Dundonians looking to explore the city and get healthy at the same time are being urged to take advantage of walking trails which are right on their doorstep.
Details of a range of routes – all of which can be found in Dundee neighbourhoods – have been made available by Dundee City Council.
And with the fine weather expected to continue into next week, neighbourhood services convener Kevin Cordell is reminding residents of the benefits.
Ranging from 15 minutes to one-hour, the strolls take in the city streets and landmarks, with the council website offering interesting historical facts about the areas.
So whether it’s bird life or historical battles that take people’s fancy, Dundee has a lot to offer walkers.
In Strathmartine, the 20-minute Dragons Walk takes in view of the Sidlaws while passing the former Baldragon Academy School site. In the Maryfield ward, people looking to get in their 10,000 steps for the day can tackle the city centre to Dudhope Park walk. While on the move, walkers can view Dudhope Castle, which served as a barracks during the First and Second World Wars.
Anyone wanting to build up their stamina for this year’s Kiltwalk could tackle the West End Wander.
The 3.4-mile route is likely to take just over an hour while passing the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Magdalen Green.
Residents within the Coldside ward have an array of walks right on their doorstep, including the 35-minute Law Crescent walk. The walk starts at the supposed site of King Alpin’s battle between the Picts and Scots.
Starting off at Kings Cross Hospital, the route goes around the foot of the law before passing near to St John’s High School.
Historic castles feature on the East End Douglas Circuit.
The one hour and 20 minute trek starts outside Douglas Library on Balmoral Avenue while taking in Claypotts Castle.
And what could be better than a walk on the beach? The Sandy Beach walk starts at Broughty Castle and takes in more than three miles of picturesque scenery.
To let off some steam, head for the Old Railway Stroll in Lochee. The 20-minute jaunt follows a path that used to form part of the Dundee to Newtyle railway line. Starting outside Lochee Library the first point of interest is the red stone public baths and library which were paid for the by the mill-owning Cox Family.
Mr Cordell said: “The council is committed to healthy and sustainable forms of transport and walking is one of the simplest and best ways of getting around. Walking is a great way to stay fit and healthy and these routes help people to get into shape, but they’re also an excellent way to get out and about in our communities, meet neighbours and it’s free.”
For full details on the walks, visit www.dundeecity.gov.uk/outdoor-access-in-dundee/health-walks-ward-and-grade.