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Dundee, Scotland

Includes Several Routes in Dundee, Tayport, and St. Andrews

This is our guide to running on the east coast of Scotland, from Dundee to St. Andrews. There are some great places to run in Dundee, showcased by paths along the River Tay, Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, and linear park paths along the Dighty Burn Tributary. There’s also some nice waterfront running across the river in Tayport.

We’ve also put together two great routes in the historic coastal town of St. Andrews, which is famous for its golf courses. The iconic route includes waterfront paths skirting the world’s oldest public golf course, and along the beach where ‘Chariots of Fire’ was filmed.

Dundee and St. Andrews are only 14 miles apart — an easy drive or bus ride. Runners should note the fickle Scottish weather. It can be windy and wet any time of year, and you’ll almost always need a later.

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Balgay Park & More

Dundee, Scotland

One can put together a nice 2-3 miles around Balgay Park/Victoria Park/Lochee Park, including paths to forested Mills Observatory. Extend further on paths to the Change Centre Dundee sports complex, or do our full 9.3 mile loop!
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Dighty Burn Linear Park Path

Dundee, Scotland

A nice ribbon of green on this linear park path, which runs along the Dighty Burn tributary of the River Tay. Combination of open park land and some forested sections. Up to 4.3 miles between Claypotts Castle and just west of Trottick Ponds.
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Can’t miss the Chariots of Fire 5k, held each June in St. Andrews.