Walking Spots Near Dundee | Walking In Scotland

I was born and raised in the little city of Dundee, Scotland and I’ve lived here all of my life. Up until very recently I saw it as a boring place with nothing to do. I had no idea about all of the beautiful walking spots near Dundee.

But living abroad in a huge city last summer really changed that for me. Living in such a busy place helped me to really appreciate the beauty of my hometown and realise how lucky I am to live in such a fabulous place filled with lots of history and nature. By far, my favourite thing about where I live is how close it is to the countryside without actually being the countryside. I get the best of both worlds. I’m a huge nature lover and so when I returned home from travelling last year, I made a point of exploring more of Scotland. I started seeking nice walking spots near Dundee and was amazed at what I found. Here are some of the places I discovered…

Lomond Hills

Lomond hills is by far one of my favourite walking spots near Dundee. It’s close to the town of Glenrothes and is about a 50 minute drive away from Dundee. I went when it was snowing and it was very slippy and cold. I’d recommend proper walking shoes and warm clothes if going in winter. Take lots of snacks too- it took me quite a while to complete the walk. I parked in East Lomond car park and the post code for that is KY15 7AE.

walking spots near dundee- lomond hills sunset and hot air balloon

Glen Clova

Glen Clova is one of the six Angus glens and is really worth a visit. The walk to the top is very steep and took us around 45 minutes. But once you get there, you’ll be met by the beautiful Loch Brandy. The walk starts right behind the car park for Glen Clova Hotel.

loch brandy- walking spots near dundee

Loch Leven


Fife coastal path

This beach is right behind the Fairmont hotel in St. Andrews

Balmerino beach


Loch Faskally

This is NOT edited, it really was that pretty!

Laird’s Loch


Falls Of Bruar



This place is in the middle of the forest near Fingask castle

Reekie Linn


Kinnoull Hill


Dunkeld Hermitage


So there’s a handful of some of my fave places in Scotland- there are so many more if you venture out a little further. If any of my Dundee friends know of anymore places like these, that are close by, please let me know because I do love a wee adventure.


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  1. How beautiful Scotland is! I fondly remember our tour of Scotland in the early 90’s. We had great weather driving up the east coast, but through the highlands and down the west coast it was all fog, mist and rain. But we didn’t mind, as it if fit the beautiful landscape, the mystic castles and glens and it was all the reasons we needed to tour some distilleries. And best of all, Scotland is producing some great people 🙂 ! I have several great friends who are Scottish and being with them guarantees having a splendid time.

    1. My friend said exactly the same thing about the weather when she visited! She said the fog and rain was perfect for Scotland haha. Hope you get a chance to visit again one day! Which parts did you get to see?

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