This is one of many community woodlands in the UK maintained by the Woodland Trust. It's situated beside Muirhead village, just to the north of Dundee, and is a popular location for short relaxing walks especially for those walking dogs. A network of paths means there are routes of about 1-3 miles, taking from half an hour to an hour and a half. The trees are of varied species and ages, creating many different types of woodland scenery from stands of tall Scots pines to areas of slender young birches.
I had gone past many times on the road between Liff and Muirhead, but only ventured into the wood a year ago. I was captivated by the mix of woodland, the carpet of autumn leaves, and the views across the surrounding countryside - it's a delightful place to enjoy a pleasant stroll. I went back a few months later with my wife, in the spring, and we took an alternative route around to Liff and back along the road.
- I'll remember most the diversity of woodland scenery
- The best bit was the rich autumn colours
- The view from the road gives little idea of the quality of the walks
- There are no words of warning
Disabled access? Although some sections of the path close to the road would be suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, I don't think the gates allow easy access for wheelchairs, and parts of the upper section are uneven passing over tree roots and between trees.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
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|Location||At Muirhead village just off the A923 to Coupar Angus, 7km (4.5 miles) north-west of the centre of Dundee. Close to Camperdown and Templeton Woods.|
|Date walked||4 November 2006 and|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||5 km / 3 miles approx|
|Height climbed||100 feet approx|
|Time taken||1 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||None - easy to follow perimeter of wood|
|Walk source info||James Carron's "Dundee Walks - 20 Walks within 20 minutes' drive of the city"|
|Getting there||By car from Dundee to Muirhead on the A923, turning left on the road to Liff, car park 1 mile on the right.|
|Places to stay||Range of accommodation in Dundee|
|Other features||Close to other walks at Templeton Woods and Camperdown Park|