About the project

Dundee City and Angus Councils are working together to develop proposals for how the coastal route can be improved between Broughty Ferry Castle and Monifieth. We want to create a continuous, off-road walking and cycling route that can be enjoyed by people making longer-distance journeys on the National Cycle Network 1 and for many more in the local community who may prefer shorter walks and rides. We are also seeking to improve the access to the NCN-01 with some discrete improvements on routes to and from the coastal path.

Engagement with local people on the proposals has been ongoing since early 2019.  Over the autumn and winter of 2019 – 2020, around 600 people provided feedback on draft concept designs for the route, via this website and through local events and discussions. 

I am delighted to hear about the improvement plans. We are very lucky to have a beautiful coastline and investment in keeping access to it is very worthwhile

It is clear that there is strong support for the scheme, with 97% of people in favour of upgrading the coastal path, and over three-quarters of people supporting the concept designs that were recently presented.

A draft updated masterplan has been prepared based on the feedback received; this was recently submitted to Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme, with the request for further funding to progress the project to the developed design stage.

Visualisation of segregated cycleway on The Esplanade

Give Your Feedback

You can view and comment on the updated plans on the Give Your Feedback page.

Visit the News and Events page for more details on activities that will be taking place in the future, and keep an eye on the Councils’ and local media channels for more information.

“It is a stunning walk that is deserving of a great path along its entire distance…which is why these plans are so welcome”