projects.  The Rangers can be booked to give talks to schools or community groups or to lead activities in Dundee's many wildlife-rich areas.

A range of trail guides and leaflets are available that can be used for family or group activities.  These are free and can be obtained by contacting the Ranger Service.

For more information go to their website

Related Links:  Dundee Red Squirrel Project

                        Camperdown Country Park

In addition to our planned programme of events, Countryside Rangers provide a number of other services.

 

Organisation: Dundee City Council

Contact:

Telephone: 01382 431848

Email: countryside.rangers@dundeecity.gov.uk

Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/rangerservice


Posted Date: 05 Nov 2008

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Balgay Park

Location: Balgay Hill

Area: West End

Sub Category: Parks

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Balgay Hill, home of the city's Mills Observatory (link is external), has a fine mixture of deciduous and large conifer trees. For a relaxing afternoon, walk along the network of footpaths offering magnificent views across the River Tay.

Further info and map at the link

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/balgayvictoria


Posted Date: 27 Feb 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Victoria Park

Location: N/A

Area: West End

Sub Category: Parks

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Victoria Park offers a mixture of rose gardens, bedding plant displays, active play and recreational areas.

More info and maps at the link

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/balgayvictoria


Posted Date: 27 Feb 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Lochee Park

Location: Lochee

Area: Lochee

Sub Category: Parks

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Lochee Park, donated to the city by the Cox Brothers (jute mill owners) in 1890, provides ample space for active sports.

Further info and maps at the link

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/balgayvictoria


Posted Date: 27 Feb 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Baxter Park and Pavillion

Location: Central

Area: Maryfield

Sub Category: Parks

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The pavilion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by prominent flax mill owners, the Baxter family in 1863. Visit the 'David Baxter' page for more information about the family.  The park was laid out by one of the great innovators and achievers of the 19th century, Sir Joseph Paxton and the pavilion was designed by his son in law, George Henry Stokes.

The historic glass fronted Italianate Pavilion positively shines in its restoration and brings classical grandeur to the park. It is situated in the midst of 38 acres of mature parkland and is reached through grand entrance gates and sweeping lawns.

There is a Disabled Access Guide for Baxter Park available on the Disabledgo website

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Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/baxterpark


Posted Date: 27 Feb 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

Parks and Environment

Location: N/A

Area: Dundee Citywide

Sub Category: Parks

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The environment department manages and maintains a number of facilities - full list available at the link

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Email: environment@dundeecity.gov.uk

Website: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/environment/parksgardens


Posted Date: 27 Feb 2017

Reviewed Date: 12 Dec 2017

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