The path along the waterfront is among the best places to run in Dundee. A paved, multi-use path, called The Green Circular, extends both east and west of the centre, mainly along the River Tay. This route goes for up to 5.3 miles west, past the airport and University of Dundee to Riverside Nature Park. There are splendid water views the whole way. Note: Headed east, there’s a ~1 mile gap between the marina and Stannergate Rd., where the port is industrial and not very runnable.
Start near central Dundee at the marina just east of the River Tay bridge. Do a little loop around the scenic marina, and then head west along the Green Circular Path. You’ll pass the landmark, modern V&A Dundee museum. At 2.5 miles are the University of Dundee Playing Fields, which are adjacent to the airport. At the ~4 mile mark is Riverside Nature Park, where a loop around the open, grassland paths is ~1 mile.
Add-Ons: At the ~2 mile mark, the Riverside Approach road leads to the lovely Magdalen Green, which has a pleasant, ~1 mile path. You can also take a jaunt around the University of Dundee Playing Fields. See also our route headed east. The Tay Road Bridge also has a pedestrian path, along it’s 1.5 mile length. The path is in the middle lane between the car lanes, so there aren’t particularly good views.
- Pick a distance of your choice. It's up to 5.3 miles (8.5 km) to Riverside Nature Park
- Fairly flat
- Dundee Marina