Core Paths content
While the primary purpose of Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act is to establish statutory access rights to all suitable land, whether or not defined paths exist, it is recognised that the majority of access takes place along defined routes. Section 17 of the Act requires Local Authorities to provide a system of core paths that are sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area. In other words these core paths will form a basic network of routes for exercising your access rights. These will link into wider path networks and general access areas, such as open land, woods, fields and hills.
The original Core Path Plan was adopted by Dundee City Council in 2009 after extensive consultations and with support and advice from Dundee’s Local Access Forum. Paths in the plan have been improved, particularly through improvements in Dundee Waterfront. The Local Access Forum carried out surveys, and proposed changes to the plan. The changes were subject to consultations, and were adopted by Dundee City Council on the 1st March 2020.
You can download the maps and report below or request a copy from the Access Officer.
Dundee City Council has an obligation to provide an Environmental Report as part of the Core Paths Plan. This is available as a PDF document for you to download.
- Core Paths Plan Report (1.94MB PDF)
- Overview Map (620KB PDF)
- Map 1 (Western Countryside) (356KB PDF)
- Map 2 (Camperdown Country Park) (898KB PDF)
- Map 3 (Ardler, St Mary's and Kirkton) (947KB PDF)
- Map 4 (Lochee, Charleston and Menzieshill) (978KB PDF)
- Map 5 (West End) (810KB PDF)
- Map 6 (Central) (962KB PDF)
- Map 7 (Caird Park, Trottick and Finlathen) (859KB PDF)
- Map 8 (City Centre) (634KB PDF)
- Map 9 (West Ferry) (674KB PDF)
- Map 10 (Douglas, Whitfield and Fintry) (871KB PDF)
- Map 11 (North East Countryside) (668KB PDF)
- Map 12 (Broughty Ferry) (793KB PDF)
- Environmental Report December 2008 (1.49MB PDF)
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