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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: 06 Mar 2017

Middleton Wood

Location: N/A

Area: North East

Sub Category: Parks

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Middleton Wood is not just for trees, it is:

  • a nature area for wildlife
  • for public use
  • for local participation
  • for nature study
  • The Ranger Service hold a family fun day each summer which has trails, wildlife activities and crafts to make and take away.
    More info and maps at weblink

Contact:

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


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 06 Mar 2017

Riverside Nature Park

Location: N/A

Area: West End

Sub Category: Parks

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Riverside Nature Park has been created from Dundee's old landfill site and opened in 2011.  Trees and wildflowers have been planted to form new wildlife habitats.  Visitors will find new paths, view points and information signs to help explore the park.

More info and maps at the link

Contact:

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


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 06 Mar 2017

South Road Park

Location: Menzieshill/Charleston

Area: Lochee

Sub Category: Parks

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South Road Park is between Menzieshill and Charleston. It is home to the Lynch Sport Centre (link is external), and to outside sport facilities such as football pitches, a Multi-use games area (MUGA) and a bowling green. The allotments have recently been refurbished. The park is landscaped with avenues of trees and paths linking the housing estates.

Myrekirk Park is very near South Road Park, has a football pitch and a woodland play area. There is also an ancient stone circle called Balgarthno, created thousands of years ago, Dundee’s oldest man-made structure.

More info and maps at the link

Contact:

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


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 06 Mar 2017

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: 06 Mar 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: 06 Mar 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: 06 Mar 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: 06 Mar 2017

Barnhill Rock Garden

Location: N/A

Area: The Ferry

Sub Category: Parks

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The rock garden is situated on part of a former nine-hole golf course, which was laid out after the Dundee to Aberdeen railway was built more than a century ago.

Plants have come from many sources including the Scottish Rock Garden Club and Dundee Botanic Gardens. Friends of the Barnhill Rock Garden regularly supply new plants including special donations from its members in memory of loved ones and help to propagate plants and shrubs from seeds and cuttings.

More info and maps at the link

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


Posted Date: 06 Mar 2017

Reviewed Date: 06 Mar 2017

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Location: N/A

Area: Strathmartine

Sub Category: Parks

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Fancy a fun family day out with lots of amazing animals? Then you are in the right place ... Camperdown Wildlife Centre is open all year round and have lots of happy animals that are looking forward to your visit.

Cost: Admission charges

Contact:

Website: http://www.camperdownwildlifecentre.com/


Posted Date: 19 Oct 2015

Reviewed Date: 06 Mar 2017

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